VR Arcade

Sponsored by Lexus


Welcome to the inaugural Raindance Virtual Reality Arcade. 

1-2 October 2016

This two day public event will showcase talent in documentaries, animations and cutting edge experiences, across both the Samsung Gear And Oculus. In the 1 hour session you will choose the films that excite you, with talks from film makers and industry experts across the two days.

Sponsored by Lexus, the VR Arcade will be held at the Gallery space at The Hospital Club.

VR Films

  1. 6x9 A Virtual Experience of Solitary Confinement. Dir. Francesca Panetta, Lindsay Poulton (UK)
  2. Across the Line. Dir. Nonny de la Peña (USA)
  3. Ctrl. Breaking Fourth (UK)
  4. Easter Rising: Voice of a Rebel. Dir. Oscar Raby (UK)
  5. Home – An Immersive Spacewalk Experience. Dir. Kate Bartlett, Tom Burton (UK)
  6. In My Shoes: Dancing with Myself. Dir. Jane Gauntlett (UK)
  7. Inside the Box of Kurios. Dir. Paul Raphael and Félix Lajeunesse (Canada)
  8. Invisible. Dir. Darren Emerson (UK)
  9. Notes on Blindness: Into Darkness. Dir. Arnaud Colinart, Amaury La Burthe, Peter Middleton, James Spinney (UK/France)
  10. RecoVR: Mosul. Dir. Visualise Films (UK)
  11. The Rose And I. Dir. Eugene Chung (USA)
  12. The Turning Forest. Dir. Oscar Raby (USA)
  13. Tomorrow. Future Lighthouse (Spain)
  14. Witness 360: 7/7. Dir. Darren Emerson (UK)

You can book your session here.

VR Talks

VR Beyond Gaming @ Vue Cinema | Sat 01 October 11am-12:30pm

If you thought VR was just for gamers, think again. This talk brings artists and professionals from TV, fashion and theatre together to discuss how VR is transforming other sectors, and the impact those sectors have on VR.

This panel brings the good and great of VR outside of gaming together; Toby Coffey (Head of National Theatre Digital) and Alastair Barrow (CEO of Generic Robotics)

VR And Doc @ Hospital Club | Sat 01 October 12.20-13.00

The Raindance VR Arcade is showcasing 3 of the strongest VR Docs made, to date. Easter Rising: Voice of a Rebel comes from the BBC, 6x9 A Virtual Experience of Solitary Confinement comes from the Guardian and RecoVR: Mosul comes from the Team based at the Economist. Join our panel of Dan Tucker (Digital Editor and Producer BBC, Easter Rising), Francesca Panetta (Co-Director of 6X9, Guardian) and Will McMaster (Head of VR, Visualise, RecoVR: Mosul) as we unpack how VR is taking documentary filmmaking to new frontiers.

VR and Empathy @ Hospital Club | Sat 01 October 13.05-13.45

Who would have thought the future of empathy would be found in the heart of escapism? As Virtual Reality begins to gain mainstream appeal with the likes of Broadway, Bjork and Sky investing in VR projects, this panel explores the work of leading VR creators who are asking audiences to remain present and consider the life of others. Leading voice in this debate, Jane Gauntlett, maker of In My Shoes is joined by Darren Emerson, creator of Witness and Invisible.

VR and Imagination @ Hospital Club | Sunday 02 October 12.15-13.00

The new frontier, VR/360° filmmaking pushes the boundaries between creator, content, and audience like never before. From global events to CGI animation to playing a computer game that might change your life, we meet artists and VR makers who truly ask us to ‘imagine’. Tom Burton (Interactive & Technology Lead, BBC, HOME) is joined by David Kaskel (CEO of Breaking Fourth, CTRL).