Open Eyes R!

Cinematic storytelling in virtual worlds

 

Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality screenings and seminar program at Festival Center and Werstas Auditorium, Finlayson area. It’s free!

See timetable below and program here.

 

Open R Talks! will offer an extensive overview of this past AR/VR year and envision the future of mixed reality storytelling. See schedule.

Open R Lounge! gives you the opportunity to experience the most beautiful and daring VR and AR works.

Open R Beta! booth lets you watch films with new industry innovations that enhance the viewing experience of 360° content and make it easier to share them with the public. Part of DDD60 project*.

 

 

APEX – Arjan van Meerten (NL) Thursday @ R Lounge!

House of Secrets’ new realtime animated VR music video is called APEX.
It tells the story of realities colliding, throwing the viewer in the midst of chaos. Within fire anddestruction, the viewer experiences something violent yet beautiful.
Being confronted with a power so great, all you can do is watch the world burn. Finding beauty in destruction, accompanied with ear shattering electronic music. APEX means to overwhelm and inspire.

Tracy Rector (US) Saturday @ R Talks!

Tracy Rector is a mixed race (Choctaw/Seminole) filmmaker, curator, community organizer, co-founder of Longhouse Media and a 2016 Stranger Genius. The author of over 400 short films has received the National Association for Media Literacy award for outstanding contributions made in the field of media education, she is currently a Firelight Media Fellow, is a WGBH Producer Fellow, Sundance Institute Lab Fellow, Tribeca All Access Grantee and is the recipient of the Horace Mann Award for her work in utilizing media for social justice.

7DS – Axel Bonnot (FR) @ R Beta!

Which deadly sin are you guilty of? 7DS is a VR short film about the desire for more and the human need for excess: the seven deadly sins. Seven visions, all linked by our art of watching and being watched.

 

You can simply walk in and queue to the VR screenings. The experiences lenght is on average 10 minutes and they are free!

Find the full descriptons of the demos and talks here.

 

 

Download the Program Leaflet PDF here!

PLEASE NOTE CHANGES IN THE SCHEDULE

Thu 8.3
11:00 Tracy Rector – Use of VR in cross media (time changed)

Fri 9.3
13:00 Jonathan Medina – Making 1863 (new addition)
16:00 Oliwer Svensson – Art driven storytelling in VR (new addition)

Sat 10.3
Discussion panels (time changed)

 

THURSDAY 8.3

 

09.30-13.00 | Screening | R Lounge! – Festival Center
Sea Prayer – dir. Khaled Hosseini
The Party – dir. Anrick Bregman & Shahini Fernando
1863 – DIET OF FINLAND – The National Museum of Finland

13.00-13.30 | Keynote | Stage – Festival Center
Santeri Suominen (coordinator, FIVR) : VR AR Industry in Finland (Business Finland)

13.30-14.00 | Keynote + Live demo | Stage – Festival Center
Jyrki Pylväs (Artist, AR-game designer): Spatial storytelling in AR

14.00-16.00 | Screening | R Lounge! – Festival Center
APEX – dir. Arjan van Meerten
Eagle Bone – dir. Tracy Rector
LIMBO – dir Shehani Fernando
AR & MR demos – various works

16.15-17.00 | Keynote | Auditorium
Tilman Sheel (CEO, Reelport): DDD60 – Innovations in VR film distribution

17.15-18.00 | Panel discussion | Auditorium
Highlights of VR & AR in 2017

12.00-18.00 | Screening | R Beta! – Festival Center
7DS – dir. Axel Bonnot
Step to the Line – dir. Ricardo Laganaro
Mamies Dream – dir. Mary Mateson
Beqaa VR – dir. Rain Rannu
Captain Karl – dir. Ilmari Huttu-Hiltunen
Devil’s Lungs – dir. Alla Kovgan

 

FRIDAY 9.3

 

09.30-11.00 | Screening | R Lounge! – Festival Center
Downward Spiral : Prologue – 3rd Eye Studios
1863: DIET OF FINLAND – The National Museum of Finland
Limbo – dir. Shehani Fernando

13.00-13.30 | Keynote | Stage – Festival Center
Jonathan Medina (Game designer, Zoan VR) : Making 1863

13.30-14.00 | Keynote | Stage – Festival Center
Kalle Rasinkangas (Director) : Creating interactive installations

14.00-14.30 | Keynote | Stage – Festival Center
Hanna Pajala (Director, Loikka Dance Film Festival) : Movement in 360° spaces

14.30-15.00 | Keynote | Stage – Festival Center
Eeva Jäntti (Producer, Arilyn): Augmented advertising

15.00-16.00 | Screening | R Lounge! – Festival Center
APEX – dir. Arjan van Meerten
Ocean Vortex – dir. Kalle Rasinkangas
AR -advertising demos – Arilyn

16.00-17.00 | Keynote | Stage – Festival Center
Oliwer Svensson (Art director, Svrvive Studios): Art driven storytelling for VR

17.00-18.00 | Screening | R Lounge! – Festival Center
APEX – dir. Arjan van Meerten
Ocean Vortex – dir. Kalle Rasinkangas
AR -advertising demos – Arilyn

12.00-18.00 | Screening | R Beta! – Festival Center
7DS – dir. Axel Bonnot
Step to the Line – dir. Ricardo Laganaro
Mamies Dream – dir. Mary Mateson
Beqaa VR – dir. Rain Rannu
Captain Karl – dir. Ilmari Huttu-Hiltunen
Devil’s Lungs – dir. Alla Kovgan

 

SATURDAY 10.3

 

09.30-11.00 | Screening | R Lounge! – Festival Center
Eagle Bone – dir. Tracy Rector
Alone Together – dir. Kalle Rasinkangas

11:00-11.30 | Keynote | Stage – Festival Center
Tracy Rector (Director, activist) : Use of VR in cross media

11:30-12.00 | Keynote | Stage – Festival Center
Heidi Grundström (PhD Candidate, Aalto) : Viewer expectations in VR

12:00-12.30 | Keynote | Stage – Festival Center
Rain Rannu (Director) : Making of Begaa VR

12:30-13.00 | Keynote | Stage – Festival Center
Pauliina Tervo (Co-CEO & Co-Founder, Lyfta) : How can we use VR and immersive storytelling to educate future generations?

13.00-14.00 | Screening | R Lounge! – Festival Center
Eagle Bone – dir. Tracy Rector
Alone Together – dir. Kalle Rasinkangas
The Awra Amba Experience VR – Lyfta

16:15-17.00 | Panel discussion | Auditorium
VR/MR/AR: Gimmicks or new mediums?

17:15-18.00 | Panel discussion | Auditorium
Immersive VR

12.00-18.00 | Screening | R Beta! – Festival Center
7DS – dir. Axel Bonnot
Step to the Line – dir. Ricardo Laganaro
Mamies Dream – dir. Mary Mateson
Beqaa VR – dir. Rain Rannu
Captain Karl – dir. Ilmari Huttu-Hiltunen
Devil’s Lungs – dir. Alla Kovgan

 

Find the full descriptons of the demos and talks here.

 

Addresses

Festival Center (Väinö Linnan aukio 13, Finlayson area)
Werstaan auditorium (Väinö Linnan aukio 8, Finlayson area)

 

* What is DDD60? Tampere Film Festival is one of the partners in DDD60, a project aiming to make VR content more readily available to film industry professionals. Read more at ddd60.eu. DDD60 has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 732717.