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Sundance 'Biodigital' Film Festival Will Try to Bridge Gap Between VR, Reality


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A representation of the festival's virtual aspect.

Sundance next year will also have a new space called The Craft, which will let in-person attendees visit New Frontier exhibits, artist discussions and panels. There will also be VR headsets to use, though the festival is also encouraging people to bring their own gear if they've got it.

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The 2022 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, UT, plans to expand its virtual interactive venue, The Spaceship, as part of its New Frontier exhibition.

The event will also host a "Biodigital Bridge" which Sundance programmer Shari Frilot called a human-scale screen-enabling interaction between physical and digital attendees.

Created in partnership with immersive studio Active Theory, the bridge will support basic chat, but will mainly allow festival-goers to see how other attendees experience Sundance.

Frilot said the virtual platform "points to the vital landscape of how cinema and storytelling is going to manifest [going forward]. We're here to not only contribute to it, but to meet it and support it."


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