Cleveland International Film Festival } March 27 – April 7, 2019 } Tower City Cinemas
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PERSPECTIVES

An interactive/immersive exhibition/expo/experience 

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

EMBRACE CURIOSITY at Perspectives!

We’re delighted to present year three 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 introduce CIFF's first-ever 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 announced at our Closing Night Ceremony.

Presented with generous support from:

Case Western Reserve
Hyland

With additional support from:

AT&T
CLEVR
VR/AR Association
Games Done Legit
StoryLab
Colortone Staging & Rentals
Downtown Cleveland Alliance

 

PERSPECTIVES LOCATION AND HOURS

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

Thursday, April 5th through Saturday, April 14th - 11am to 7pm

Sunday, April 15th - 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, next to 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 and is free and open to the public.

Perspectives Panel

Thursday, April 12th - 5:30 PM - CHAT ROOM

 

Virtual Reality

After Solitary

After Solitary

Go inside the Maine State Prison to hear the harrowing story of Kenny's time in solitary confinement and what happened when he got out. RECOMMENDED FOR PERSONS 18 YEARS OR OLDER Part of the Perspectives exhibition for immersive storytelling, featuring Interactive Media, Virtual Reality, and more. {more}

Ch'aak' S'aagi

Ch'aak' S'aagi(Eagle Bone)

A new direction of visual storytelling rooted in being unapologetically Indigenous. Through spoken word by artist Nahaan, luch Pacific Northwest scenes, and ceremony, we enter into a journey of remembrance and reflection on the lessons of the old ones. Ch'aak' S'aggi director Tracy Rector is also the impact producer of the CIFF feature film DAWNLAND. Part of the Perspectives exhibition for immersive storytelling, featuring Interactive Media, Virtual Reality, and more. {more}

The Cooties - VR

The Cooties - VR

Experience the world’s first VR music video that reacts to you! VR is a new song by Los Angeles comedy trio The Cooties. Control the content with interactivity that always keeps things new. The more you look around, the more there is to see! Part of the Perspectives exhibition for immersive storytelling, featuring Interactive Media, Virtual Reality, and more. {more}

Dance Tonite

Dance Tonite

Featuring the new song by LCD Soundsystem, Tonite, virtually go from room to room experiencing a series of dance performances created entirely by fans. Part of the Perspectives exhibition for immersive storytelling, featuring Interactive Media, Virtual Reality, and more. {more}

Eye of the Beholder

Eye of the Beholder

A VR experience about how one pre-judges others. Set in a conflict zone, the player encounters another soldier who may be friend or foe. Whether the player decides to collaborate with or combat the other in ensuing challenges, determines who gets out alive. Eye of the Beholder is part of a multi-platform project that also includes the CIFF feature film MY ENEMY, MY BROTHER. ONLY AVAILABLE ON THESE DATES: APRIL 11th-15th at Perspectives - CIFF's exhibition for... {more}

I Am A Man: VR Experience

I Am A Man: VR Experience

An interactive VR experience set to the historic events of the African-American Civil Rights Movement. Users will witness the 1968 Memphis Sanitation Worker's Strike and the events leading to the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. ONLY AVAILABLE ON THESE DATES: APRIL 5th-10th at Perspectives - CIFF's exhibition for immersive storytelling, featuring Interactive Media, Virtual Reality, and more. RECOMMENDED FOR PERSONS 18 YEARS OR OLDER {more}

Melita: A Human Journey

Melita: A Human Journey

In 2026, the world is rapidly deteriorating due to climate change. Anaaya, a brilliant Inuit female scientist, is appointed to find a planet that humans can inhabit, and she's joined by Melita, an advanced A.I. sent to help her with the task. Together, they will embark on a journey against time to save humanity from extinction. Part of the Perspectives exhibition for immersive storytelling, featuring Interactive Media, Virtual Reality, and more. {more}

Night Night

Night Night

An immersive VR experience that takes you on a terrifying journey from the safety of your childhood bed to a clown-filled nightmare dreamscape. Based on director Guy Shelmerdine's recurring nightmare, this VR experience will take you into a dark, fantastic world that will have you simultaneously gazing up in wonder and clutching your blanket in fear. Part of the Perspectives exhibition for immersive storytelling, featuring Interactive Media, Virtual Reality, and more. {more}

Potato Dreams

Potato Dreams

An autobiographical documentary that places the viewer in the midst of a dream-like vision: the fear and fantasy of a young boy, growing up gay in the Soviet Union, while his mother struggles to create a better life for herself and her child. Potato Dreams is part of a multi-platform project that also includes the CIFF short film Little Potato. Part of the Perspectives exhibition for immersive storytelling, featuring Interactive Media, Virtual Reality, and more. {more}

Rain or Shine

Rain or Shine

It's a perfect summer day in London. The sun is shining, the birds are singing, there's a spring in everybody's step, and Ella is determined to wear her new sunglasses. What could possibly go wrong? A charming VR story that follows a charismatic young girl who loves being in the sunshine. ONLY AVAILABLE ON THESE DATES: APRIL 11th-15th at Perspectives - CIFF's exhibition for immersive storytelling, featuring Interactive Media, Virtual Reality, and more. {more}

Revoked: An American Dystopian Story

Revoked: An American Dystopian Story

Set in a not-too-distant American dystopian future, when the President revokes the green cards of all Iranian-born U.S. permanent residents, Jane must flee the country or else face deportation to Iran. With the help of her childhood friend, they must find a way to Canada while evading the newly formed immigration secret police. Part of the Perspectives exhibition for immersive storytelling, featuring Interactive Media, Virtual Reality, and more. {more}

The Sun Ladies VR

The Sun Ladies VR

This VR documentary brings you face-to-face with a troop of Yazidi women fighters. After ISIS soldiers invaded their community, these brave women escaped and started a female-only fighting unit called the Sun Ladies. RECOMMENDED FOR PERSONS 18 YEARS OR OLDER Part of the Perspectives exhibition for immersive storytelling, featuring Interactive Media, Virtual Reality, and more. {more}

UTURN

UTURN

A dog-themed dating site goes down due to a data center server interruption that sweeps the nation. It is up to a female developer and her male teammates to get their site up and running again before their CTO, who’s juggling his own problems, has to make a pivotal pitch to VCs the next day. An interactive live-action VR comedy where viewers get to experience both sides of the gender divide. Part of the Perspectives exhibition... {more}

Wonder Buffalo: The VR Experience

Wonder Buffalo: The VR Experience

An interactive coming-of-age story of a Thai-American teen finding acceptance and empowerment cosplaying as her favorite superhero. Wonder Buffalo: The VR Experience is part of a multi-platform project that also includes the CIFF short film Wonder Buffalo. ONLY AVAILABLE ON THESE DATES: APRIL 5th-10th at Perspectives - CIFF's exhibition for immersive storytelling, featuring Interactive Media, Virtual Reality, and more. {more}

 

Interactive Media

I Spy (With My 5 Eyes)

I Spy (With My 5 Eyes)

Narrated by Lucy Lawless, a thought-provoking interactive documentary that explores the need for cyber security and surveillance by the Five Eyes countries (USA, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand), as well as the potential effects this has on privacy, freedom, and ultimately democracy. The documentary features a wide range of characters who offer differing perspectives on surveillance, including security experts, academics, former government spies, hacktivists, and privacy advocates. Part of the Perspectives exhibition for immersive... {more}

The Invisible Walls of Occupation

The Invisible Walls of Occupation

An interactive documentary that invites viewers on a virtual tour of the Palestinian village of Burqah, a rural suburb of Ramallah that has become cut off from its urban center by Israeli occupation. Part of the Perspectives exhibition for immersive storytelling, featuring Interactive Media, Virtual Reality, and more. {more}

That Moment When

That Moment When

Jill is a 20-something struggling to make her way through life's awkward moments. Viewers help direct Jill's path through the maze of her social life, making choices along the way that result in hilarious, and sometimes cringe-worthy, outcomes. RECOMMENDED FOR PERSONS 18 YEARS OR OLDER Part of the Perspectives exhibition for immersive storytelling, featuring Interactive Media, Virtual Reality, and more. {more}

Very Very Short

Very Very Short

Life is short. Now more than ever. We want it all. We want it now. Right away. Very Very Short is a collection of interactive projects for smartphones, exploring the theme of mobility through very, very short experiences – all under 60 seconds. Part of the Perspectives exhibition for immersive storytelling, featuring Interactive Media, Virtual Reality, and more. {more}

Welcome to Grandville

Welcome to Grandville

An interactive film shot in Ohio that tells the story of three generations of women struggling to gain their footing in the wake of tragedy, and the imprint they make on a small town. RECOMMENDED FOR PERSONS 18 YEARS OR OLDER Part of the Perspectives exhibition for immersive storytelling, featuring Interactive Media, Virtual Reality, and more. {more}

Words Hurt

Words Hurt

An interactive music video game featuring music from French pop band Naive New Beaters. After cheating on his finals, David Boring is facing many different paths for his future life. You choose where he ends up! Part of the Perspectives exhibition for immersive storytelling, featuring Interactive Media, Virtual Reality, and more. {more}

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