Throughout the festival, the FIAF Gallery will be open for free to the general public to experience virtual reality films and video games from French studios like Atlas V and Cinétévé, as well as distributors such as the Franco-German channel Arte.
Visitors will be transported to South Africa to the trial of Walter Sisulu, who went to prison with Nelson Mandela in 1964. You will tour Notre Dame from its rose windows all the way to the top of its famous spire, go on a watery adventure as a devastating storm threatens, and discover anew masterpieces by Claude Monet, Henri Rousseau and Paul Gauguin.
- Accused #2 Walter Sisulu, La Générale de Production; Dir. Nicolas Champeaux, Gilles Porte, 2018, 14 min; Ages 18+
Using restored audio files from the trial of anti-apartheid activist and Nelson Mandela confidant Walter Sisulu, this documentary transports viewers into the nightmare of 1960s South Africa and introduces them to one of its most inspiring figures.
- Claude Monet – The Water Lily Obsession, Arte France; Nicolas Thépot, 2018, 6 min; Ages 8+
- The Dreams of Henri Rousseau, Les Films du Tambour de Soie; Dir. Nicolas Autheman, 2018, 7 min; Ages 8+
- The Isle of the Dead, Arte/Les Produits Frais; Dir. Benjamin Nuel, 2018, 8 min; Ages 8+
- Gauguin’s Inner Journey, Innerspace VR; Dir. Hayoun Kwon, 2017, 3 min 47 sec; Ages 8+
- Gloomy Eyes, Atlas V; Fernando Maldonado and Jorge Tereso, 2020, 18 min; Ages 18+
Follow an atypical zombie, voiced by Colin Farrell, hiding out in Woodland City in 1983.
- The Scream, Cinétévé; Dir. Sandra Paugam and Charles Ayats, 2019, 15 min; Ages 8+
- Notre-Dame : Assassin’s Creed Interactive Tour, Ubisoft; Ages 8+
- A Plague Tale: Innocence, Asobo Studio, Ages 18+
- Fisherman’s Tale, Innerspace VR; Dir. Alexis Moroz and Balthazar Auxietre, 2019; Ages 12+
This virtual reality puzzle weaves together a surrealistic adventure story filled with talking mollusks, uncanny sidekicks, and an oncoming storm.