Virtual Reality



Il GIFF aprirà uno spazio di Realtà Virtuale all’interno degli spazi rinnovati de laRotonda, il villaggio del Festival del film Locarno. Ogni sera, dal 2 al 12 agosto, dalle 18 alle 22, verrà presentato un programma di nove film in realtà virtuale provenienti da tutto il mondo. Durante questa esperienza unica, a 360°, il pubblico potrà scoprire uno dei primi video musicali in VR, tuffarsi nel cuore di un famoso dipinto del pittore svizzero Arnold Böcklin o immergersi nelle riprese dell’ultimo film di Serge Bozon, Mrs Hyde, seguendo letteralmente Isabelle Huppert sul set mentre interagisce con il regista e la sua troupe.



Ashes to Ashes

Ingejan Ligthart Schenk, Jamille van Wijngaarden, Steye Hallema, Submarine Channel, Netherlands, 2017, 11 min, o.v en

Ashes to Ashes is a surreal, tragicomedy in virtual reality about how a dysfunctional family handles the dying wish of their grandfather. Seen through the ‘eyes’ of the deceased –the urn containing the ashes– this short VR film gives a unique point of view on a bizarre set of family relationships that are ready to blow up. We witness how each family member drops their pretences to reveal the full extent of their dishonesty. Ultimately, Ashes to Ashes is about choosing your own reality, your imagination, your world.

Jours de tournage – Isabelle Huppert / Days on the set - Isabelle Huppert

Fouzi Louahem, Arte Geie, Les éditions du bout des doigts, France, 2017, 13 min. o.v fr

 « Days on the set - a 360° experience », the second episode of the virtual reality documentary series follows Isabelle Huppert on the shooting of Serge Bozon's film "Mrs Hyde".« Days on the set » is a VR documentary series that explores the world of great filmmakers’ film sets on some ARTE Cinema's coproductions.

Serge Bozon's « Mrs Hyde » is the second feature-length to offer this 360° experience.


Philippe A. Collin & Clément Léotard, EX Nihilo/Novelab, France, 2016, 10 min, o.v en

Kinoscope is a VR experience immersing the spectator into a lively and colorful universe to discover the history of cinema lead by the voice of the Hollywood legend Dean Tavoularis, motion picture production designer whose work appeared in numerous box office hits such as The Godfather films, Apocalypse Now, The Brink's Job, One from the Heart and Bonnie and Clyde.

Hors-cadre, L’Île des Morts / Unframed, Isle of the Dead

Martin Charrière, RTS, Switzerland, 2017, 6 min, o.v fr

This virtual reality short film takes the viewer in the heart of the famous painting from swiss-born painter Arnold Böcklin. Put your headset on and get on board! Your ferryman guides you on a one-way trip to the « Isle of the Dead ». A new way to get to know this classic work of art that has inspired filmmakers, stage directors, comic strips authors, and artists through the years.

No Borders

Haider Rashid, Omar Rashid, Elio Germano, Italy. 2016, 15 min, o.v ita

No Borders explores the migrant crisis in Italy, by documenting the experience of volunteers managing self-run reception centres. It is is a stark look at the contrast between the way institutions handle the flux of migrants and the way activists support migrants


Momoko Seto, Barberousse Films, Arte France, Awkeye, France, 2017, 7 min, no dialogue

In a world in ruins, only fungi and mold grow in the middle of gigantic dried insects bodies. When a weather change occurs, rain irrigates the arid planet and floods it gradually. In the water springs an ecosystem, populated by giant carnivorous tadpoles.

Sergent James

Alexandre Perez, Floréal Films, France, 2017, 7 min, o.v fr

It is time to go to bed for Leo. But when his mum turns off the light, the little boy thinks there is something hiding under his bed…

The Future Of Music

Greg Barth, Blink Ink, United Kingdom, 2016, 3 min, o.v en

Enter the world of Carré Bleu, an artist and composer who is shaping the music of tomorrow by travelling through space and time. A VR pop mockumentary, hectic and surrealist, the result of a crazy collaboration between Greg Barth and Polar Youth.

What do we care 4

Steye Hallema, WildVreemd, Steye and The Bizonkid (music), Netherlands, 2014, 5 min

In this VR music video you will encounter astronauts who change the world around you with magic hula hoops, surround you with introspective mirrors until you finally dance with a futuristic native American tribe. Meanwhile the band plays an energetic mix of funk, rock and pop music on cardboard instruments.
What do we care 4? is one of the first Music videos (made in 2015!) that truly explores the potential of Cinematic Virtual Reality.

Iceman VR

Jan Krüger & Eric Benz, Headtrip & Port au Prince, Arte, Germany, 2017, 6 min, o.v en

Iceman VR is a virtual experience which leads us into the home of the world's famous mummy Oetzi, the Iceman, 5300 years ago. From the museum of archeology in Bolzano to his village 5300 years ago, to his find spot at the Similaun glacier and back to us...

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