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Virtual Encounters 2017 (Cape Town, South Africa)

June 8, 2017 - June 10, 2017

The Festival, in partnership with the Goethe Institut Johannesburg, is delighted to announce our second edition of Virtual Encounters – an exhibition of creative multi-platform, documentary storytelling. Ingrid Kopp has again curated a spectacle of award-winning Virtual Reality, Interactive and documentary video games.

Virtual Reality is no longer in its infancy. Filmmakers and artists working in VR are growing in confidence. They are playing with the form, testing the boundaries and, most exciting for us, we are starting to see more work coming out of the Global South. For the second Virtual Encounters we are pleased to present the first four projects to come out of New Dimensions, an initiative to support VR work across Africa. It is fascinating to see how non-fiction is being interpreted in VR but we are also interested in how documentary works across other platforms, from the interactive projects of Al Jazeera to non-linear films like The Maribor Uprisings to serious games like Vukuzenzele. Join us at Virtual Encounters to explore the frontiers of non-fiction storytelling.


June 8, 2017
June 10, 2017
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Central Library (Cape Town)
Cnr Darling & Parade Street
Cape Town, South Africa
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