Virtual Reality is finally here, few euros away, within everyone's reach. The age-old fantasies about the all-encompassing, immersive illusions that bothered countless philosophers, writers, visual artists and filmmakers can now be explored and verified. Yet, somehow VR is being treated like an elephant in the room. People recognize its impact and potential, but still prefer to speculate about it in novels, movies or popular TV shows as if it was not there. As if it couldn't speak for itself.
At Imagine we seek to explore the fascinating prospects and terrifying possibilities of technology, and even more so - fantasies and desires that fuel human development. That's why, in the 33rd year of Imagine's existence, we're venturing into a new territory and present the Fantastic Film VR section. Scouting the field and carefully curating fantastic VR experiences from all around the world, we are aiming at creating the conditions for you to think about the current state and future of Virtual Reality in Virtual Reality itself.
You’ll become a zombie attacking helpless people in a barn, a cult member indifferently watching the virgin sacrifice ritual, a serial killer splitting his victims’ heads in half, or a deep space explorer lost in the vast universe. Together, we shall finally find out if VR makes us dream of Electric Sheep.