Enjoy two great events this weekend: (1) Virtual Reality Experience, in collaboration with PRIMAA, is a drop-in event at Muskoseepi Pavilion between 6:00pm and 8:30pm on Friday, Sep 30 when a 360 video camera and 5 VR headsets with a variety of content will be available to try out while award-winning Edmonton Director Dylan Pearce will be present to answer questions about 3D and VR filmmaking; and (2) On the Move, a package of 5 films, will screen at 7:30pm on Sunday, Oct 2 at GPLT (Grande Prairie Live Theatre) as a Sneak Preview of our 11th fest May 9-15, 2017.
As part of Alberta Culture Days, these events are free to attend.
On the Move is a package of 5 short films from the US and Europe that feature characters who are on the move, by foot or by virtue of an insect drone’s flight. It includes a documentary and a black comedy from the United States, a thriller and a musical comedy from the UK, and a drama from Norway. Three of the films are award-winning including FlySpy which is a hybrid of traditional film and virtual reality. It has two different versions: one for a traditional screen shown as part of this package and one for VR headsets. Rated 14+ (Coarse Language, Sexual Content), this package is not appropriate for children.
Four of the five films have trailers/teasers – see below.
Phil’s Camino – *Canadian premiere*
USA, 2016, 28 minutes
This inspiring documentary follows the journey of a Stage 4 cancer patient who dreams of walking the 500-mile Camino de Santiago across Spain. Told by his doctors that he can’t make the trip, he does the next best thing. He creates his own camino behind his house. Won the Audience Award for Best Documentary at the 2016 Palm Springs International ShortFest among other awards.
Camping with Ada (Campingliv) – *Canadian premiere*
Norway, 2016, 15 minutes (English/Norwegian/Romanian with English subtitles)
While staying with her aunt at a Norwegian campground, a Romanian teen fantasizes about having a carefree summer with her new friend, but expectations are pushing her into the same line of work as her aunt. Won Best International Short under 15 minutes at the 2016 Festival Internazionale Milano.
FlySpy – *Canadian premiere*
UK, 2016, 21 minutes
A genius deviant uses a wirelessly controlled robotic fly with a camera in its head to spy on his ex-girlfriend. FlySpy is a hybrid of traditional film and virtual reality with two different versions: one for a traditional screen and one for VR headsets. Won Best Dramatic Short Film at the 2016 Arizona International Film Festival among other awards.
In Pursuit – *Canadian premiere*
USA, 2015, 21 minutes
As a young couple arrives in Los Angeles after a cross-country road trip with all of their belongings, their car is commandeered in a police chase. They set out on a quest to get it back, but their relationship is strained to the breaking point in the process. Can they recover what they had or have they truly lost everything?
The Snake Queue Girl
UK, 2016, 4 minutes
In a snaking queue line at airport immigration, a man spots a beautiful stranger. Does he dare say something? Express his true feelings aloud? Can so much passion be conveyed any other way than in song?