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Invention of 3d dimensional audio system. Where will it take us? Media Mogul or Free Diving into multisensory experiences from a Podcast, AudioBook.
Dreams of Blue - 12 min.
Director- Valentina Paggiarin
Human creativity has always pushed people to exceed their limits. Creating new life, in a God-like way, has long been a dream/nightmare of both scientists and artists. In a not-so-distant future, where technological advancement has surpassed the need for ethical behavior, two scientists decide to activate an Artificial Intelligence (AI) bound to become a Singularity.
The Last Chair- Narrated by Rutger Hauer - 8 min.
Directors: Jessie van Vreden, Anke Teunissen
The Last Chair is a Virtual Reality documentary series about the last stage of life, with a mix of audio, 360° video and animation you step into the daily life of Fred or Egbert.
The Seventh Night of Thelema - 10 min.
Producers: Dogma VR
The story of a witches corps de ballets that haunts the body of a woman for kidnapping her souls.
THE PROBE - 9 min.
Director: Aldo Romero
An automated space probe named "Annie Em" encounters an extraterrestrial spacecraft on Titan and is "updated" to become self aware. This is the story of Earth's first fully functioning artificial intelligence. Too bad Earth will never know.
Unbeknownst to the crew of a generation ship, their therapy sessions are being broadcast on Earth as a reality show.
Resonance - 22 min.
Directed by William Minsky
A reality where no one sleeps becomes a nightmare for Aleena Ambrose.
Nano - 15 min.
Directed by Mike Manning
Presents a futuristic world where nanotechnology inside our bodies syncs with apps in order to change our experiences as human beings.
The Last Protester - 16 min.
Director: Nicole Castillo
Set in a dystopian society where books are banned; THE LAST PROTESTER explores how a father must come to terms with the oppressive government he works for
upon finding out that his daughter is rebelling against it.
Sound of the Deep - 29 min.
Directors: Antti Laakso, Joonas Allonen
An international research group is searching natural resources from the Arctic Ocean. They pick up a strange underwater sound from far north, and start to follow it to the uncharted waters. Inspired by the works of H.P. Lovecraft.
Shelter - 9 min.
Director- Daniel Andrew Wunderer
A wanderer in the wasteland seeks shelter in an abandoned trailer, where he discovers the corpse of a boy with strange wounds.
Philip K. Dick adaptations and inspirations/ Audience Award Screening
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Pipers - 15 min.
Director: Ammar Quteineh
A Psychiatrist army doctor is puzzled by a case of a French soldier who returns from the war in Afghanistan and claims that he's a plant.
Angles - 10 min.
Director: David Stone
Over several years a psychologist adopts the delusions of a patient that the world is ending. The doctor fears losing his own mind, while the patient.
Back and Forward INC. - 13 min.
Director: Martin Demmer
The short film Back and Forward INC.” switches between visual metaphors
and a near future possible way of living created by the company "Back and Forward INC.“
as critical statements. "Back and Forward INC." launched a program for the modern society
that nobody has to fear the effect of the burnout syndrome any longer.
Its a Clear Day - 14 min.
Director: Maria Vazquez
Today is a very important day for Maria for she´s going to give a lecture on
the famous sci-fi writer Philip K. Dick. Everything seems like everyday routine,
except for a little excitement because of the event. But as time passes she
will discover nothing is what it seems.
Dystopian: A Love Song - 15 min.
Director: Stafano Moro
The earth has become a lethally polluted habitat of abandoned cities in permanent darkness. A young worker who scavenges his quadrant for antiques he sells to earn his credits, is haunted by a vision he sees both in his virtual sex encounters and during his dreams: an old music box concealing a beautiful Ballerina doll.
Paleonaut - 15 min.
Director: Eric McEver
A scientist studying the first human time traveler falls in love with her subject. But if her research succeeds they will become separated by eons of history. She must find a way to connect with him across the ages or lose him forever.
The Very Near Future - 5 min.
Director: Sebastian Egert
In a very near future Joey would like to order a XXL Triple Cheese Pizza (with extra Mayonnaise) online. To his great surprise this appears to be quite difficult.
Times of Zoe - 15 min.
Director: Tim Carlier
A scientist develops an artificial intelligence to prove whether or not there is a god. It takes a while.
(Featuring special guest writer/speaker/ Dennis McKenna)
The Shaman and The Scientist is a short exploration of knowledge and scientific discovery, exploring the
potential of indigenous plant-based medicine in the Amazon jungle from the perspective Don Juan Tangoa Paima, a shaman who uses native plants and Ayahuasca to heal, and Dr. Dennis McKenna,
an American ethnobotanist on a hunt to discover new medicines.
(Alain Steinfeld will be moderating the panel after the documentary)
Alan Steinfeld is Director of New Realities, an organization devoted to the exploration of Consciousness and Human Potential.
The film tells the story of Louis Moudon, a hardened vampire hunter and Robert Landau, a journalist who is travelling to a reclusive village in Transylvania to unravel the mystery surrounding a weird event, which happened recently in Zalesky Castle. The secret they untangle is deeper and more terrifying than they expected. The villagers seem to be tormented by the appearance of a young girl, who seems to be connected with the events that took place at the estate. The priests of the village are trying to protect their kin of an unspeakable evil, which falls on the village and the visitors. Louis is confronted with a startling revelation and forced to accept a frightening secret he tried to hide all along. With Armand Assante and Lior Ashkenazi.
(Starring Tom Sizemore, Eric Roberts, Vincent Pastore, Chuck Zito, Nana Gouvea)
Specialists gather in a top-secret facility to investigate a series of strange deaths on beaches along the Atlantic Ocean. One of the team's scientists (Nana Gouvea) examines video evidence to uncover a possible parasitic explanation for the fatalities. But when a determined detective (Tom Sizemore) sends her the crazed writings of a mysterious homeless man (Johnny Beauchamp), the scientist slowly learns that the actual threat may be more dangerous -- and far older -- than anyone ever imagined.
Cannes Best Actress winner Suzanne Clement (Mommy), Geza Kovacs (Scanners, The Dead Zone)
An expectant couple’s intimate weekend turns to terror when they discover their secluded country inn is a haunted maternity home where unwanted infants and mothers were murdered.
Inspired by the true story of the infamous 'Butterbox Babies',