Sundance Film Festival 2018: New Frontier Immersive Works

VR, AR and more developments in the future of storytelling

With more than two dozen virtual and augmented reality projects, as well as exhibitions and more traditionally formatted filmic work, New Frontier commenced last week at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. In its 12th annual iteration, New Frontier and its cutting-edge roster of programming continue to be a declaration of advancements in many future-forward storytelling platforms. Much of what we have observed through New Frontier …

Sundance Film Festival 2017: New Frontier

Highlighting five narrative and experimental VR films at this year's two-venue exhibition

It’s once again time for many to descend upon Park City, Utah for the Sundance Film Festival, this year running 19-29 January. As the largest independent film festival in the US, Sundance continues to dazzle with its quality of content and creative atmosphere. Even in growth it has maintained tremendous discretion, especially regarding one of our favorite divisions: New Frontier. Now in its 11th year, …

Previewing Sundance’s New Frontier 10th Anniversary Programming

30 virtual reality experiences, 11 installations and three feature films converge in Park City

Beyond the 120 feature-length films present at this year’s Sundance Film Festival (65 films of which were selected for the US Competition, World Competition and NEXT categories), the acclaimed New Frontier program will have its largest showing to date. New Frontier, celebrating its 10th year, is an exhibition-like experience that presents works at the cross-section of art, technology and filmmaking. Last year, their unprecedented attention …

Sundance 2015: New Frontier Immersion

Four works prestented at the film festival that challenge the storytelling norm

While virtual reality filmmaking has been getting much attention at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, other groundbreaking content from the New Frontier films and installations division reimagines storytelling in equally compelling, immersive ways. In speaking with Sundance Film Festival Senior Programmer and curator of the New Frontier exhibition, Shari Frilot, we were able to gain insight on the greater thematic connection of this year’s programming—and …

Sundance 2015: New Frontier’s Virtual Reality

Filmic experience "Perspective; Chapter 1: The Party" couples innovative technology with emotional gravity

Virtual Reality (VR) experiences were highly sought after at this year’s Sundance—with New Frontier Exhibitions, the cutting-edge art and storytelling division of the festival, offering an array of otherworldly experiences. There, attendees could fly like never before on a custom simulator or stand in a field of roaming buffalo, with almost no limitations to the visual depths and dimensions. And the technology for each installation …