360/VR Storytelling Pop-Up

Experience the best in 360 filmmaking throughout the Festival powered by WonderTek Labs. Visit this VR Storytelling Pop-Up at the SIFF Lounge, presented by Vulcan Productions, to sign up for a time to use a Google Daydream headset or HTC Vive Room Scale experience.

Open from May 19 - June 10 during the following days and times:
Fridays: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Saturdays: noon - 7:00 PM
Sundays: noon - 7:00 PM
Memorial Day: noon - 7:00 PM

Read more about the individual films below.

Packaged Films

After Solitary

USA | 2017 | 8 minutes | Cassandra Herrman, Lauren Mucciolo

Go inside the Maine State Prison to hear the harrowing story of one man’s time in solitary and what happened when he got out.

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The Giant

USA | 2017 | 3 minutes | Mike Anderson, Ryan Dickle, Abigail Horton

We follow a girl's strange journey as she grows endlessly, eventually dissolving into the music of the universe.

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Potato Dreams

USA | 2017 | 5 minutes | Wes Hurley

A surreal VR autobiographical doc that tells the story of Little Potato's journey growing up gay in the Soviet Union before and after the fall of communism, his mother's struggles to create a better life for them both, and their eventual escape to America via her becoming a mail-order bride.

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USA | 2017 | 9 minutes | Eugene Capon

Journey is an experimental VR film that takes you on a short trip into the vast unknown reaches of space.

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Behind the Fence

USA | 2017 | 9 minutes | Lindsay Branham, Jonathan Olinger

"Behind the Fence" looks inside the 5x5 square mile camp that imprisons the Rohingya muslim minority in Myanmar, and investigates the extremist Buddhists who propagate virulent anti-Muslim sentiment across the country.

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Eagle Bone

USA | 2016 | 5 minutes | Tracy Rector

One of the first VR pieces ever created by a Native American filmmaker, "Eagle Bone" ("Ch'aak' S'aagi") is a collective step in a new direction of visual storytelling rooted in being unapologetically Indigenous.

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We Who Remain

USA | 2017 | 15 minutes | Trevor Snapp, Sam Wolson

A relentless war persists in the Nuba Mountains of Sudan. Thousands of people have been forced to flee. This is the story of those who remain.

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USA | 2017 | 5 minutes | Jess Kantor

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USA | 2017 | 5 minutes | Andrew Asnes

Syzygy in 360 is an in-depth look into the choreography of Paul Taylor.

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Say Our Name

USA | 2017 | 4 minutes | Stina Hamlin

This immersive hip-hop dance piece was filmed on the streets of New York City, engaging the viewer to look into the eyes of the people that brutality is happening to everyday on streets throughout America. We must remember and say these names.

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The Ministry of Time

Spain | 2017 | Nicolás Alcalá

A virtual reality episode for the Spanish TV show “El Ministerio del Tiempo.”

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Silent Resonance

USA | Scott Squires

Silent Resonance brings you inside the mind of a dancer in this first-of-its-kind virtual reality dance experience from Pacific Northwest Ballet.

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