There's A Trippy Virtual Reality Film Fest Coming To L.A.
There's going to be a virtual reality film festival passing through Los Angeles in September, where attendees will be able to see the latest films made with this new and trippy technology. The Kaleidoscope VR Film Festival begins in Portland on August 22 and will land in Los Angeles on September 23, according to Variety. The fest will show 20 short films that guests will be able to watch via Oculus Rift and Gear VR.
There will be lectures from various VR Artists, including Tyler Hurd, the director of BUTTS. BUTTS is a film about anxiety and depression, but also contains a lot of butts—bouncing, jiggling ones that shoot out brightly-colored confetti for some reason. You can see it in below in plain, ol' 2D.
They're not all so whimsical, though. Other films include David Darg's The Nepal Quake Project, which shows the viewer what the aftermath of the disaster in Nepal was like. Another film allows the viewer to move through the Korean Demilitarized Zone between North and South Korea.
Kaleidoscope VR is a San Francisco-based company that showcases and helps fund virtual reality films.
Tickets are $15 or $10 for students, and there's a $99 VIP pass that allows you to cut in line. The exact location of L.A.'s fest has not yet been released.