PiF x House of VR
Join the Planet in Focus Environmental Film Festival on a virtual ride. This curated program of award winning projects will follow wildlife, take you to the equator, under the ocean and into Indigenous-futuristic Toronto.
WHEN: October 26-28, 2018
TICKETS: $10 admission at the door
WHERE: House of VR, 639 Queen St. West (at Bathurst), upper level
BIIDAABAN: FIRST LIGHT
Lisa Jackson, Mathew Borrett, Jam3 and the National Film Board of Canada
2018 | 6 minutes
The town square is flooded. The infrastructure has merged with local flora and people commute via canoe. In this radically different future, urban life is thriving. Biidaaban: First Light illuminates how Indigenous languages can provide a framework for understanding our place in a reconciled version of Canada’s largest urban environment.
Rob Stewart, Big Screen Productions, Occupied VR, CMF, OMDC and Bell Fund
2018 | 10 minutes
EQUATOR 360: THE LYING STARS
Liquid Cinema, Bell Fund, OMDC, ARTE, Discovery and NHK
2018 | 9 minutes
Equator 360 is a four-part Cinematic Virtual Reality journey that takes viewers around the globe to experience the magical, mysterious, and beautiful ribbon of ecological diversity we call the Equator. In Episode 2: The Lying Stars, experience a starlit night in the Kenyan desert with the Gabra tribe when the sun and moon align over the equator.
THE WILD CANADIAN YEAR
2017 | 2 minutes each
Lightning storms and tornados whipping across the Canadian prairies, secret worlds buried beneath the snow, polar bears hunting in the open summer waters of Hudson Bay, and lynx that walk on snow chasing their elusive quarry through the northern forests – THE WILD CANADIAN YEAR will showcase the most amazing and rare natural wonders of Canada.