Big Mini Media Festival 2016 Embracing Virtual Reality 360 Trend

The LIU Brooklyn Media Arts Department invites all to their FREE and open to the public international film festival called The Big MINI Media Festival. The festival will screen their official winners and officially selected films on Nov. 11 (begins at 5pm) and Nov. 12, 2016 (begins at 10am), in the Spike Lee Screening Room at LIU Brooklyn, which is located on the corner of Flatbush Ave and Dekalb Ave.

The Big MINI Media Festival awards ten categories in virtual reality short, animation, short narrative, super short narratives, short and feature length documentaries, experimental films, web sereies, as well as, short and feature length screenplays.


This year’s theme is Virtual Reality: A 3600 Look At Our Future.” There will be a panel discussion on How will immersive technology affect the mainstream and subculture film business? What new modalities will arise with the use of this technology, i.e. augmented reality and 360 digital technologies? There will also be a workshop on Virtual Reality.


Here are this year’s Top Four Virtual Reality shorts competing to be the official winner of this year’s Virtual Reality category.

Virtual Realty Short Contenders:

  • Traces (Dir. Gabriela Arp, USA)
  • I am Galway 2020 ( Paula Kehoe, Ireland)
  • Back to the Summer (Dir. Jianbo Gao, USA)
  • Dead Head (Dir. Ben Leonberg, USA)

This year’s Big Mini Media Festival is supported by Virtual Reality Reporter, Movie Magic Budgeting and Scheduling, Movie Magic Screenwriting, Kitsplit, LIU Brooklyn Media Arts Department and the John P. McGrath Fund of Long Island University.

The Big MINI Media Festival promises to have a film for you. So bring a date, friends, or your family and come join us for two nights of free movies made by filmmakers around the world (for mature viewers).

For more information about the festival, please visit: bigminimedia.com.

SUBWAY: B, M, Q, R trains: DeKalb Avenue Station; 2,3,4,5 trains: Nevins Street Station.


Author: VR Reporter

I am a hi-tech enthusiast, VR evangelist, and a Co-founder & Chief Director at Virtual Reality Reporter!

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