Tribeca Film Festival 2018 dates. Photo provided.
Tribeca Film Festival 2018 dates. Photo provided.

33 Virtual Reality Projects Will be Presented at Tribeca 2018

The 2018 Tribeca Film Festival will be presented from April 18-29 throughout various venues across New York City.

Tribeca will be kicking off the festivities of its 17th edition with a world premiere of LOVE, GILDA on Wednesday, April 18, 2018. Gilda Radner, comedian, actress, and writer, will be honored with a special in-depth documentary of her life and career.

The film is directed and produced by Lisa D’Apolito, as well as additional support from the Gilda Radner estate, and 3 Faces Films in association with Motto Pictures.

“As a Festival that has always supported women’s voices and is largely run by women we are incredibly proud to celebrate the inimitable voice of Gilda during the opening night of our Festival.” – Jane Rosenthal, Co-Founder and CEO of the Tribeca Film Festival

Tribeca Interactive 2018

This year the festival is hosting 33 different virtual reality projects for attendees to experience.

Tribeca Film Festival has announced the following projects to the Interactive lineup:

VIRTUAL ARCADE

21 projects from five countries, with 17 world premieres, make up this dynamic program.

#WarGames VR (World Premiere) – USA
Project Creators: Sam Barlow, Eko
Key Collaborators: MGM, m ss ng p eces

1000 Cut Journey (World Premiere) – USA
Project Creators: Courtney Cogburn, Elise Ogle, Jeremy Bailenson, Tobin Asher, Teff Nichols
Key Collaborators: Virtual Human Interaction Lab, Cogburn Research Group

Arden’s Wake: Tide’s Fall (World Premiere) – USA
Project Creators: Eugene Chung, Jimmy Maidens
Key Collaborators: Devon Penney, Annmarie Koenig, Bruna Berford, Christina Tasooji, Adrian Ochoa, Jessica Douglas, Terry Kaleas, Kinga Vasicsek
Cast: Alicia Vikander (narrator)

BattleScar (New York Premiere) – USA, France
Project Creators: Nico Casavecchia, Martin Allais
Key Collaborators: Arnaud Colinart, Andrew Geller, Raphael Penasa, René Pinnell
Cast: Rosario Dawson (narrator)

Campfire Creepers: Midnight March (World Premiere) – France, USA
Project Creator: Alexandre Aja
Key Collaborators: Casey Cooper Johnson, Martin Andersen
Cast: Archie Lewis, Chloe Hawthorne, Kai Czuplak, Lara Karbritz, Lola Martin

Chalkroom (New York Premiere) – Taiwan R.O.C., USA
Project Creators: Laurie Anderson, Hsin-Chien Huang

Coral Compass: Fighting Climate Change in Palau (World Premiere) – USA
Project Creators: Tobin Asher, Elise Ogle, Jeremy Bailenson
Key Collaborators: Rob Dunbar, Bob Richmond

Coral Compass: Fighting Climate Change in Palau is a film that I feel deeply connected to before seeing a still of the film. During my time as an undergrad student, we helped put together a campaign to help build awareness for the rising sea levels in Palau.

The rise in sea level due to global warming is a very real and serious problem of coastal communities such as Palau. It is an awesome idea that the filmmakers decided to put a spotlight on this issue.

Connect with the full list of interactive projects via the festival’s main website.

“Each year, we’re seeing creators push boundaries and explore new ways to tell stories through VR. As the technology improves, so does the storytelling, and with that we are able to use VR to tackle new issues, experiences and narratives and invite new audiences to experience these projects.” – Ingrid Kopp, co-curator of Tribeca Immersive

Explore the short film lineup via the festival’s main website for more information. Also, check out the schedule to see the timeline of film screenings at Tribeca Film Festival.

Connect with Tribeca on social media for updates on the event.