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Interactive works

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Ever dreamed of playing God and remodelling the universe? Here’s an opportunity to make your own divine choices in this AI-driven Virtual Reality-experiment.

Agence

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The National Theatre’s musical VR experience transports the viewer into a vibrant theatrical world inspired by the influence of Caribbean culture upon the UK music scene.

All Kinds of Limbo

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This stunning re-interpretation of Chelsea Arts Club’s famous 1919 Great Dazzle Ball blurs the lines between physical choreography and virtual imagination.

DAZZLE: SOLO

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This VR documentary is an impressive testament of the Eldfell volcano eruption off the Icelandic coast, mixing interviews of survivors with original footage from the tragic incident.

Eldfell

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Reach towards the sun in this ground-breaking adaption of the ancient Greek myth of Icarus and Daedalus, by acclaimed Canadian theatre director Michel Lemieux.

Icarus

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This powerful and highly personal meditation detailing the effects of the COVID-19-pandemic on filmmakers Mika Johnson and Marcel Karnapke witnesses the unfolding of surreal landscapes upon vast horizons.

Ilios

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What are your memories worth? Who do you want to share them with? A dystopian scenario of a far-away future that might be less distant than we think.

To Miss the Ending

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Award-winning director Abel Ferrara (Pasolini, King of New York) gives an insight into Birds of Prey, his sensational movie concept that was never realised.

Missing Pictures – Birds of Prey

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Step into an immersive painting of the night sky, set into motion by sound and symbols, which examines the human desire to find meaning in the patterns of the universe.

Proper Motion

360 films

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One of the most influential VR documentaries of the last few years deals with the recent history of the infamous Aylesbury Estate and its influence on UK housing policy.

Common Ground (360 Version)

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Get to know 5 members of the thrilling Ballroom scene in the UK while they explore their gender and sexuality through dance, in this ravishing VR documentary.

Gimme One

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This immersive VR experience invites the viewer to literally walk in the shoes of those suffering the very real anti-social problems in London’s East End.

The Martha Street Experience

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François Vautier’s multi-sensory expedition employs footage from Stanley Kubrick’s masterpiece 2001: A Space Odyssey to explore its thematic core.

Odyssey 1.4.9

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This extraordinary collection of short Virtual Reality documentaries is a moving portrait of the lives of individual Palestinians and Israelis, allowing both sides a safe space to fathom out the assumed ‘enemy’.

People2People - Sarah

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People2People - Yaakov

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François Vautier’s audio-visual voyage takes us through an endless cycle of evanescence and rebirth in a in a journey of profound beauty and splendour.

Recoding Entropia

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Immerse yourselves in the lives of 4 Africa-descended Berliners and Parisians, whose realities offer a window into very different experiences of everyday life.

Virtual (Black) Reality: Volume 2 - Babs

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Immerse yourselves in the lives of 4 Africa-descended Berliners and Parisians, whose realities offer a window into very different experiences of everyday life.

Virtual (Black) Reality: Volume 2 - Bella

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Immerse yourselves in the lives of 4 Africa-descended Berliners and Parisians, whose realities offer a window into very different experiences of everyday life.

Virtual (Black) Reality: Volume 2 - Kwesi

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Immerse yourselves in the lives of 4 Africa-descended Berliners and Parisians, whose realities offer a window into very different experiences of everyday life.

Virtual (Black) Reality: Volume 2 - ShaNon

Augmented reality installation

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Experience this immersive Augmented Reality art installation, which brings books to life and features the beautiful illustrations of acclaimed French artists Adrien M & Claire B.

Acqua Alta – Crossing the mirror

Events

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Celebrate with us the opening of the new festival strand LFF Expanded and get the chance t

The Expanse – Opening Ceremony

The Expanse – Opening Ceremony
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Meet XR artists and filmmakers from all over the world in our virtual exhibition space The

Meet the Artists – LFF Expanded

Meet the Artists – LFF Expanded
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A panel of experts explore the impact of Covid on the immersive art sector.

Panel Discussion: The Immersive Art Revolution

Panel Discussion: The Immersive Art Revolution
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Acclaimed choreographer Alexander Whitley will give an insight into two of his upcoming im

Future Rites & Chaotic Body 1

Future Rites & Chaotic Body 1
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Explore Baff Akoto’s poetic work Leave the Edges in our virtual auditorium and listen to t

Leave the Edges

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Leave the Edges
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As we launch LFF Expanded, the first Immersive art strand at BFI London Film Festival, it’

LFF Expanded Screen Talk: Es Devlin

LFF Expanded Screen Talk: Es Devlin
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Meet the artists behind Agence and To Miss the Ending – two very different projects dealin

Artist Talk: Brave New World? – VR and AI in Immersive Art

Artist Talk: Brave New World? – VR and AI in Immersive Art
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Connect with visitors, industry colleagues and filmmakers from around the globe in our inc

Chill Out – Expansively

Chill Out – Expansively
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Experience a new way of hybrid virtual theatre-making in this extraordinary performance by

Anti-Gone

Anti-Gone
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BFI curators champion the past innovations that have shaped the moving image as we know it

Back to the Future: how technology changed the face of film – and the world

Back to the Future: how technology changed the face of film – and the world