Encounters Short Film & Animation Festival 2017

VR 3: Scenario 15

VR 3: Scenario
Image: Blind Vaysha By Theodore Ushev

The world around us is dictated by what we know and what we see, this programme explores what happens when this is challenged.


Let This Be A Warning

Dir: Jim Chuchu
Kenya 2017
10 mins 43 secs
Virtual Reality

A group of Africans have left the Earth to create a colony on a distant planet. They respond with disquiet to the arrival of an uninvited guest.

Blind Vaysha (VR)

Dir: Theodore Ushev
Canada 2017
8 mins
Virtual Reality

Vaysha is not like other young girls; she was born with one green eye and one brown eye, but her odd eyes aren’t the only thing that’s special about her gaze.

The Possible: Listening To The Universe

Dirs: Justin Denton, Ari Palitz
USA 2017
10 mins 33 secs
Virtual Reality

A century ago, Einstein predicted the existence of gravitational waves – ripples in spacetime – but believed they were so small that humans would never observe them. More recently, an MIT physics professor did the math and concluded that Einstein was wrong, so he built the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO), which measures almost infinitesimally small disturbances in spacetime – smaller than anything that’s been measured before.