Cleveland International Film Festival Introduces Virtual Reality
The Cleveland International Film Festival is mixing it up for their 40 year anniversary. Instead of the typical film festival, they’re now bringing virtual reality to their attendees via a new exhibit. The exhibit is called “Perspectives” and it’s in Tower City in a storefront that’s empty.
The attendees will receives headsets and smart phones that are unlocked and give them the ability to immerse themselves in some of the films. In addition, there are Interactive Media Projects – one example is “Good Luck Soup” which is a documentary that’s on the internet.
Patrick Shepherd, the Associate Director of the Cleveland International Film Festival, said that virtual reality is their first push towards new digital ways that filmmakers are able to develop content on several platforms.
He said, “This is not just a pretty kaleidoscope of colors that you’re watching; you are put in the place of a Syrian refugee and what that’s like as an experience.” “Perspectives”, the exhibit is available to the public until April 10th and it doesn’t hurt that it’s free.