#NFF18 Enter the Story: Virtual Reality Experiences program announced.
In 2016, we unveiled our first ever virtual reality demonstrations and experiences. This is a new frontier in storytelling, and we are proud to showcase select VR titles that aim to dazzle attendees throughout the festival in our Legacy Lounge.
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.