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The Forest City Film Festival, Cannes XR & VRcadia present:
VIRTUAL REALITY FILM FESTIVAL 


Choose from a curated selection of 360 films and interactive experiences at London’s first ever Virtual Reality Film Festival. The fun begins May 24 at 6 p.m at VRcadia, 750 Richmond Street. Tickets cost $10 in advance, $15 at the door.

Fri, 24 May 2019, 18:00 – Sun, 26 May 2019, 01:00 EDT


In partnership with Forest City Film Festival and Cannes XR, VRcadia presents the Virtual Reality Film Festival.
Immerse yourself in a personalized film experience. Choose from our menu of over a dozen films straight from the sunny shores of France’s renowned Cannes celebration.
May 24th and 25th at VRcadia’s downtown London lounge.
Your ticket reserves an hour in a booth and your selection of short films.
No commercials or advertisements!
Popcorn, pop and candy will be sold at the concession stand.
Buy your ticket online and choose your time slot for $10.00. When you arrive we will have a quick selection process and then you’ll be able to jump right into your personalized selections!
If tickets are available they will be sold at the door for $15, so buy your tickets early, we expect to sell out!

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Awake: Episode 1                                                                                           

Thriller

WARNING: INTENSE AUDIO AND VIDEO, DISCRETION ADVISED

Awake is an unforgettable, thought-provoking experience; seamlessly blending complex environments with phhoto realistic volumetric video to create a new benchmark in immersive cinema. You are a new presence in the story of Harry; a man obsessed with solving a mysterious lucid dream.

(20 mins) Standing                                  

 

Firebird: The Unfinished                                                               

Romance, Art, Dance, Music

You are the curator of a museum dedicated to the mighty sculptor Auguste. It is up to you to discover what secret lies within a mysterious sculpture, The Unfinished, and to help the ghosts of Auguste and Camille find solace. Live a magical musical experience in VR, with music from the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and beautiful ballet performances!

(20 mins) Seated                         

 

Crow: the Legend

Animation, Childrens, Music
Crow: The Legend is an exciting new animated movie starring John Legend as Crow, the most popular and admired animal in the forest with his magnificent colors and beautiful voice.  But when the very first winter arrives, can Crow make the ultimate sacrifice to save his friends?

(20 mins) Seated                          W

 

 

Firebird: La Peri

Dance, Art, Music

Enter a realm of enchantment with “FIREBIRD – La Péri”, and play the role of Iskender, a prince seeking the “flower of immortality”. You will appear on the stage, visit the ethereal world of La Péri, and witness a magical and poetic encounter as one of the characters.

(15 mins) Standing                         

 

Manifest 99                                                                            

Thriller

WARNING: INTENSE AUDIO AND VIDEO, DISCRETION ADVISED

MANIFEST 99 is an ominous and eerie VR story set on a train rumbling through the afterlife. Accompanied by a murder of crows and four mysterious travel companions, you must uncover the reason why they –and you- are on this train travelling into the great beyond.

(15 mins) Standing                                          

1943 Berlin Blitz                                                                               

Documentary, History

In September 1943, BBC war correspondent Wynford Vaughan-Thomas boarded a Lancaster bomber with his recording engineer and a microphone. Join the crew to fly to the heart of Nazi-occupied Europe as they endure a night fighter attack. Listen to the original recordings documenting the terrible ordeal described by Vaughan-Thomas as “the most beautifully horrible sight I’ve ever seen”.

(15 mins) Seated             

 

Send me Home

Documentary, Social Justice

On May 25, 1975, at age 18, Rickey Jackson was wrongfully imprisoned. He was exonerated and released on November 21, 2014 at age 57 after almost four decades in prison. Send Me Home follows Rickey through his surreal new life post-prison.

(14 mins) Seated              W

 

Dinner Party

Horror, Thriller

WARNING: INTENSE AUDIO AND VISUALS, DISCRETION IS ADVISED

An alien abduction experience based on the true story of Betty and Barney Hill, an interracial couple who in 1961 reported the first nationally known UFO abduction.

(14 mins) Seated              W

 

The Caretaker

Horror, Thriller

WARNING: INTENSE AUDIO AND VISUALS, DISCRETION ADVISED.

After their car breaks down on the side of the road on a cold winter night, a couple check into a strange hotel while they wait for a mechanic to arrive. When the woman’s boyfriend suddenly goes missing–the latest in a series of unsettling occurrences within the hotel–she begins to suspect that something more sinister is at work.

(13 mins) Seated              W

 

Age of Sail                                                                                   

Drama, Adventure

Official selection Venice Film Festival.

Age of Sail VR is the story of William Avery (Ian McShane), an old sailor adrift and alone in the North Atlantic. When Avery rescues Lara, who has mysteriously fallen overboard, he finds redemption and hope in his darkest hours.

(12 mins) Seated                         

Manic VR

Social Issues, Documentary

WARNING: INTENSE AUDIO AND VISUALS

An experimental VR documentary immersing participants in the chaotic worlds of an imagination haunted by bipolar disorder. Guided by the voices of Felicia and François who, for the past 3 years, have used their sister’s voice mail as their personal diary, the user will embark on a journey to decipher the whirlwind cycling of mania.

(12 mins) Seated

 

Son of Jaguar

Comedy, Animation

Emmy Award-winning platform, Google Spotlight Stories, presents Son of Jaguar VR. In the most important match of his life, the once mighty masked luchador, Son of Jaguar, faces his legacy, his family, and what it means to be a part of something bigger than himself.

(10 mins) Seated                         

 

Becoming Homeless, A Human Experience

Social Justice, Documentary

TRIGGER WARNING: This experience includes dialogue in reference to sexual abuse and replicates an experience of harassment. Viewer discretion is advised.

In this immersive virtual reality experience from Stanford University’s Virtual Human Interaction Lab, attempt to save your home and to protect yourself and your belongings as you walk in another’s shoes and face the adversity of living on the streets.

(10 mins) Seated             

In Memory                                                             

Drama, Romance

Locked in a cold cell, a prisoner of war recounts his fondest memories.

(10 mins) Seated                                         

Starship Commander

Sci Fi, Action/Adventure

A cinematic, choose-your-own-adventure narrative. Go faster-than-light on an adventure through space as you infiltrate an alien spy facility on a top-secret mission. Control your ship with only your voice!

(8 mins) Seated                                            

 

Sonaria

Art, Animation, Music

In this VR experience, Sonaria follows two ever-changing creatures as they flow from one life-form to another on a vivid journey of sound and light. Sonaria’s visual language is simple and abstract, designed to suggest, while the sonic language is layered and immersive, designed to answer.

(5 mins) Seated                         

 

Rone: Empire

Art, Documentary

Left vacant for more than 20 years, a sprawling 1930’s mansion lies empty, in a state of ruin. Street artist Rone’s largest and most ambitious project yet: EMPIRE, is set amongst the decaying glory of a once-magnificent manor. Part exhibition, part installation, EMPIRE takes audiences on a hauntingly immersive journey.

(5 mins) Seated              W

 

Pearl

Animation, Drama

Emmy award winning.

Set inside their home, a beloved hatchback, Pearl follows a girl and her dad as they crisscross the country chasing their dreams. It’s a story about the gifts we hand down and their power to carry love. And finding grace in the unlikeliest of places.

(5 mins) Seated                         

 

The Click Effect

Documentary, Nature, Social Justice

Free dive with two marine scientists as they capture the secret “click” communication of dolphins and sperm whales. This immersive VR experience follows researchers Fabrice Schnoller and Fred Buyle as they dive 100 feet under the ocean’s surface on a single breath.

(5 mins) Seated              W