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 …

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 …

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 …