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Real World VR - Virtual Reality Transitions Film Festival - VR For Change

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REAL WORLD VR & TRANSITIONS FILM FESTIVAL

VR FOR POSITIVE CHANGE (Virtual Reality film showcase, panel & forum). Supported by Film Victoria, Reality Reload and Kaiju Beer

Real World VR is one of Melbourne’s flagship VR/AR/MR events and presents a series of high quality virtual, augmented and mixed reality events on a bi-monthly basis. Featuring talks, panel discussions, and VR demos, this month’s event explores the potential of these cutting-edge technologies to create positive change in the world.
VIEW PROMO FOOTAGE FROM DECEMBER HERE

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DOORS OPEN at 5pm
SPEAKER 7:00pm
PANEL + Q&A 7.30pm
DEMOS + NETWORKING + NIBBLES 8.30pm - 10.30pm
VR SHOWCASE 5:00pm / 6:00pm / 8.30pm (Pre-booked)

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SPEAKER 7:00PM - EMMA WASSON - THE BOB BROWN FOUNDATION
Campaign Manager - Melbourne

Virtual Tarkine VR Emma Wasson The Bob Brown Foundation

Emma has a breadth of Community Organising experience working across a variety of campaigns and programs for peak environmental NGO’s such as the Nature Conservation Council of NSW, Greenpeace and the Wilderness Society. Emma’s work with the Bob Brown Foundation focuses on galvanising support and building momentum for the protection of takyana/Tarkine in Tasmania’s North West, from Melbourne. The Foundation has recently embarked upon the use of VR technology to enable supporters to connect with takyana/Tarkine, one of the last great wild places left on Earth. It is currently under threat for rainforest logging, mining and off road vehicles. Hear how you can join the campaign to protect this special place as a World Heritage listed National Park including return to Aboriginal Ownership. www.bobbrown.org.au

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7.30PM - 8.30PM - VIRTUAL REALITY FILM PRODUCTION PANEL ON EMPATHY + Q&A

We will host a panel disscussion and Q&A session with some of Australia's leading Virtual Reality filmmakers and changemakers on the topic: positive chage.

MC - Anna Reeves - Co Founder of That Start Up Show. An independent Live / online TV hybrid show focusing on the fast-growing worldwide entrepreneurial boom and the culture that surrounds it.

Anna Reeves that start up show

PANELISTS

Gerald Fisher - Affect (YGAP, Alcatraz, IMPACT)
Ahmed Salama - Co Founder of That Start Up Show (VR film on empathy in the making for 5 years).

Michael Beets - VR Writer, Director, Filmmaker

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Michael will discuss Virtual Reality project;"Vicki The Truck" currently touring Victoria and providing a platform using new technologies to share stories of new Australians with the focus on acceptance and empathy. Michael Beets is a digital storyteller based in Melbourne, Australia with a passion for Film and Virtual Reality. His recent virtual reality documentary 'Jafri' has had success around the world and premiered at 'Toronto International Film Festival, and 'Melbourne International Film Festival'. His 10 years in filmmaking has seen Michael work as a Creative Director and Director in a variety of projects around the world including feature films, TVCs, television, viral marketing, documentaries, and his own personal film and theatre projects. These positions have taken him to places such as Kazakhstan, Indonesia, Malaysia, the United States, Australia, and Singapore to create content that moves and inspires people.

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    DEMOS + NETWORKING + NIBBLES FROM 8.30PM

    We will have a selection of 360/VR films for you to view. Meet Virtual reality filmmaker enthusiasts, filmmakers panelists and speakers.

    real world vr transitions fil festival

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    TRANSITIONS FILM FESTIVAL - VR SHOWCASE - (Must pre-book) 5:00pm Session / 6:00pm Session / 8.30pm Session

    Experience a selection of virtual reality (VR) films hand selected from Transitions Film Festival . VR Sessions are 45 minutes duration and must be pre-booked on Eventbrite (limited numbers so book early).

    SHOWCASE VR PACKAGE 5 x VR Films

    - Chasing Coral: The VR Experience (USA, 2017), Director: Jeff Orlowski.
    - Virtual Tarkine: The Bob Brown Foundation.
    - The Crystal Reef: Co-Director Cody Karutz & Produced by Virtual Human Interaction Lab.
    - Remain At Home: Director - Gero A.E Egger, Go Pictures.
    - YGAP: Director Gerald Fisher, Affect.


    Chasing Coral VR Real World VR

    CHASING CORAL - Following Chasing Ice, US filmmaker Jeff Orlowski returns with the underwater VR experience Chasing Coral: The VR Experience, which follows scuba diver and researcher Zackary Rago as he documents the unprecedented 2016 coral bleaching event at Lizard Island on the Great Barrier Reef.

    Virtual Tarkine tasmania The Bob Brown Foundation at Real World Vr & Transitions Film Festival

    VIRTUAL TARKINE: Enter the world of Australia’s largest remaining cool temperate rainforest: Tasmania’s Tarkine.
    Delve into the wild windswept beaches, extensive buttongrass plains and pristine wild rivers. This VR experience will take your breath away.

    The Crystal Reef VR

    THE CRYSTAL REEF - Director - Cody Karutz. A rocky reef off the coast of Italy demonstrates the future of climate change. Meet Dr. Fio Micheli, the marine scientist who studies this reef, and dive underwater with her to learn about ocean acidification and how human-produced carbon dioxide will turn all the world’s oceans into what scientists are calling “the ocean moonscape.”

    Remain at home VR Real world VR Transitions Film Festival Selection

    REMAIN AT HOME - Director - Gero A.E Egger, Go Pictures. The viewer slips into the role of altruistic grandmother “Zahira” who needs to convince her grandson “Mahmud” and his family to abandon their home and escape the war, despite the heart-wrenching realization that they might not make it if she accompanies them…

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    TICKETS

    1) General Entrey is Free (must register).

    2) VR Showcase Package $15 INcludes 5 x VR Fims and Kaiju Beer on Arrival), part of Transitions Film Festival (VR).
    Includes VR Films: - Virtual Tarkine: The Bob Brown Foundation, Chasing Coral: The VR Experience (USA, 2017), Director: Jeff Orlowski, The Crystal Reef: Co-Director Cody Karutz & Produced by Virtual Human Interaction Lab, Remain At Home: Director - Gero A.E Egger, Go Pictures) and YGAP: Director Gerald Fisher, Affect.

    REGISTER/BOOK TICKETS (TOP RIGHT)

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    We look forward to seeing you on the night
    Thank you.

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    Real World Vr Transitions Film Festival Showcase




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