Next month’s Raindance Film Festival will bring some of the best VR experiences from events like Tribeca and Sundance to London for the first time.
The festival this week announced 33 different VR experiences that will be on display in the UK capital from September 26th to October 7th. Many of these include intriguing films and experimental apps that are making their UK premiere, like the next installment in the Arden’s Wake series and Crow: The Legend, which stars Oprah Winfrey and John Legend.
Raindance will also play host to some all-new experiences like 7 Miracles, the feature-length VR movie being published by Vive Studios that follows Jesus throughout the book of John. The Archivist, meanwhile, is a Twin Peaks-inspired piece that has players explore a surreal mystery. We’re also excited to check out The Apple, a multi-person experience that takes viewers through various stages of life.
Elsewhere there’s a selection of 360 degree video playlists that showcase the latest the medium has to offer and even a gaming section with interactive content on offer. The latter includes a look at Ubisoft’s Transference and an incredibly nope-looking VR horror game named Kobold.
Each of the experiences featured in the festival is also up for the Raindance Immersive Stories Awards, covering categories like Best Immersive Story and Best Interactive Narrative Experience. The nominees will be sharing their own stories at a Summit on October 4th, while the Awards Ceremony will kick off on October 6th.
Tickets to various screenings across the week are available from Raindance’s official website.