06-24 November 2019

Festivals & Events

HIFF VR Program

ABANDONED TEMPLE
ABANDONED TEMPLE

Wei-Hao CHENG
Taiwan
VR project

A young girl wakes up in an abandoned temple filled with religious statues. Suddenly, a terrifying spirit emerges, and the pair revisit the events in the girl’s life that brought her there.

AFTERIMAGE FOR TOMORROW
AFTERIMAGE FOR TOMORROW

Singing CHEN
Taiwan
VR project

Welcome to the Afterlife Memory Trust. You can choose three significant memories to preserve, which you can relieve at the time of your death - but can you trust them?

ASIAN IN AMERICA
ASIAN IN AMERICA


event

Fine dining meets virtual reality in this multisensory celebration of asian american culture and identity.

ASTEROIDS!
ASTEROIDS!

Eric DARNELL
United States
VR project

When disaster strikes in deep space, bumbling aliens Mac and Cheez have to band together to get out in one piece.

BAYI GARDIYA
BAYI GARDIYA

Thompson CHRISTIAN
Australia
Short film

An ancient riverbed is brought back to life in this extraordinary pairing of song and immersive 3D animation.

BODYLESS
BODYLESS

Hsin-Chien HUANG
Taiwan
Short film

Blending immersive digital storytelling with Taiwanese folk beliefs, BODYLESS portrays an elderly political prisoner who passes away in his cell as his ghost descends into an underworld of shifting digital spaces and images.

CARRIBERRIE
CARRIBERRIE

Dominic ALLEN
Australia
VR project

Experience 60,000 years of Indigenous Australian history through dance, journeying from the Sydney Opera House to traditional ceremonial dances at Uluru, food gathering dances in the rainforest to war songs on the northern tip of the continent.

COLLISIONS
COLLISIONS

Lynette WALLWORTH
Australia
VR project

Nyarri Morgan's first encounter with Western civilisation was an atomic blast. 60 years on, he tells his own story through another cutting-edge technology.

CROW: THE LEGEND
CROW: THE LEGEND

Eric DARNELL
United States
VR project

When winter strikes the world for the first time, Crow has to choose whether to make the ultimate sacrifice to save the lives of his friends. Inspired by the Native American story and featuring the voices of John Legend and Oprah Winfrey.

FUTURE DREAMING
FUTURE DREAMING

SUTU
Australia
VR project

Step into a time warping dream bubble as four young Aboriginal Australians guide you through their futures. Be ready for an intergalactic adventure, but look out for the space emus!

HAWAI'I XR SHOWCASE
HAWAI'I XR SHOWCASE


event

Meet the local VR community and explore the potential of this exciting new set of technologies.

HIFF TALKS: INDIGENOUS PERSPECTIVES
HIFF TALKS: INDIGENOUS PERSPECTIVES


event

Join Indigenous artists from Hawai'i and Australia as they discuss their life, work and creative practice.

HIFF TALKS: PIONEERING INTERACTIVE IMMERSIVE STORYTELLING AT BAOBAB STUDIOS
HIFF TALKS: PIONEERING INTERACTIVE IMMERSIVE STORYTELLING AT BAOBAB STUDIOS


event

Join Larry Cutler, one of the award-winning masterminds behind award-winning Baobab Studios as he gives insights into the many experiments, failures and learnings that have made VR what it is today.

HIFF TALKS: VIRTUAL TAIWAN
HIFF TALKS: VIRTUAL TAIWAN


event

Taiwan is a global centre of innovation in VR technology and storytelling. Join two prominent creators as they discuss their work and the future of the industry. 

INVASION!
INVASION!

Eric DARNELL
United States
VR project

Invading aliens meet their ultimate match: two adorable bunnies. 

WILD IMMERSION
WILD IMMERSION

Adrien MOISSON and Raphaël AUPY
France, United Kingdom
VR project

Come face-to-face with some of the world's most extraordinary places and creatures from across the world in this three-part VR series supported by Jane Goodall.

YOUR SPIRITUAL TEMPLE SUCKS
YOUR SPIRITUAL TEMPLE SUCKS

John HSU
Taiwan
VR project

Mr. Chang arrives at his “spiritual temple” - a mental space in Taoism that represents one’s destiny - but finds that it’s a mess. Struggling to solve his marital and financial problems, Chang summons his guardian (the disappointing Thunder God) to get his life back into order -- with disastrous consequences.

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