VR Fest Host Virtual Reality Lounge W/ TFF’15 – Presented By 3OPOLIS
The world’s first Virtual Reality Festival (VRF) has partnered with the TOPANGA FILM FESTIVAL 2015 (TFF’15) to feature a VR lounge on Saturday, August 1 and Sunday, August 2 to highlight this year’s theme, “Technology at Play.” The VR Lounge will be opened from Noon to 8:30pm on Saturday and from Noon to 5:30pm on Sunday.
This cutting-edge, immersive entertainment technology experience presented by 3opolis, will feature a myriad of experiences where guests can interact with state-of-the-art VR displays and content demonstrations provided by some of the world’s leading purveyors.
At the lounge, guests will experience a curated exhibition of VR displays provided by industry leaders such as: VR Playhouse, ElemenTerra, Emblematic Group, xRez Studio, Mirada Studios, Sleepy Penguin Development, Radiant images, Supersphere Productions, Perfect Pictures, Big Sky VR, Kogeto, Shape Space VR and UNOFFICIAL CARDBOARD and more.
UNOFFICIAL CARDBOARD will sell their newly released 2.0 version headsets on site. Virtual Reality Reporter is a proud media sponsor of the VR Lounge.
VR Lounge & Topanga Film Festival Schedule
On Saturday, August 1 from 4pm-5pm the Topanga Film Institute will present a roundtable discussion, “New Horizions – Exploring Storytelling in Virtual Reality.” Panelists for the discussion are: MATTHEW GRATZNER of NEW DEAL STUDIOS, ZACHARY RICHTER of VRSE, NANCY BENNET of TWO BIT CIRCUS, ERIC HANSON of XREZ STUDIOS AND ANDERS HJEMDAHL of HYPNOSIS INTERACTIVE. Among the topics covered will be how VR shapes the stories we tell and what is relevant from other forms of virtual storytelling.
On Auguest 1st, Hollywood movie Sin City actor Elijah Wood will be presenting ” A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night.” Here is interview conducted with Elijah Wood @ Topanga Film Festival.
August 1 – RockSweat Fitness, Nature & Wildlife Shorts, Winning Script Excerpts with Local Actors, Women in Cinema Panel, Technology Roundtable, Fishbowl with Ted Schilowitz, International Short Films Showcase, The Fez (World Premiere) with belly dancing and live music, Horror Shorts and A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night presented by Elijah Wood.
Directly following the roundtable, from 5pm to 6pm, will be a fishbowl conversation with Futurist and Cinemavangelist Ted Schilowitz. The fishbowl conversation is a more intimate and participatory format for the discussion on connecting technology and Hollywood.
Other highlights of this year’s event include experimental films, music videos, and 3D short films, presented by the 3D Film Festival (a division of 3opolis), as well as outdoor screenings each evening. Aerial performers will entertain crowds in the Topanga Community House. Signature events such as the live silk screening station and wandering minstrels performing acoustic music will once again return to delight film festival attendees.
Topanga Film Festival & VR Lounge Direction & Contact
The film festival is taking place at Topanga Community Club at 1440 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd, Topanga, CA Complete schedule & tickets available at WWW.TOPANGAFILMINSTITUTE.COM. For media contact of Virtual Reality Festival, please contact Lesley Chinen: T: +1(310) 710-9426
3OPOLIS & VIRTUAL REALITY FESTIVAL:
The Virtual Reality Festival is a program of the 3D Film Festival (3DFF), now in its 8th season. 3DFF is the world’s first and largest all digital 3D Film, Music and Interactive Festival Program. Since its inception in 2008, 3DFF has reached millions of live event attendees through its touring and tent pole events, which have been executed around the world in cities throughout Europe, North America, South America and Asia.
Produced by 3opolis LLC, a Las Vegas based technology company and the world leader in 3D live events, the 3D Film Festival is proud to announce the advent of two new cutting edge programs including the world’s first 4D Film Festival and the new Virtual Reality Festival Program both of which hosted first annual tent pole events in 2014.
For more information please visit them online at http://www.3DFF.org or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com 3DFilmFestival and the newly launched http://www.facebook.com/virtualrealityfestival page.
TOPANGA FILM FESTIVAL Background
Nominated as “One of the 25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World” by Filmmaker Magazine, the Topanga Film Festival, now in its 11th year, programs short and feature films that challenge convention and tell stories that inspire new and original ways of seeing and understanding the world.
The pop-up, open-air boutique film festival frequented by the Los Angeles film and music industry, environmentalists, foodies, and the eccentric community of Topanga provides a unique opportunity to enjoy a wealth of international and local content that ranges from creative to educationally empowering.