Cyberia VR Short Film Festival: Season 01 Episode 02

Posted by sfindie April 18, 2017 3704 views

SF Indie’s CyberiaVR Spring Exhibition film festival runs May 4th-7th 2017. We will screen 50 short films in four days.

For full schedule,Q&A’s and trailers please click HERE.

Thursday May 4th 6p-1a

Friday      May 5th 6p-1a

Saturday  May 6th 5p-1a

Sunday    May  7th 11am2pm

The CyberiaVR Film Festival is the first conventionally-styled filmfest to be held in a Virtual Reality environment. Powered by AltSpaceVR, CyberiaVR seeks to explore a new frontier in cinema appreciation, reaching across the globe to bring together an audience as diverse as its content.

To date, online festivals presenting conventional 2D films have utilized an unstructured, video-on-demand format, isolating the audience members from one another, except for the ability to leave text comments about the films. Other festivals, featuring Virtual and Augmented Reality content, have adopted the “Tech Conference” model, holding their events in convention centers; this offers ample opportunity to socialize–but only for those able to attend in person. Conceived by the team behind SF IndieFest, a film festival celebrating 20 years of success in San Francisco–CyberiaVR will gather its audience from around the world to a virtual screening room on the AltspaceVR platform.

The Cyberia Film Festival is unlike anything else that’s come before it. It’s a traditional film festival with screenings and Q&A’s, but it’s hosted on a virtual reality social network called AltSpace. Think Playstation Home, or the Internet in Futurama. Members of AltSpace (and its free to join) can log into this virtual world and attend Cyberia at a virtual movie theater, where they can view the films and their trailers on a virtual IMAX-sized screen.

You won’t need a VR headset to use AltSpace and be a part of it, but it will certainly make the experience way cooler. “There’s never been anything like this in the film world.” Dave Conte, Filmmaker