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SXSW has launched a virtual movie competition on Oculus TV – Variety

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The film festival, held in Austin, Texas, in the southwest, will feature seven competitive projects from its virtual cinema program on Oculus TV from May 22 to May 31.

SXSW was canceled by local government officials a week before the trip began in March. However, between April 29 and May, Amazon Prime Video streamed 39 shorts, features, and episodic programs.

The newly announced virtual movie lineup includes Mulania de Reverels’ ‘Notre-Dame de Paris: A Unique Journey of Time’, where video game company Ubisoft created a VR tour of Notre-Dame Cathedral after it almost collapsed in 2019. Fire. Ubisoft has been collaborating with historians to collect data and testimonials to create Notre Dame as part of the Assassin’s Credit Unity game.

Other titles in the lineup are “Fall Out,” “The Curious Life of Bill Mont,” “A Graphic Memory in Frenz: VR,” “Gra 8 Tennis,” “Look at Me,” and “A Song Between Us.”

“We’re excited to give global audiences the opportunity to experience these unprecedented 36060 projects on Oculus TV,” said Blake Kamardainer, SXSW Virtual Cinema Programmer. “This sample of what would have been a powerful XR program is sure to delight listeners, and we’re grateful to OculistV for helping us showcase these artists and projects.”

See the full lineup below:

After Fall Out (Switzerland, USA)
Director: Sam Olson, Dominic Nahar
This unforgettable – 0-degree experience has pushed past traditional theatrical documentary troupes to encourage the realities of life and emotional gravity at Fukushima, ten years after the 2011 nuclear disaster. After the fallout becomes an immersive mosaic that takes us through the surreal environment in our excluded areas and explores the lives of families as they navigate a new world to find their way to life.

The curious life of Bill Mont
Director: Andre Patio Contres, Katrina Sorrentino
Bill Mont, an 89-year-old self-employed entrepreneur, recalls his life with his latest venture – sending human ashes to the moon, during the winter formal preparations at Northwood Senior Living Center in Halifax, Nova Scotia. We feel like we like to have fun as we age as he focuses on love and loss as well as his entrepreneurial projects and acquisitions in the 9-minute 360 ​​virtual movie! (World premiere)

Frange: A graphic memory in VR
Director / Screenwriter: Lawyer Alem Robson
How is identity imagined? Will your home culture and piecemeal time be distorted through time and migration to be rebuilt piece by piece? This Afro-Asian portrait of the crosswalk, the continent and the consciousness, the moment of cultural isolation and the director’s childhood memories The streets of Ethiopia’s Addis Ababa from the Ethiopian restaurant of Emperor Titus in Cleveland, Ohio – his motherland – Ferengi – Ethiopian-American Redefining the boundaries between challenges a Ray
The diminishing narrative of Africa.

Group 8 Ness (Kenya)
Director: Michael Ilako, Isa Sa Paul Mohammed
0% of South Africa’s 20 million young people have been convicted of a crime. For every 100,000 young people, 37% have dropped out of school before matriculation. The documentary explores how these figures can be changed by exposing young people to creative industry opportunities, which most at-risk young people in South Africa sadly do not know. Ethan grew up in Muisenberg with his parents and siblings, during difficult economic times Ethan had to move to Gracie Park and stay with his grandmother. Through Ethan’s Lens, as we explore art and creativity together in Cape Town, we want to take the user on a journey to experience developing relationships between children and mentors. (World premiere)

Look at me (taiwan)
Director / Screenwriter: H. Wei-Ting
Zhang, like everyone else in the near future, is addicted to the virtual world. After a failed shaking night with his girlfriend, Zhang wanders around the city, where he discovers a club where everyone leaves the virtual world for a physical fight, engages in “real interaction” and where everyone looks at each other during a conversation. (North American Premier)

Notre-Dame de Paris: A Unique Journey of Time (France)
Director: Melania de Reverles
On April 15, 2019, the world witnessed that Notre Dame Cathedral was almost destroyed in a devastating fire. As soon as the tragedy unfolded, people moved away from those moments and began sharing the memories of the cathedral with photos and videos. Others were able to virtually recover their memories through the video game Assassin’s Cred Unity. Ubisoft has been collaborating with historians for years, carefully collecting data and testimonials to create the game’s notre-dam. Based on this 3D model, Ubisoft has created a VR tour of Notre Dame so that people can return to the cathedral and discover the point of view.
Accessible to the public, or architectural elements that were destroyed by fire, including the famous Spire! (North American Premier)

One of our songs (Taiwan, France)
Director / Screenwriter: Fungus Nayao
A song between us with ambisonic audio is a sound-interactive experience. During the experience the audience members will imitate the tribal leader, who will be able to teach them songs together. Viewers can get visual feedback for attempts. There are two versions of the project, both with spatial audio. One version is a separate, immersive sound experience, but we also designed an ambisonic dome for a physical installation. In the ambiguous dome, visitors will feel the project after the ear phone and five listener members will be able to discover the piece together. (North American Premier)

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