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Fri Oct 21, 11:30 AM
70 minutes
Unclassified 15+

Originally described as the ‘ultimate empathy machine’, Virtual Reality (VR) is now used across multiple industries ranging from biosciences to construction. However, it is artists that have embraced the technology as a storytelling tool. AFF proudly presents four works by local and international artists.

Film Type Short
Age Recommendation Unclassified 15+

Screens with: Cosmic Atomic

Fri Oct 21, 11:30 AM
Director: Christopher Boulton
2022
United States
10 minutes
Unclassified 15+
Take a journey into scale and size, from the atomic to the cosmic. Explore the micro and macro using the powers of ten. Cosmic Atomic compresses sixty years of scientific imagination taking the viewer from Earth to the cosmic expanse and back to the molecular and atomic.
Film Type Short
Program Strand Virtual Reality
Age Recommendation Unclassified 15+
Director Christopher Boulton

Screens with: Sorella’s Story

Fri Oct 21, 11:30 AM
Director: Peter Hegedus
2022
Australia, Hungary, Sweden
15 minutes
Unclassified 15+

A haunting image is transformed into an immersive work in this moving VR piece. In 1941 a single photo was smuggled out that showed the moments before the execution of Jewish Latvian women and 11-year-old Sorella Epstein. Sorella’s Story brings to life the tragic moments before that photo and is a visceral reminder of the horrors of the holocaust.

Premiere Australian
Film Type Short
Program Strand Virtual Reality
Age Recommendation Unclassified 15+
Director Peter Hegedus

Screens with: Surfacing (Affiorare)

Fri Oct 21, 11:30 AM
Director: Rossella Schillaci
2022
Italy, Portugal
21 minutes

A child’s view into the world of prisons Made over two years in consultation with psychologists and prison inmates and their children. Surfacing takes a child’s view of reality, fantasy and escapism to the world of prisons.

Film Type Short
Program Strand Virtual Reality
Age Recommendation Unclassified 15+
Director Rossella Schillaci

Screens with: Thin Ice VR

Fri Oct 21, 11:30 AM
Director: James Calvert
2021
Australia
23 minutes
Unclassified 15+

Follow the footsteps of Sir Ernest Shackleton in this immersive experience Thin Ice VR, viewers follow in the footstep of adventurer and environmental scientist, Tim Jarvis AM, who recreates one of history's greatest journeys and tales of survival of polar explorer Sir Ernest Shackelton

Film Type Short
Program Strand Virtual Reality
Age Recommendation Unclassified 15+
Director James Calvert