Tribeca Unveils Immersive Programming

The upcoming Tribeca Film Festival will host Tribeca Immersive, a showcase of roughly 30 virtual reality, augmented reality and mixed reality experiences.

The program encompasses two events that run the duration of the festival, April 24 to May 5. Virtual Arcade has a lineup of 22 VR, AR and MR experiences, while Tribeca Cinema360 features 12 curated screenings in a VR theater.

The Festival will premiere the first Doctor Who experience in VR, Doctor Who: The Runaway, voiced by the current and first female doctor Jodie Whittaker.

Tribeca Immersive also includes experiences from the likes of Eric Darnell (Madagascar) and Baobab Studios (Bonfire) and Clyde Henry and Felix & Paul Studios (Gymnasia), Also involved with projects are comedian Ali Wong (Bonfire), actors Jeffrey Wright and Noah Schnapp (Wolves In The Walls: It’s All Over), and musician Yo-Yo Ma (Into The Light).

At this year’s Virtual Arcade, five experiences — four of which were made by women — are up for an AT&T-presented Storyscapes Award.

Other projects address issues such as gun control (12 Seconds of Gunfire: The True Story of a School Shooting), gentrification (Common Ground), pollution and conservation (A Drop in the Ocean) and persecution of the LGBTQIA community (Another Dream).