Vektor VR Section
Films and Discussions at 16th Verzió International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival
2400 HUF / student: 1900 HUF
Trafó passes are accepted
NOV 13. Wednesday (Venue: Trafoclub)
18:00-20:00 Official opening and short introduction by the curator of Vektor VR section, Ágnes Karolina Bakk
Panel talk with Lars Rummel, immersive media curator, Leipzig DokFest and Nimrod Shanit, creator of Holy City VR about the current state of VR and documenting reality
NOV 14. Thursday (Venue: Trafó Café)
17:30-18:00 Virtual Reality, Real Violence - Presentation by Pola Bierkiewicz
18:00-18:30 /Women in VR - roundtable discussion
Participants: Pola Bierkiewicz, Rita Eperjesi, Fanni Fazekas
19:00-20:00 VR: Changing the Documentary?
Panel Discussion about the Impact of VR & Immersive Journalism on Documentary Film
Participants: Andrius Lekavičius, Georgy Molodtsov, Lars Rummel / Moderator: Ágnes Karolina Bakk
NOV 15. Friday (Venue: Trafó Café)
18:00-18:30 VR Artist Talk with Andrius Lekavičius
18:30-19:00 VR Artist Talk with Georgy Molodtsov
NOV 16. Saturday
15:00-17:00 Curatorial walk by Agnes Karolina Bakk (Venue: Trafoclub)
17:00-18:00 VR in Theatre. Closing session with Wojtek Markowski (Dream Adoption Society, PL) (Venue: Trafó Café)
VR films can be viewed at Trafóklub between November 12 and 17 from 2 pm to 8 pm. A ticket is valid for one hour, and 20 persons can at one time visit the section. VR films are screened in English or in original language with English subtitles. Discussions organized in Trafó Café are free of charge.
Virtual Reality offers unprecedented immersive and affective ways of engaging with various aubjects and stories. Being placed into the centre of the story, it is no longer about passive observation, but rather about active participation. The projects presented in Vektor section is about how creators are embracing the medium redefining how we experience the world that surrounds us.
Jan Kounen, Romain Delahaye (Molécule), Amaury La Burthe / France / 2019 / 8’ / English
Electronic music producer Molecule cuts himself off in a hunter village in Greenland. He recorded sounds of the Arctic there to compose music. The -22.7°C experience offers a sensory and musical immersion into the Arctic circle, based on his adventure. SXSW 2019 World Premiere
Code of Freedom 1991
Andrius Lekavicius / Lithuania / 2019 / 10’ / English
An interactive VR experience, where you enter the bloodshed at Vilnius TV tower on January 13th 1991 as a journalist to make the toughest decisions of conflict journalism.
Holy City VR
Nimrod Shanit / Israel, Canada / 2019 / 20’ / English, Hebrew
A gamified VR experience of one of the world’s spiritual epicenters, where the experiencer can discover the holy place of Jerusalem by gaining access to rituals and sites that few are exposed to. Raindance 2019 Best Documentary Experience Nominee
Home After War
Gayatri Parameswaran / Germany, Iraq / 2018 / 20’ / English, Arabic
An Iraqi father returns to Fallujah to face the threat of improvised explosive devices (IEDs). Through this virtual reality experience, join him in his home and discover the unfolding of a tragic event. SXSW 2019 Best Use of Immersive Arts
Lake Baikal: The Science and Spirituality of Extreme Water
Georgy Molodtsov / USA, Russia / 2016 / 7’ / no dialogue
The cinematic virtual reality transports viewers to Lake Baikal in Siberia and introduce them to the dramatic landscapes and the spiritual traditions of people who live around the oldest, deepest and most voluminous body of freshwater on Earth.
Mika Johnson / Czecz Republic / 2018 / 4’ / Czech, German, English
Wake up in the virtual world as Gregor Samsa — late for work, and transformed into a giant insect.
The Real Thing
Benoit Felici / France / 2018 / 16’ / Mandarin Chinese
A VR journey into a copy of our world; exploring real-life stories inside China's replicas of Paris, Venice and London. NewImages Festival Paris 2019 Masque D'Or Winner
Uncapitals: Pomors in 360
Georgy Molodtsov, Taisa Severand / Russia / 2018 / 9’ / Russian
In one of the oldest and most unique Pomor places untouched by time a local enthusiast works alone for more than 20 years to reconstruct a wooden church from the 17th century.
Jacek Nagłowski / Poland / 2019 / 21’ / English
Where the East meets the West, nature is wild and full of mystery. This is where the Whisperer lives: she heals people using the power of words, gestures and images. Venice Film Festival 2019 - Official Selection