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VR Cinema in BIFF

Next Reality

VR technology is spreading popularly with various contents, and interest in eXtended Reality is increasing due to development of various technologies such as AR and MR. The film's new attempts will be discussed in the VR Cinema in BIFF.

Busan International Film Festival and Barunson, which is conducting various VR projects through new attempts at the VR industry, celebrated its 3rd anniversary with 'VR Cinema in BIFF', Asia's largest VR cinema event, co-hosted since 2017.

Through this subtitle 'Next Reality', we will explore the effect of various types of new media technologies such as AR, MR, and Holograms, as well as VR on Movie. In addition, I would like to discuss the development of new media films through exchanges with filmmakers and technology-based engineers.

At the next reality event features three media venues, 'VR Theater', 'Dive in VR', and 'Hologram Theater' that reflects the expanded reality. The VR Conference, which introduces case studies and new technologies for filmmakers and industry workers, and its extension, the VR Cine Party, a network event for engineers and filmmakers will be held. In addition, VR Award is newly set up to select the best VR movies of the year to inspire production passion and help distribute.

It will be established as an event that can be enjoyed by both the public and the experts through various spaces for VR and new media to reach more people, VR conferences for producers and related organizations and newly established awards.

VR CINEMA
VR
Theater
  • Date : Oct. 4th (Fri) ~ Oct. 11th (Fri), 10:00~18:00
  • Venue : Busan Cinema Center, 1F BIFF HILL
  • Host : Busan International Film Festival & Barunson co.,ltd., Unity
  • All the contents exhibited at the VR Theater is open to public(Free of charge).
  • Reservation on the site (first-come first-served) is required to watch the films. (Please check the guide on the site and the website for further details.)
Hologram
Theater
  • Date : Oct. 4th (Fri) ~ Oct. 11th (Fri), 13:00~18:30
  • Venue : Busan Cinema Center, 6F Cine Mountain
  • Host : Busan International Film Festival Barunson co.,ltd., Bibimble co.,ltd.
  • Watch new media performances mixed with holograms and VR contents and experience VR contents
  • All the contents exhibited at the VR Theater is open to public(Free of charge).
Dive in
VR
  • Date : Oct. 4th (Fri) ~ Oct. 10th (Thu), 10:00~20:00
  • Venue : BIFF Square (near Starbuck BIFF square branch)
  • Host : Busan International Film Festival & Barunson co.,ltd.
  • New event in 2019, VR movie and games that can be used by the public through Nampo-dong Community BIFF.
  • All the contents exhibited at the VR Theater is open to public(Free of charge).
VR CONFERENCE
Branching Narratives
: the Way in a Maze
  • Date : Oct. 5th, 17:00~19:00
  • Venue : Cine Mountain 6F
  • MODERATOR : PARK Jae Ha / Team Leader, BARUNSON CO., LTD.
  • PANELISTS : Session 1: Narrative David BANNER / Managing Director, WALES INTERACTIVE SHIN Seong Joon / Director, JUNES PICTURES
    Session 2: Technology Richard Pring / Technical Director, WALES INTERACTIVE Vanz KIM 김범주 / Head of Evangelist, UNITY TECHNOLOGIES KOREA

Branching Narratives : the way in a maze, we will look inside cases and techniques of interaction in realistic contents and predict the direction of contents which applied future interactive.

Unity VR Special
<Feather>
  • Date : Oct. 6th , 17:00~19:00
  • Venue : Cine Mountain 6F
  • MODERATOR : PARK Jae Ha / Team Leader, BARUNSON CO., LTD.
  • PANELISTS : Session 1: Feather Case study ITOH Keisuke / Director of <Feather> MACHIBA Katsutoshi / PD of <Feather>
    Session 2: Unity for Cinematic VR John OH / Lead Evangelist, UNITY TECHNOLOGIES KOREA

In Unity VR Special <Feather>, we will conduct a case study through the commentary of the creators of VR animation <Feather>, which was invited to Venice in 2019, and the technical explanation provided by Unity Korea.

Next Reality
in Busan
  • Date : Oct. 7th, 13:30~15:00
  • Venue : Seminar room, Bexco Exhibition hall 2
  • MODERATOR : Kang Sin Beom / Team Leader, BARUNSON CO., LTD.
  • PANELISTS : Choi Yun / Vice President, VREZ innovation Kim Yu Jin / Director, Busan city Film & Contents Industry Division Lee In Sook / President & CEO, Busan IT Industry Promotion Agency

VR Cinema in BIFF has studied immersive media as the next-generation screen since its opening in 2017, and the start of the 5G communications marks a new turning point. In "Next Reality Busan," you will listen to various people who try to develop the industry in the new era.

NOTES
  • In order to show the films at their best quality, Korean subtitles are not provided. If subtitles are inserted, it will disturb you from enjoying the films due to interface issues. For further details about the films to be displayed, please see the synopsis in the guide book.
  • Children under age 13 are limited to view the films due to safety reasons. It is recommended that children under age 8 are not allowed to view the films.
  • In order to provide the best hygienic environment for VR headsets, it is recommended that users wear masks before they put on headsets. Masks are provided by the assisting staffs.
  • Since each headset has a different way of adjusting the focus, please check the information from assisting staff first and find the best fit for you before you start experiencing VR.
  • It is recommended that users take a break for 15 minutes or longer every 1 hours of VR experience. After VR experience is finished, please take enough rest and keep yourself hydrated.