The Following is the 1st in a 3 part series of articles for Inside Film Magazine.
Published in the June/July edition this piece looks at the state of play with regards to how film festivals are presenting VR – and which Australian’s are making a splash.
Fresh from Cannes, Byron Bay Film Festival director and virtual reality
producer J’aimee Skippon-Volke outlines how international film festivals are showcasing and supporting immersive projects, and highlights some of the Australian projects succeeding on the world stage.
The world’s top tier film festivals have in recent years been embraced – and in some cases nurtured – virtual reality as it’s risen and evolved, indicating they recognise the opportunities the medium provides for screen practitioners and storytellers.
Driven by technological advances, the immersive realms present a fast-paced landscape and industry for creatives, technicians and festivals to keep up with.