GIFF, first film festival to produce 3 Virtual Reality films
- GIFF in association with ONIRIA, presents the Ópera Orbis project to produce 3 RV films.
- Renowned Mexican filmmakers Roberto Fiesco, Carlos Hagerman and Juan Carlos Rulfo will be the directors of these films.
Mexico City, March 22 2017. The Guanajuato International Film Festival continues to explore new formats for film and will now be the first festival to produce original Virtual Reality content. To achieve this goal, the festival has invited three of Mexico’s most renowned filmmakers: Roberto Fiesco, Carlos Hagerman and Juan Carlos Rulfo. They will particiapte in the Ópera Orbis project, which intends to make these three films.
Oniria, a leading company in content, hardware and software design, with a lot of experience in the elaboration of 360 video will be handling the production and post-production on these projects.
These projects will be screened at the 20th edition of GIFF which will take place on July 21-30p in San Miguel de Allende and Guanajuato City.
GIFF: PIONEER IN THE EXPLORATION OF VR
From its inception, GIFF has been aware of the importance of new technologies and their impact on the film industry. In response to this phenomenon, it was the first festival to accept this format in competition. During Hack GIFF 2014, new VR technologies, Augmented Reality and Immersion Video were put on the cinematic table during an event that set the stage for incorporating technological development into the film landscape, not only from a production standpoint, but also as an experience for an audience.
In 2016, GIFF was the first festival in Latin America to have a Virtual Reality Screening Room where an audience could have an experience with two world premieres in this format: “Tomorrow” and “Humans After Death”.
Each year, GIFF seeks to broaden its horizons and keep an eye toward the future, which is why the Ópera Orbis project is an exciting challenge. The involved filmmakers will be breaking their own paradigms by working in a 360 format and exploring new creative processes by dealing with a spherical image.
It’s worth pointing out that by gambling on Virtual Reality, GIFF stays committed to Mexican filmmakers and new forms of expression, as well as giving audiences new interactive learning spaces in cinema.
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