Denver Film Festival: Free Virtual Reality & Immersive Experiences

McNichols Building

11/01/2018 - 11/11/2018

Set in New York City in 1978, Lupe, a Puerto Rican American 16 year old, meets Debbie on the cell of a juvenile detention center. Debbie will introduce Lupe to the punk rock scene of the Lower East Side and the secret worlds of Alphabet City.
Created by: Martin Allais & Nico Casavecchia
Producers: Arnaud Colinart, Andrew Geller
Co-Producer: Raphael Penasa, Martin Allais, Nico Casavecchia, Alethea C. Avramis, Fred Volhuer
Executive Producers: René Pinnell, Marianne Levy-Leblond

Chorus transforms you and five friends into fantastical female warriors and sends you on an epic journey to a faraway, Tron-like world. There, you will battle treacherous monsters who aim to annihilate your species to the visceral sounds of electronic duo Justice. Chorus is a WITHIN Original, produced in association with Annapurna Pictures. A Gentle Manhands Production. Get the best VR from around the world on the WITHIN app for iPhone and Android.
Creator + Director: Tyler Hurd
Produced: Chris Milk, Megan Ellison, Aaron Koblin
Executive Producers:  Adam Rogers, Chan Park, Jonathan Ahdout, Samantha Scher, Jess Engel

Dinner Party
This experience is based on the true story of the Hills, an interracial couple who reported the first nationally known UFO abduction, sought hypnosis to recall the details, and then played the recordings of their memories at a dinner party, where viewers bear witness to their shifting memories.
Director: Angel Manuel Soto
Executive Producers: Jake Sally, Bryn Mooser, David Alpert, Rachel Skidmore, Erik Donley, Bryn Mooser, Laura Wexler, Charlotte Stoudt
Cast: Malcolm Barrett, Sarah Sokolovic

Narrated by Millie Bobby Brown 
Planet Earth sings. In this interactive VR experience, we discover the Universe through sound. Our solar system becomes an instrument and we listen to its music.
Written and Directed by: Eliza McNitt Produced by Jess Engel, Dylan Golden, Arnaud Colinart 

Executive Producers: Darren Aronofsky, Ari Handel Executive Producer Millie Bobby Brown

Narrated by Jessica Chastain 
Dive into the heart of a black hole to uncover the breakthrough discovery of gravitational waves. Fall into the darkness, and you will find the light.
Writers and Directors: Eliza McNitt Narrated by Jessica Chastain
Executive Producers: Darren Aronofsky, Ari Handel, Jessica Chastain, Kaleidoscope
Producers: Jess Engel, Arnaud Colinart, Dylan Golden Co-Producers Grégoire Parain, Jill Klekas

Chapter 3: PALE BLUE DOT
Narrated by Patti Smith 
The Big Bang was silent. Then came sound. A journey from the edge of the cosmos to uncover the strangest song of all.
Writers and Directors:  Eliza McNitt Narrated by Patti Smith Executive
Producers: Joel Newton, David Ganek, Matthew Malek
Executive Producers: René Pinnell Producers Jess Engel, Dylan Golden, Arnaud Colinart

Sanctuaries of Silence
Silence just might be on the verge of extinction and acoustic ecologist Gordon Hempton believes that even the most remote corners of the globe are impacted by noise pollution. In Sanctuaries of Silence, join Hempton on an immersive listening journey into Olympic National Park, one of the quietest places in North America.
Director and Producer: Adam Loften & Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee

Take a creative nonfiction journey through the mind of Lisa as she remembers her lost love Erik. Fragments of memories of their life together become entangled with a haunting vision that culminates in the shocking moment of Erik’s death.
Project Creator: Aaron Bradbury
Producers: Paul Mowbray, Antoine Cayrol, Jill Klekas Basmajian
Executive Producer: René Pinnell
Cast Members: Lisa Elin

The Willows
Amaze VR and Just Fix It Productions have partnered up to create a feature inspired by the critically acclaimed immersive theater production The Willows. You are cordially invited to the Willows’ family dinner—but the friendly gesture is not what it seems.
Director: Justin Fix
Producers: JT Swierczek, Eric J. Krueger, Simon Goldberg, Ernest Lee, Leon Lee
Cast: Melinda Dekay, Guy Picot, Roy Abramsohn, Dasha Kittredge, Jacob Miller, Misha Reeves, Deirdre Lyons

Wolves in the Walls (Chapter 1)
Eight-year-old Lucy suspects that wolves live in the walls of her family’s home. She has no one to believe her … but you. Forging a groundbreaking blend of film, theatre, audience agency, and sleight of hand, this exquisitely crafted animated experience casts you as an active performer in a narrative where you interact, have a relationship with, and go on a quest with the central character in ways that leave your mark on the experience.
Lead Artists: Pete Billington, Jessica Yaffa Shamash
Key Collaborators: Edward Saatchi, Saschka Unseld, Jennine Willett, Zach Morris

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