Take a Peek at NFF’s ‘Enter the Story: Virtual Reality Experiences’
After unveiling our inaugural virtual reality demonstrations at the 21st NFF, we’ve continued exploring the frontier of storytelling every year. We’re proud to carry on this program in our Legacy Lounge each festival season, and aim to dazzle attendees with a showcase of new VR titles for years to come.
Equipment provided by:
NFF 2018 Program
Project Creators: Angel Manuel Soto, Charlotte Stoudt,
Laura Wexler | Key Collaborators: Rachel Skidmore, Bryn Mooser, Erik Donley | USA / 2018 / 13 min / Narrative
A thriller adaptation of a UFO abduction story recounted by husband and wife Barney and Betty Hill to friends and authorities.
Project Creator: Li Mi | China / 2017 / 11 min / Animated
An old man and an optimistic dog live in a garbage dump, picking up abandoned garbage day after day, year after year.
Project Creators: Vassiliki Khonsari, Navid Khonsari,
Andres Perez-Duarte, Sam Butin | Key Collaborators: Lulu LaMer, Maria Essig | USA / 2018 / 20 min / Narrative
When the clock strikes eight, a suspenseful drama begins to unfold in real time. Peer into the private lives of eight disenfranchised tenants entangled in a murder.
Writers/Directors: Catherine Upin, Nonny de la Peña
Writers: Julia Cort, Caitlin Saks, Carla Borras | USA / 2017 / 13 min / Documentary
Experience being in Greenland—standing in the water in front of a glacier, flying at low altitudes over some of the world’s most stunning scenery, and diving beneath the ocean’s surface.
Project Creator: Michael Muller | Key Collaborators: Michael Smith, Morne Hardenberg | USA / 2018 / 10 min / Documentary
A unique look at our oceans and the creatures that reside in them.
Writer/Director: Charlotte Mikkelborg | USA-Germany / 2018 / 10 min / Documentary
In Ethiopia, 3-year-old Aminai is trying to find enough food and water to survive the worst drought in 30 years; 10-year-old Changkouth in South Sudan is trying to get an education and avoid being recruited as a child soldier; and 18-year-old Mani in Chad is ostracized by her community because she is living with HIV, but determined to change minds.
Project Creators: Clement Léotard, Philippe Collin | France / 2017 / 10 min / Narrative
Have you ever dreamed of traveling to the cinema? Immerse
yourself in the masterpieces of the seventh art.
Project Creators: Conservation International, Passion Planet, Vision3 | Key Collaborator: The Tiffany & Co. Foundation | USA-UK / 2018 / 9 min / Documentary
Narrated by Academy Award-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o,
My Africa transports viewers to an elephant sanctuary in Kenya.
Project Creator: Stevo Chang | Cast: Kally Khourshid, Holly Rone, Natalie Erickson, Steve Froehlich, Jon Maxwell | USA / 2018 /
15-30 min / Narrative
In a not-too-distant American dystopian future, the president revokes the green cards of all Iranian-born U.S. permanent residents. Jane Manesh must flee or face deportation.
Writer: Tarik Benbrahim | Director: Elijah Allan-Blitz | USA / 2018 /
4 min / Documentary
Join Laird Hamilton and friends as they chase perfection in the form of eight- to ten-foot waves stretching over a mile long, where rides up to six minutes become normal atop an innovatively designed hydrofoil surfboard.
Writer/Director: Ryan Lynch | Project Creator/Director: Nathalie Mathe | Project Creator: Justin Chin | USA / 2017 / 10 min / Narrative
What happens when a young female coder joins a male-dominated floundering startup that’s deep in an identity crisis?
Writer/Director: Jesse Ayala | Writer: Connor Lonning | USA / 2018 / 3 min / Documentary
Aiden ShortCloud, a Two-Spirit artist and historian in Boise, Idaho, struggles to preserve and revive his heritage in a race against time.