Encounters Short Film & Animation Festival 2017

VR 2: Excursions 15

VR 2: Excursions
Image: Nairobi Berries By Ng’endo Mukii

Pack your bag and immerse yourself into unfamiliar environments - sometimes flying solo, sometimes with a former VP.


Mind Enterprises (Chapita)

Dir: Eran Amir
United Kingdom 2016
3 mins 9 secs
Virtual Reality

Mind Enterprises’ new single, Chapita, is brought to life by Eran Amir and nexus VR studio in this innovative and colourful VR experience, combining an ambitious 360 storytelling experience with cinemagraphs and clonemotion technology, and employing a pioneering custom built single camera rig.

Melting Ice

Dir: Danfung Dennis
Greenland/ USA 2016
10 mins 14 secs
Virtual Reality

Ten years after ‘An Inconvenient Truth,’ Al Gore takes viewers on an immersive, 3D journey to the front lines of climate change.

Nairobi Berries

Dir: Ng’endo Mukii
Kenya 2017
7 mins 50 secs
Virtual Reality

Two women and a man wrangle. Each must hollow out the other’s core for fruits promised but only ever borne in dreams. A poetic symphony on Nairobi.


Dir: Munro Ferguson
Canada 2016
7 mins
Virtual Reality

The archetypal hero takes a journey through seven stages: birth, childhood, mission, labyrinth, monster, battle and death/rebirth. Through purely abstract, moving images, the corresponding emotional states are conveyed: calm, love, joy, surprise, fear, anger/hate, and death/rebirth leading again to calm.