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The American Film Institute has announced the programming and panels for its State of the Art – Innovation, Storytelling and Technology showcase, which will take place November 7-8 at AFI FEST 2015. The event is dedicated to immersive storytelling and virtual reality (VR) and will include panel discussions with leading artists, interactive installations and VR stations accessible to festival attendees.
“The evolution of art is currently being driven by strides in technology, and visual storytelling is our world’s most dynamic example,” said Jacqueline Lyanga, director of AFI FEST. “AFI FEST’s State of the Art showcase will bring audiences and storytellers together to experience and understand some of today’s most cutting edge work.”
Check out all of the State of the Art events below.
DIR Chris Milk. USA
A photorealistic, CG-rendered 3D Virtual Reality film takes the viewer on a journey from one beginning to another.
DIR Matthew Gratzner. USA
With immersive 360-degree shots, THE MISSION follows the adventure of a WWII Special Operations team that is dropped into a raging battle on the Eastern Front.
DIRS Chris Milk and Zack Richter. USA
Vrse.works and The New York Times come together to capture the birth of a new, large-scale street art installation in New York from renowned French artist JR.
DIR Jessica Brillhart. USA
A journey through the vast experiences of our world.
DIR Justin Lin. USA
The first live action project from Google Spotlight Stories, HELP uses immersive 360-degree technology to drop the viewer into downtown Los Angeles during an alien attack.
DIR Justin Lin. USA
Initially designed to promote Evan Johnson and Guy Maddin’s new film, THE FORBIDDEN ROOM, this looping collection of moving, morphing posters suggests an anachronistic collision between digitally corrupted video files and a damaged silent-era film print.DIR Justin Lin. This project can be found at the TCL Chinese 6 Theatres from Nov. 7-12.
In this astonishing interactive narrative film by acclaimed directing duo, The Daniels, the tumultuous lives of two quarreling lovers unravel and participants choose how any given scene will play out from 16 parallel universes.