The Jerusalem Festival Presents: Virtual Reality
The language of cinema has been in constant development ever since the invention of the motion picture. Virtual reality movies form a new and exciting chapter in this process. Like many other technologies adopted by the film industry, virtual reality started out as a fun gimmick in shopping malls and amusement parks. But now it returns as an art form, in the devoted hands of old and new masters of the cinema. How can one tell a coherent and captivating story through this new technology? What are the new tools available to an artist thanks to this technological development, and what tools must he give up?
For the first time in its history, the festival has set up a VR area with stations where the audience is invited to watch films by Israeli and international artists, both documentary and fictional, that employ this technology to offer new and unfamiliar perspectives as well as a new way of controlling our normally passive watching experience.
The films presented in the VR area were produced as part of the Steamer Festival, Israel's first VR film festival and laboratory, focused on developing, initiating and producing interactive films, together with Israeli and international artists and producers, and on forming a community around this new medium.
Producers: Shirin Anlen, Tal Herring, Adi Lavie
Assistant curator and installer: Nimrod Shanit
המתחם הוקם בתמיכת המיזם לקולנוע וטלוויזיה ירושלים
Complex of virtual reality next to Cinematheque 1 | 10.7 to 14.7 from 12:00 to 19:00 free entrance
Go Ugly Early
Creator: Gur Bentwich
Once Upon a Sea
Creator: Adi Lavie
The Holy City
Creator: Nimrod Shanit
Creator: Eldad Eitan
Waves of Grace
Creators: Gabo Arora, Chris Milk