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Wednesday, February 15 • 10:00am - 5:00pm
Virtual Reality Films

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All 10 Virtual Reality Films at the Powerhouse Free Wednesday-Sunday!

Virtual Reality Juried Competition

All virtual reality films are free to the public and on display February 16-19 at the Powerhouse from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. There may be a queue to view each film but there are concessions and a full bar at the venue for your wait.


Director: Jessica Kantor

TRT: 5:50

Country: United States (California)

Logline: Playing with movement, space and time, Ashes shares the tragic story of two lovers, told specifically for 360-headset environment.

Mississippi Premiere, Family Friendly, Filmmaker scheduled to attend.

Back to the Summer (VR Short)

Director: Jianbo Gao

TRT: 4:30

Country: United States (California)

Logline: A old man recalls his deceased wife from viewing the old photos and jumps back to that memorable summer.

World Premiere, Family Friendly


Director: Lilian Mehrel

TRT: 7:39

Country: United States (New York)

Logline: A short virtual reality film about presence, experienced through the eyes of a ghost.

Regional Premiere, Family Friendly, Filmmaker scheduled to attend.

I, Phillip

Director: Pierre Zandrowicz

TRT: 14:00

Country: France

Logline: In early 2005, David Hanson is developing his first android human. His name is Phil and it is simply the copy of the famous science fiction author Philip K. Dick.

Filmmaker scheduled to attend. Family Friendly

Nobel's Nightmare

Director: Chamsy Sarkis

TRT: 5:08

Country: Syria

Logline: One of the world’s oldest cities and for many years the heart of the Syrian economy, Aleppo is now ravaged by war. This immersive footage was shot with the Syrian Civil Defense teams of Aleppo, the unarmed volunteers performing search and rescue, recently nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.

Regional Premiere, Family Friendly

Say It With Music

Director: Oliver Chen, Lubomir Kobomir Kocka

TRT: 5:15

Country: United States (Georgia)

Logline: Simone and Nathan work at the same restaurant, mostly unaware of each other. That is until Simone uses music as an instrument of change to bring the restaurant and its stuffy owner, Gustavo, out of their usual monotony.

World Premiere, Family Friendly

Songs of the Vine

Director: Maira Clancy, Blake Montgomery

TRT: 17:56

Country: Peru/USA (California)

Logline: Shot over the span of two months in the Peruvian Amazon rainforest, Songs of the Vine is a virtual reality documentary focusing on the healing modalities, cosmovision, and culture of the Shipibo, an indigenous group well-known for its rich tradition of plant spirit shamanism, including a mastery of the visionary ayahuasca brew.

Mississippi Premiere, Family Friendly

The Rock Presents: "Escape From Calypso Island" -  A 360 VR Adventure

Director: Scott Brown

TRT: 8:15

Country: United States (California)

Logline: Put on your VR headset and take your seat as a passenger on the Calypso Island Historical Tour of Magic and Wonder. Though the island is fabled for its magic, veteran tour guide Dylan explains to fresh-faced Tracy that he doesn't believe in any 'hocus pocus' anymore. Dylan is quickly proven wrong when explorer Duke Fontana (Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson) encounters our tour truck and enlists our help to fight an ancient evil that has returned to end the world.

Family Friendly


Director: Nicolas Alcala¡

TRT: 6:38

Country: Spain

Logline: The experience allows the viewer to enjoy an immersive story that narrates the evolution of language, taking him on a journey from the ancient caves to the middle of the jungle where Amazon tribes struggle to understand the concept of "future" due to their lack of words to express it.

Regional Premiere, Family Friendly, Filmmaker scheduled to attend.

Umphrey's McGee 360 VR "Puppet String"

Director: Pete Herzog, Reel FX VR

TRT: 12:30

Country: United States (Texas)

Logline: Digital studio Reel FX VR produced an experimental virtual-reality experience for Umphrey’s McGee spring tour filmed April 20th, 2016 at the House of Blues in Houston, Tex.

Family Friendly, Filmmaker scheduled to attend.


Wednesday February 15, 2017 10:00am - 5:00pm CST
Powerhouse 413 South 14th St

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