Sundance Film Festival 2022: Five New Frontier Highlights

Projects and performances that comprise the pioneering VR, AR and immersive program

From a virtual spaceship floating high above planet Earth is where (avatars of) attendees of Sundance 2022 will once again enter New Frontier—the film festival’s pioneering program of virtual, augmented and immersive works. Until roughly a week ago, programmers, volunteers and many ticket-holders planned to be on location in Park City, Utah, where New Frontier intended to construct a “Biodigital Bridge” that allowed passersby of their physical hub …

Sundance Film Festival 2018: Women in Film

Guidance on the road to gender parity in cinema, plus a film finishing fund, all courtesy of Stella Artois

Since 1973, advocacy and mentorship organization Women in Film has sought gender parity in Hollywood. From mentorship to research and even funding, they’re a gravitational force toward balance. In the last year, much necessary change has occurred in the media industries that may impact equality for the better. This includes the highly publicized #MeToo and Time’s Up movements, but other manifestations stem from several messages …

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 …