Shanghai International Film Festival to showcase future of cinema through technological innovations

english.shanghai.gov.cn| June 06, 2024

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Partnering up with Shanghai's Putuo district, the Shanghai International Film Festival is set to present a SIFF XR section at this year's event in order to redefine the future of cinema with technology. This collaboration aims to explore the future of the film and television industry through a series of seminars while utilizing various imaging technologies such as augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), and mixed reality (MR) to curate XR works for an immersive interactive experience.

Audiences will transcend the traditional screen experience, and get a first-person perspective into these fictional worlds. With sensory boundaries infinitely extended, the virtual world becomes tangible, offering a maximum sense of reality.

Carefully curated, the SIFF XR section will feature 26 domestic and foreign films that are categorized into four themes: "Eastern Charm", "The Secrets of Art", "Me and Myself", and "Supernatural". By leveraging cutting-edge technology, this showcase promises movie enthusiasts a cinematic experience of the highest quality.

Audiences can find a full list of the 26 films down below, and can start booking the tickets from 12 pm on June 7 by scanning the QR code.

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The oriental charm

Under this theme, the films showcase China's rich cultural heritage with advanced technological productions.

Name

From

Time

Length

Language

Type

The Great QIN

China

2024

10mins

Chinese

Multi-player interactive VR

Made in Greater Bay Area

China

2024

60mins

Cantonese

Multi-player interactive VR

Chen Xiang VR

China

2023

10mins

Chinese

Single-player interactive VR

Pixels of Shanxi·The Craft of Divine Heights

China

2024

10mins

Chinese

360 VR

Pixels of Shanxi·Ingenious Work of Master

China

2024

8mins

Chinese

360 VR

Pixels of Shanxi·The Foremost Treasure

China

2024

11mins

Chinese

360 VR

Dun Huang

China

2024

10mins

Chinese

360 VR

 

The secrets of art

Art is everywhere, but it is unpredictable. Through architecture, music, food, games, and movies, audiences will be able to find the beauty of daily life.

Name

From

Time

Length

Language

Type

RISTBAND: Live VR Concert

Canada/Ireland

2024

15mins

English

Multi-player interactive VR

Partitura

Canada

2023

15mins

English

Single-player interactive VR

Detachment

 

Canada/US/UK

2024

9mins

English

Single-player interactive VR

Flow

the Netherlands/France

2023

15mins

No dialogue

360 VR

Butterfly Dance

Taiwan, China

2018

16mins

Chinese

360 VR

The Starred Chef - Behind the Dish

France/America

2022

12mins

English

360 VR

 

Me and Myself

Name

From

Time

Length

Language

Type

Bear My Soul

France

2023

15mins

French/English

Multi-player interactive VR

Perennials

America

2023

20mins

English

Single-player interactive VR

Plastisapiens

Canada/Israel

2023

15mins

French/English

Single-player interactive VR

Journey Into Self

China

2023

15mins

Chinese/English

Single-player interactive VR

Marco & Polo Go Round

Belgium/Canada

2021

12mins

English

Single-player interactive VR & 360 VR

The Tent

America

2024

21mins

English

VR experience

 

Supernatural

Name

From

Time

Length

Language

Type

Origen

Brazil

2024

25mins

English

Single-player interactive VR

Three-Body VR

China

2024

15mins

Chinese

Single-player interactive VR

Mind-Camping

China

2023

15mins

Chinese

Single-player interactive VR

21-22 China

Canada

2022

24mins

Chinese

360 VR

Only the Mountain Remains

Taiwan, China

2018

31mins

Chinese

360 VR

Ed n'Ocean Augmented

France

2023

 

No dialogue

AR experience

Blooming Conductor

China

2024

7mins

No dialogue

MR experience

 

Sources: "shanghaitourism" "SIFFinShanghai" WeChat accounts

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