Uplift VR: Maiden Flight

Uplift VR Maiden Flight

Julia Jackson & Larry James

While launching into the heavens on a balloon ride's experimental flight, you find yourself overlooking a wondrous land calling out to be explored. During your descent from the clouds to the grounds below, you get the feeling that this could be just the beginning of a series of grand adventures.

  • Director: Julia Jackson & Larry James

This film is playing as a part of SIFF VR Zone

This year, SIFF is excited to debut a new Festival venue: The SIFF VR Zone at Pacific Place. Produced by Seattle's WonderTek Labs, the program showcases a tightly curated selection of immersive and interactive storytelling from Seattle and around the world. The diverse slate includes a 360 African Storytelling section with innovative pieces from Senegal and Kenya; Greenland Melting, a new work from "Godmother of VR" Nonny de la Peña and co-director Catherine Upin; breathtaking new experimental pieces from South Korea, China, and Australia; immersive 360 music videos from Billy Corgan (Smashing Pumpkins) and The Posies, and compelling new works by Seattle-based VR developers and artists. A 360 Youth section will showcase Tapestry 360, a slate of new 360 films recently created by seven Seattle youth, alongside 360 films created by a group of Syrian youth living in a refugee camp in Jordan, produced by Al Jazeera and executive producer Zahra Rasool. Check out the full list of content below the screening times.

The SIFF VR Zone at Pacific Place will include both 360 Storytelling stations, presenting arthouse-level 360 video content and an Interactive Gallery featuring interactive experiential content in 8-10 individual booths.

Tickets
General Admission: $25 | $20 Members
Includes a 90 minute time slot to explore over two dozen VR and 360 video experiences.

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