One World invites you to virtual reality

 

A film screen and a passive spectator sitting in the cinema is no longer enough for some documentary filmmakers. More and more film projects are thus using virtual reality, which allows you to literally step into the film, to get under the skin of the protagonists and experience the feelings they are experiencing. One World therefore this year again brings back a programme category focused specifically on VR films.

Seven selected films can be seen in the Audience Centre in the Lucerna Gallery for free using virtual reality goggles. Walk with refugees through a detention facility in the UK or feel what it's like to be in solitary confinement in a maximum security prison. Other VR projects, for example, simulate a gradual loss of vision or agoraphobia.

"Two years ago there was a boom in virtual reality projects, and since then the world's film festivals have also been focussing on it," says One World programmer Ondřej Moravec. "So far nobody in the Czech Republic cares about it very much, which is why we decided to bring this dynamic phenomenon to our audience too. After Prague the glasses will travel to several other cities in the regions, which are very interested in them."

Seven VR sets will be available in Prague, most of them lent by Samsung. You can try them out at the Audience Centre in the Lucerna Gallery from March 7 until the end of the festival every day between 5:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. and on weekends from 2:00 p.m. Glasses can be booked in advance through the online reservation system, which we will launch shortly before the festival, or on the spot.

More information about the virtual reality projects will soon be available on the festival's Facebook page and on this website.

 


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