Cleveland International Film Festival } March 25 – April 5, 2020 } Tower City Cinemas
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PERSPECTIVES

An interactive/immersive exhibition/expo/experience 

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

WELCOME to Perspectives!

We’re delighted to present year four 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.

It is our honor to once again present CIFF's Perspectives Award for Immersive Storytelling. The award, sponsored by Case Western Reserve University, is based on audience-vote and will yield a cash prize of $1,000 to the winner.

Presented with generous support from:

Case Western Reserve
Hyland

With additional support from:

Downtown Cleveland Alliance
Colortone Staging & Rentals
Games Done Legit
CLEVR
RazorEdge
Channel XR

 

PERSPECTIVES LOCATION AND HOURS

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

Thursday, March 28th through Saturday, April 6th - 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Sunday, April 7th - 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM

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. 

 

Virtual Reality

The 3rd Wheel

The 3rd Wheel

A VR documentary about a school gym that becomes the site of an experiment in reverse inclusion when non-disabled students ask for wheelchairs so that they can play basketball with their classmates - two sisters who have muscular dystrophy. {more}

Anthropocene: Dandora

Anthropocene: Dandora

A VR documentary that immerses viewers in the Dandora Landfill - the largest of its kind in Kenya. A landfill that receives about 2,000 tons of waste per day, it also represents an emerging microeconomy of the more than one million people who live nearby and sell the plastic scrap to recycling plants. Anthropocene: Dandora is part of a multi-platform project that also includes the feature film ANTHROPOCENE: THE HUMAN EPOCH. {more}

Anthropocene: Ivory Burn

Anthropocene: Ivory Burn

A VR documentary that captures the largest ivory burn in history, which took place in Nairobi National Park in April 2016. Over 100 tons of confiscated elephant tusks and rhinoceros horns (equaling between 105 to 150 million dollars) were set on fire as a call to halt all trade in ivory. Experience this deeply symbolic and visceral message to the poaching and illegal trade syndicates of the world. Anthropocene: Ivory Burn is part of a multi-platform... {more}

Aurora

Aurora

Ireland’s first original animated VR film follows the lives of a young family and all who inhabit it’s vividly colored landscape. This visually rich piece of cinema is great for all ages! {more}

Awake: Episode One

Awake: Episode One

A ground-breaking, first-person cinematic VR thriller that blurs the lines of reality through the story of Harry - a man obsessed with solving a mysterious lucid dream. {more}

Being Henry

Being Henry

Experience life through the eyes of Henry Evans in this interactive VR documentary. After suffering a stroke which left him paralyzed, he uses cutting-edge technology to connect with the world he was forced to leave behind. {more}

Campfire Creepers: Midnight March

Campfire Creepers: Midnight March

When the ruthless counselors of Camp Coyote force the kids to take a ritualistic midnight march, one fed-up boy reveals a terrifying secret about himself, in this 80s-style horror VR series. {more}

Campfire Creepers: Skull of Sam

Campfire Creepers: Skull of Sam

This creepy episode of the Camp Coyote-set VR horror series is about a couple who encounter a vicious stranger in the woods, played by the iconic Robert Englund. {more}

Homestay

Homestay

One host family’s emotional story of their life with international students - a VR testament to how complete immersion in another culture can create a clash of expectations and change our understanding of family, hospitality, nationality, and love. {more}

I Saw the Future

I Saw the Future

Witness Arthur C. Clarke’s prophetic 1964 speech - predicting many of the technologies in our lives today - in this futuristic, experimental VR film. {more}

The Real Thing VR

The Real Thing VR

A VR journey into a copy of our world, exploring real-life stories inside China’s replicas of Paris, Venice, and London. The Real Thing VR is part of a cross-platform project that also includes the CIFF feature film THE REAL THING. {more}

Sanctuaries of Silence

Sanctuaries of Silence

Silence is 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. Join him on a VR listening journey into Olympic National Park, one of the quietest places in North America. {more}

Send Me Home

Send Me Home

A VR portrait of Rickey Jackson, a Cleveland native who was wrongfully imprisoned by the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections for 39 years (making him one of the longest-serving exonerees in US history). Follow him in his surreal, new life post-prison, after his exoneration and release was secured by the Ohio Innocence Project in 2014. {more}

The Spacewalker

The Spacewalker

Step into the point of view of Alexey Leonov, the first human to ever perform an external spacewalk, in this pulse-pounding VR account of a historic and near-disastrous 1965 Soviet mission. {more}

Zed

Zed

A VR video game - from the makers of Myst - that immerses the player into the story of an aging artist, lost in regret and the haze of dementia, attempting to assemble fragmented memories into a final, loving gift to his unborn granddaughter. {more}

 

Interactive Media

Future History: 1968

Future History: 1968

A mobile docu-series that reimagines the year 1968 - the year that created the world as we know it - with the technology of today. Each episode tells the story of a 1968 hero via a smartphone they could have owned - the Beatles have a WhatsApp chat, Andy Warhol shares exhibition photos on Instagram, and Muhammad Ali shares his thoughts through Twitter. {more}

Life Underground

Life Underground

In the underbelly of bustling cities around the world, millions of subway riders cross paths everyday, each carrying a unique story. Shot in 14+ cities around the world, this web documentary is an interactive experience that reveals just how connected we all are. {more}

The Reunion

The Reunion

An interactive comedy series about a single father and his neurotic kids who are all in search of true happiness… the night of his 20 year reunion. {more}

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