Beijing International Film Festival: Telling Stories with VR

The Beijing International Film Festival is one of the many famous international film festivals in China. It was founded by the China Radio, Film and Television Administration and the Beijing Municipal People’s Government in 2011 and it is held once a year. In February 2012, it was officially renamed from the “Beijing International Film Festival” to the “Beijing International Film Festival”. In 2013, the awards were officially launched, and more than 500 outstanding film works have been screened so far.fdd13f5b79990a8_size138_w474_h260

u5rI-fzcyxmv1918217Although the Beijing International Film Festival is only a short seven-year history, it has developed rapidly with the continuous efforts of Chinese filmmakers. The 8th Beijing International Film Festival in 2018 attempted to set up the VR unit for the first time, it includes three parts: Theater VR, Vertical VR, and Device VR. Theater VR allows viewers to view stereoscopic movies 360 degrees in the theater’s seats; vertical VR allows viewers to freely observe and move around in specific scenes, free to experience according to their own wishes, and people could interact with the scene. The possibility of the device VR is equipped with a special handle to make the experience more interesting. In the VR unit of the Beijing International Film Festival, viewers can experience eight outstanding films from around the world through VR, a new medium for viewing. These eight exhibitions are carefully selected by the organizers, and their content is very suitable for the audience to experience the immersive experience through VR technology to deeply understand these excellent works. 20180417094828305

78b0000ac6e2fee52f0fFrom the perspective of how to read a good and in-depth film, the application of VR technology in the process of watching movies allows viewers not only to watch movies from the perspective of traditional sound pictures but also let the audience really enter the movie. In the scene, watch what the characters are watching in the movie and feel the feelings of the characters in the movie and because the VR experiencer’s immersive viewing of the movie, as a result, many movies that are incomprehensible from the perspective of image-sound are easy to understand through the experience of VR unit

Take the eight films shown in the VR unit of the Beijing International Film Festival as an example. They are different types of screenings from major film festivals around the world, including “Wonderful You”, “Sun Women”, “Margarita” and so on. Perhaps these films cannot be peeped at once in the traditional viewing experience, but in this VR unit, the audience can bring different understandings and feelings through a 360-degree experience. The application of VR technology in the film watching is undoubtedly the most developed new channel for filmmakers to tell stories for people.


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Albanian
Amharic
Arabic
Armenian
Azerbaijani
Bangla
Basque
Belarusian
Bosnian
Bulgarian
Burmese
Catalan
Cebuano
Chinese (Simplified)
Chinese (Traditional)
Corsican
Croatian
Czech
Danish
Dutch
English
Esperanto
Estonian
Filipino
Finnish
French
Galician
Georgian
German
Greek
Gujarati
Haitian Creole
Hausa
Hawaiian
Hebrew
Hindi
Hmong
Hungarian
Icelandic
Igbo
Indonesian
Irish
Italian
Japanese
Javanese
Kannada
Kazakh
Khmer
Korean
Kurdish
Kyrgyz
Lao
Latin
Latvian
Lithuanian
Luxembourgish
Macedonian
Malagasy
Malay
Malayalam
Maltese
Maori
Marathi
Mongolian
Nepali
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Nyanja
Pashto
Persian
Polish
Portuguese
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Romanian
Russian
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Scottish Gaelic
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Sinhala
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Slovenian
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Southern Sotho
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Swahili
Swedish
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Tamil
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