in 2022, the Tribeca Film Festival will once again offer a film program specifically for VR and AR. You can experience the works on site and online.
in 2020, the Tribeca Film Festival had to be suspended due to the pandemic, which is why the organizers transferred a selection of their immersive festival program to Oculus TV for free. Back in June 2021, the New York event returned to a physical event that 2022 in hybrid form place.
Meanwhile, the event is simply called Tribeca Festival and will take place from June 8 to 19, 2022. The VR and AR program “Tribeca Immersive” will be available from June 10 to 19 at New York’s Spring Studios as well as other locations. In the meantime, the participating virtual reality and augmented reality projects have been revealed in the categories “Main Competition”, “New Voices” and “Best of Season”.
Tribeca Immersive Showcase about man, nature, society
For the first time, the selection was narrowed down thematically. It revolves around the Relationship of human beings with nature and society. The topic is explored with the help of digital art and advanced technology. The individual stories should relate to each other in order to take viewers on an impressive interactive journey.
The main prize is aimed at those artists who “bridge the gap between technology and narrative”. The new award for “New Voices” is intended for creatives of a first or second work: their contribution should additionally enrich the immersive narrative with new perspectives and their own artistic way of expression.
Tribeca Immersive 2022 Selection
- Kubo Walks the City
- Missing Pictures: Episodes 3 – 5
- Mushroom Cloud NYC/ RISE
- Please, Believe Me
- Zanzibar: Trouble in Paradise
- Black Movement Library – Movement Portraits
- Emerging Radiance: Honoring the Nikkei Farmers of Bellevue
- Iago: The Green Eyed Monster
- LGBTQ+ VR Museum
- Mescaform Hill: The Missing Five
- Planet City VR
- This is Not a Ceremony
Best in Season
- End of Night
- Exhibition A
Tribeca Immersive curator Ana Brzezińska explains: “Every experience presented at Tribeca’s Immersive Exhibition encompasses a reality that stands on its own, represents an occasion or serves as a message for a world in which users have an influence – an opportunity to act: to bear witness, to make a statement, to extend a hand or just to play.“
The extraordinary VR Museum of other Realities will once again serve as the virtual venue for the hybrid concept. The museum is accessible with PC VR glasses as well as Oculus Quest via Oculus Link or Air Link.
After downloading the PC VR app for free, you can purchase a standard ticket for the virtual special exhibition from 2 May. Admission starts at $ 20 depending on the package. About $82 is required to visit the immersive exhibition on site.
The Cannes XR VR Film Festival will take place this year from 17 to 25 May. The venue is the Metaverse app Alexandria, which is being developed for Steam and Oculus Quest. You can find out more about the festival and the app being developed in cooperation with VeeR and Kreis here.