Program
8 April 2021

We’re excited to announce the latest Adelaide Film Festival Investment Fund works.

These two Virtual Reality projects, presented in collaboration with Illuminate Adelaide, will also form part of the AFF Youth Film Festival, running July 26 to July 30 2021.

Square Circles
Friday July 16 to Saturday July 24

Square Circles VR is an immersive virtual reality work that draws upon William Barton’s Country, culture and dreaming. It uses emergent digital storytelling to create breathtaking visual landscapes, featuring Barton’s visceral music, along with friend and collaborator violist Stephen King and the Australian String Quartet (ASQ).

Set to a score performed and recorded by Barton and the ASQ on Peramangk Country at Ukaria Cultural Centre, this stunning blend of music and visual artistry from Go Patterson Films and Jumpgate VR offers a rare fusion of culture and technology.

Principal Supporters

Mr James Darling AM & Ms Lesley Forwood

Supporting Partners

Mr Jason Karas & Ms Anna Baillie-Karas

The Hon Diana Laidlaw AM

Acknowledgments A Go Patterson Films and Jumpgate VR production. Creative Directors: William Barton and Stephen King. VR Artists: Edward Watson and Carlo Andreacchio. Producers: Mark Patterson and Anton Andreacchio. Produced in association with the Australian String Quartet. Special thanks to: Angelina Zucco CEO ASQ. Supported by: Adelaide Film Festival Investment Fund and Illuminate Adelaide

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Thin Ice
Monday July 26 to Sunday August 1

A Monkeystack and Shackleton Epic Expedition Production

Follow in the footsteps of adventurer and environmental scientist, Tim Jarvis, who recreates one of history’s greatest journeys – that of polar explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton. In 1914, Shackleton led the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition – an attempt to be the first to cross Antarctica coast-to-coast. The events that transpired form one of History’s greatest stories of leadership and survival. A catastrophic yet beautiful experience highlighting the effect of climate change on the Antarctic region.

Director: James Calvert, Executive Producer: Tim Jarvis, Executive Producer and Producer: Justin Wight, Writer: Ruth Cross.

Major Partner: Torrens University

Supported by: Adelaide Film Festival Investment Fund, South Australian Film Corporation, Screen Australia, Imagine Room, One Ocean, Kathmandu and Documentary Australia Foundation (DAF)

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Illuminate runs July 16 to August 1, 2021
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