SOURCE: SFVRIFF

San Francisco Virtual Reality International Film Festival

August 16, 2016 03:00 ET

San Francisco's First Ever Exclusively Virtual Reality Film Festival, now accepting VR 360 films

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - August 16, 2016) - The San Francisco Virtual Reality ( VR / 360 ) International Film Festival (known as SFVRIFF) is bringing together Virtual Reality VR / 360 filmmakers from across the globe to highlight their work November 19th and 20th, 2016 at SOMArts in San Francisco, California.

SFVRIFF is the brainchild of award-winning documentary filmmakers Kip Andersen and Keegan Kuhn (Cowspiracy), pioneers of the World's first ever VR / 360 theatrical screening of a synced VR 360 film (their self produced VR 360 thriller Parallaxed).

Inspired yet frustrated by VR events that seem to be more focused on the technology behind VR/360 video and gaming, Andersen and Kuhn wanted to create a festival where fellow filmmakers could have their work showcased for content, artistry and storytelling experienced in a theatrical communal setting.

Four different theater tents will showcase categories in narratives, documentaries, experimental, and animation, and an all-synced feature tent where attendees will experience the film together. Offering $5000 in prizes to winning filmmakers and boasting 1000+ attendees over the 2 day festival, SFVRIFF is the first of its kind in the VR world.

Attendees will be able to meet and hear from filmmakers and leaders in the VR/360 video world in the Beer and Wine tent and at the exclusive afterparty November 19th.

"This is about honoring the artist and filmmakers using VR to tell compelling stories. This will be a historical event in the VR world; it's an exclusive VR film Festival, by VR filmmakers, specifically for film lovers" - Kip Andersen, VRIFF co-founder.

SFVRIFF is now accepting VR/360 film submission for its four film categories: Documentary, Narrative, Animation, Experimental. As with all film festivals, preference is given to world premieres. Submission deadline: September 30th, 2016 http://www.sfvriff.com/submit-film-virtual-reality/

"As filmmakers, we see the incredible potential of VR, not only as a tool for groundbreaking entertainment, but an entirely new way to experience storytelling" - Keegan Kuhn, VRIFF co-founder.

SFVRIFF is also offering a limited number of companies the ability showcase their products and services through exhibition booths in a highly targeted and intimate festival. (exhibitor info contact erik@sfvriff.com)

www.SFVRIFF.com

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