Film festivals around the world are leaping into virtual reality, from incorporating demos into their official programming to recognizing emerging pioneers in interactive entertainment. Over the past two weeks, in the heart of Silicon Valley, the Cinequest Film & VR Festival has again been a hub for tech-savvy creators looking to get inspired -- but this time including 47 VR workshops, forums, and experiences.
We love bringing the message of cinematic VR and interactive storytelling to festivals, particularly those who are bringing stories to life in new ways using brand-new mechanics. Here are the top five moments (in no particular order) of Unity at Cinequest 2017:
Mathieu Muller, our film specialist based in Paris, showed a series of short films made with Unity. He included "Adam" and spoke about fast iteration as one of the most powerful tools in your production pipeline.
We're so proud of our friends at Baobab Studios for bringing Mac, Cheez, and Peas to life with a brand-new way for audiences to participate in this interactive, delightful story. Also congratulations to Maureen Fan from Baobab for her Visionary Leader Award!
Kathleen Powell, whose father was a surgeon, loved trying OSSO VR, created by Dr. Justin Barad -- showing that VR extends far beyond entertainment and escapism. Also joining us was The Price of Freedom by Construct Studio, Sonder by SOBA, and Narcosis by Honor Code, Inc.
Thanks to Nathaniel Dirksen, Digital Supervisor from Baobab Studios, for joining us in bringing a Cinematic VR presentation to Cinequest! We can't wait to see what content the Unity community creates this year with our new Timeline feature. (Preview available now!)