Seven Immersive Highlights from the 79th Venice International Film Festival

Our selections along with insight from programmers Liz Rosenthal and Michel Reilhac

It’s a milestone year for the Venice Immersive division of this year’s Venice International Film Festival, which includes 75 in-person experiences set into 5,000 square meters of exhibition space on Isola del Lazzaretto Vecchio—aptly renamed Venice Immersive Island. This is coupled with a VRChat gathering space built for “world-hopping” through virtual projects. Liz Rosenthal and Michel Reilhac, Venice Immersive’s two programmers, meticulously staged the section like an art …

ScanLAB Projects’ Astounding “Framerate: Pulse of The Earth” Immersive Installation

Poetic landscape-scale visualizations born from 3D scanning, set to debut in the immersive division of the 79th Venice International Film Festival

Making its world premiere in the Venice Immersive division of the 79th Venice International Film Festival, Framerate: Pulse of The Earth is a spatialized film told across multiple screens in one enveloping installation. Each scene knits together time-lapse footage captured through a LiDAR 3D scanning system by directors William Trossell and Matthew Shaw, the founders of the UK-based creative studio ScanLAB Projects. Framerate: Pulse of the Earth …

Immersive Highlights from the 2022 Tribeca Festival

Three industry-changing projects and further insight from curator Ana Brzezińska

Formerly known as the Tribeca Film Festival—though revised before last year’s playful 20th anniversary rebrand to reflect the fact that it includes talks, games, immersive content, TV, cinema and more—the illustrious Tribeca Festival will welcome guests 8-19 June this year. Its arrival causes much to be excited about including free outdoor screenings at Brookfield Place, thoughtful Juneteenth programming and, our annual favorite, the Tribeca Immerisve division …