Cleveland International Film Festival } March 29 – April 9, 2017 Presented by Dollar Bank

PERSPECTIVES

An interactive/immersive exhibition/expo/experience

Perspectives is back and bigger than ever! We’re delighted to present year two of our immersive storytelling exhibition, where we’ll be continuing to showcase interactive media, virtual reality, and more. As technology evolves, so too does the way we tell stories. With a new generation of creators, comes innovative collaboration and the capacity to envision multiple perspectives within a single story. We invite you to navigate this new and exciting terrain with us and experience how immersive storytelling continues to evolve.

Presented with generous support from:

Case Western Reserve
Cleveland Foundation

 

PERSPECTIVES LOCATION AND HOURS

Tower City Center Level M2 (near the top of the Grand Staircase)

Thursday, March 30th through Saturday, April 8th - 11am to 7pm

Sunday, April 9th - 11am to 5pm

Perspectives is free and open to the public. Curated interactive media and virtual reality will be available for viewing on a first-come, first-served basis. No one under the age of 13 will be admitted. 

PERSPECTIVES PANEL

Join us in our CHAT ROOM, across from Perspectives, for a panel discussion about this new world of interactive media and virtual reality. The Perspectives Panel will feature creators, artists, and industry professionals – both national and local. The panel is free and open to the public.

Perspectives Panel

Friday, April 7th - 5:30 PM - CHAT ROOM

With additional support from:

Colortone Staging & Rentals
RazorEdge
CLEVR
Games Done Legit
Fresh Water Cleveland

 

Virtual Reality

Aftershock: Nepal's Untold Water Story

Aftershock: Nepal's Untold Water Story

Two earthquakes. One lifeline. One man's remarkable journey. WaterAid's first Virtual Reality film follows Krishna Sunuwar, the only plumber in his district, as he works tirelessly to help repair his community's vital water system, which was damaged during the 2015 Nepal earthquakes. Nearly half of all water supplies were destroyed across earthquake-affected areas, leaving thousands of people without enough clean water and vulnerable to disease. Shot in the hilltops of Kharelthok, home to 3,900 people,... {more}

Flint Is a Place: Episode 4 Policing Flint

Flint Is a Place: Episode 4 Policing Flint

Flint Is a Place is a cross-platform episodic documentary project about Flint, Michigan that explores a specific moment within this American city in an intimate, character driven way. In this Virtual Reality episode, step inside the Flint Police Department as they struggle with major budget cuts and staffing shortages amid the backdrop of a crippling water crisis. Despite these challenges, the police are still expected to keep the citizens safe in one of the most violent... {more}

haunt

haunt

A short Virtual Reality film about presence, experienced through the eyes of a ghost. She floats in the places she used to be, invisible except for the moments where someone looks straight at her (you), as if they can feel her presence. She dwells in her memories, watching her past self try to live in the present. Now she just wants to be there with the people she loved, hoping they'll look towards her for... {more}

Home: Aamir

Home: Aamir

An immersive Virtual Reality documentary, this film follows Aamir, a 22-year-old man escaping the threat of murder in Sudan. Aamir’s father sold the last valuable item the family had to pay traffickers to take his son away from certain death. Thus begins a treacherous journey across Sudan, Libya, the Mediterranean, Italy, and France to the inhumance conditions of the Calais "Jungle" refugee camp. In each part of his journey Aamir faces or encounters death again... {more}

Kinoscope

Kinoscope

A lively and colorful Virtual Reality exploration of the history of cinema. From Méliès and Chaplin to Kubrick and Tarantino, Kinoscope takes you on a journey through some of the most famous scenes ever captured on film. The story is lead by the voice of legendary Oscar-winning production designer Dean Tavoularis whose work has appeared in such seminal works as "The Godfather" films, "Apocalypse Now," and "The Brink‘s Job." Produced by Ex Nihilo and AudioGaming,... {more}

Mule

Mule

A thrilling, emotional Virtual Reality journey through the last moments of a man’s life. Choose your ending — do you want to be buried or cremated? MUST BE 18 YEARS OR OLDER Part of the Perspectives exhibition for immersive storytelling, featuring Interactive Media, Virtual Reality, and more. {more}

My Mother's Wing

My Mother's Wing

In Gaza, foundations are built, destroyed, and built again. This Virtual Reality experience follows a mother attempting to cope with the loss of her two children, both victims of a shelling attack on her children’s school in the Gaza Strip. Part of the Perspectives exhibition for immersive storytelling, featuring Interactive Media, Virtual Reality, and more. {more}

Orbital Vanitas

Orbital Vanitas

A Virtual Reality meditation on our own mortality and the sublime beauty of the earth and surrounding galaxy. This experience firstly places viewers into orbit around the earth whilst an enigmatic form approaches. Soon we realise this form is a giant human skull. We enter the interior of this anatomically correct, yet gigantically scaled skull and observe the spectacular landscape within our own head. Part of the Perspectives exhibition for immersive storytelling, featuring Interactive Media, Virtual... {more}

Out of Exile: Daniel's Story

Out of Exile: Daniel's Story

When Daniel Ashley Pierce was confronted about his sexual orientation by his family in a “religious intervention,” the scene turned startlingly dramatic and violent. From the team behind acclaimed 40th CIFF Virtual Reality experience “Across the Line,” this film uses real audio combined with Virtual Reality to put the audience inside the story. With 40% of homeless youth in America identifying as LGBTQ, the piece shines light on this terrible statistic and further reveals that... {more}

Pearl

Pearl

Set inside their home, a beloved hatchback, Pearl follows a girl and her dad as they crisscross the country chasing their dreams. It’s a story about the gifts we hand down and their power to carry love. And finding grace in the unlikeliest of places. Pearl is also available as a Virtual Reality film as part of the Perspectives exhibition for immersive storytelling, featuring Interactive Media, Virtual Reality, and more. {more}

The Possible: Hello, Robot

The Possible: Hello, Robot

A Virtual Reality documentary series that explores cutting-edge science and engineering. In the first episode, HELLO, ROBOT, go face-to-face with the world’s most advanced robots and get a rare look inside Boston Dynamics’ top secret lab, never before open to the public...until now. A double feature with GE's “Fighting Fire With Fire" ending the episode. The Possible: Hello, Robot is part of a documentary series that also includes the Virtual Reality film The Possible: Listening to... {more}

The Possible: Listening to the Universe

The Possible: Listening to the Universe

A Virtual Reality documentary series that explores cutting-edge science and engineering. In this episode, LISTENING TO THE UNIVERSE, travel billions of light years away with the scientists of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) and witness two black holes collide. A century ago, Einstein predicted the existence of gravitational waves—ripples in spacetime—but believed they were so small that humans would never observe them. More recently, an MIT physics professor did the math and concluded that... {more}

Ray

Ray

Immerse yourself in Lucy's room the night when a nosy beam of light comes to visit her dreams in this Virtual Reality fairytale. Part of the Perspectives exhibition for immersive storytelling, featuring Interactive Media, Virtual Reality, and more. {more}

Under the Net

Under the Net

In one of the world's largest refugee camps, Nyarugusu, Tanzania, we meet 11-year-old Amisa and her family, who fled violence in the Congo only to face overcrowded shelters rife with a deadly disease. Malaria is the biggest killer here. Amisa recently recovered from the illness, but now her two baby sisters are showing symptoms. Told through Amisa’s perspective, this 360-degree Virtual Reality experience documents her family’s inspirational fight against malaria. It offers an intimate glimpse... {more}

 

Interactive Media

The Dig: Season 1

The Dig: Season 1

An interactive episodic series that poses simple questions for complex situations to examine the future of relationships through an intimate lens. A non-linear experience that presents each episode using interactive web design, data-mining, moving and still images, and intimate audio soundbytes. The first season of THE DIG is composed of six episodes exploring the shift of intimate relationships via dynamic stories covering asexuality, co-parenting, sex dolls, cyborgs, and transgender families. RECOMMENDED FOR PERSONS 18 YEARS OR... {more}

Everything

Everything

An interactive game in which everything you see is a playable character, allowing you to be anything you want - from animals to galaxies - and to experience the universe through thousands of points of view. EVERYTHING was created by visionary animator David O’Reilly, creator of the award-winning game Mountain and collaborator on the Spike Jonze 2013 film "Her." Part of the Perspectives exhibition for immersive storytelling, featuring Interactive Media, Virtual Reality, and more. {more}

Far From Noise

Far From Noise

A single-player narrative set on the edge of a cliff overlooking a vast ocean. You are a 20-year-old woman stuck, balanced precariously over the edge of a cliff in an old rusting car. The sun is gradually disappearing behind the horizon and the blanket of night will soon fall. Through a strange conversation you can attempt to discover your reasons for being there, your relationship with nature, and if you'll make it out alive. Part of... {more}

Flint Is a Place: Episode 1 Briana

Flint Is a Place: Episode 1 Briana

Flint Is a Place is a cross-platform episodic documentary project about Flint, Michigan that explores a specific moment within this American city in an intimate, character driven way. Briana is a young woman from Flint and the sister of Claressa Shields, an Olympic boxing champion. She calls Claressa “her better half.” Briana is a teenage mom. She’s dropped out of high school to raise her baby boy whose father is currently in jail. Briana is completely... {more}

Flint Is a Place: Episode 2 Water

Flint Is a Place: Episode 2 Water

Flint Is a Place is a cross-platform episodic documentary project about Flint, Michigan that explores a specific moment within this American city in an intimate, character driven way. The water crisis is the biggest man-made disaster to hit Flint since the departure of General Motors. For a city that has been beat up the way Flint has, this one is going to cut deep. This interactive episode taps into the psychological effects that the crisis has... {more}

Possibilia

Possibilia

From the directors of "Swiss Army Man," POSSIBILIA is an interactive love story set in the multiverse. Alex Karpovsky and Zoe Jarman star as Rick and Polly, a young couple contemplating breaking up – a decision that could yield an infinite number of possible outcomes. What is, was, and could be collide in this “non-break-up break-up story.” The viewer is able to slide between these possible outcomes even as they multiply, following the couple in... {more}

#uploading_holocaust

#uploading_holocaust

A multimedia web project that asks how relevant the Holocaust is today for teenagers of the fourth generation. By combining Youtube videos from Israeli students with an interactive questionnaire, the project confronts the users with their attitude towards the Holocaust. #uploading_holocaust enables the users to get in touch with the Israeli teenagers to start a dialogue across borders. Part of the Perspectives exhibition for immersive storytelling, featuring Interactive Media, Virtual Reality, and more. {more}

Women for Sale: Human Trafficking in Argentina

Women for Sale: Human Trafficking in Argentina

A transmedia documentary that exposes the various stages of human trafficking and sexual exploitation of women in Argentina. RECOMMENDED FOR PERSONS 18 YEARS OR OLDER Part of the Perspectives exhibition for immersive storytelling, featuring Interactive Media, Virtual Reality, and more. {more}

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