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LIFF 2018 Virtual Reality Returns for the 2ND Year
LONG BEACH ISLAND, NEW JERSEY- May 28,2018- Virtual Reality Returns for the second year exclusively for ALL ACCESS PASS holders. Virtual reality technologies are constantly pushing into exciting new ground, bringing new ways to enhance our ability to perceive the world that surrounds us, telling stories in ways familiar and not, and can change how we interact with the world around us. LIFF's VR section will be open for you to come by at your leisure, whether for 10 minutes to try one experience or a longer period to try them all. Our experienced VR programmers have scoured the landscape for the best, most innovative and exciting experiences for you to try out, a unique array of interactive, documentary, animated and narrative virtual reality journeys. Once you experience it, you'll be hooked. ***LIFF Badge Holders only.
You may purchase yours here.

*We will be able to accommodate a limited amount of guests per hour. Admission will be first come first serve. You will have the opportunity to curate your experience with our program. V.R. Experience showing at Kynett Methodist Church 127 Centre St. Beach Haven, NJ 08008 . Check LIFF schedule for operating hours.

Virtual Reality Experience

Title:Chocolate
synopsis: Presented by Viacom NEXT and set to the song by Giraffage of the same name, Chocolate drops you as a robot into a world of colorful chrome in which everything is heavily synchronized to the music. Your hands transform to cannons that spray cute chrome cats in slow motion to a tribe of people that are performing a ritualistic dance just for you, their robot god, to provide them with their precious resource, the cute lil' shiny kitties. Your hands transform into pulse speakers that shoot giant shock waves out into the vast deforming chrome landscape. There's also a herd of giant cat heads in migrating in the distance & a massive tribal chief cat that assists in the ritual by spraying champagne all over you in slow motion like a rap video. Everything is shiny and glimmering, smooth and sexy, cute and strange, overwhelming and astonishing.

teaser: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UygyzYwuWzU
Credits: Creator - Tyler Hurd, Producer - Adam Rogers

Title: Denoise
Denoise is a journey of words, sounds and geometries in which to get lost. The virtual-reality experience allows viewers to immerse themselves in words to which it would be hard for them ever to have access in their own lives.

An oil field in Texas, the engine room of an ocean- going freighter, an immense anechoic chamber in Switzerland. These places are at the root of our daily existence because the objects which we love to fill our lives with begin and end their journey in just these isolated and unfamiliar worlds, through a process of creation, transport, validation and destruction. The protagonists of the film lead solitary and silent existences, remote from our own lifestyle, but their confessions make us feel part of a single design. Denoise is one of the satellite projects of the feature-length Beautiful Things and is part of the multidisciplinary project Beautiful Things, a way of investigating, though different means of expression, unfamiliar but fundamental people and places.

Credits: - A VR short movie by Giorgio Ferrero & Federico Biasin

Title: Kiss Me
Synopsis: This "new-style" music video from Japanese rap/pop group P.O.P. was "created with the latest VR & 3D sound technology." Captured 3D live-action images combined with 3D animation and "3D Sound" combining stereophonic and binaural recording comes together for a joyful, catchy music experience guaranteed to make you smile.

Credits: Directed by Akira Furuta and Ryutaro Nakamura

Title: Summation of Force
Synopsis: In a moonlit suburban backyard, two brothers battle one another in an otherworldly game of cricket in this stunning black and white live-action study of the motion, physics, and psychology of sport. Created by photographers Trent Parke and Narelle Autio, in collaboration with filmmaker Matthew Bate, this VR artwork offers a cosmic, darkly beautiful, and dreamlike metaphor for life.

Credits: Directors: Trent Parke, Narelle Autio, Matthew Bate, Screenwriters: Trent Parke, Narelle Autio

Title: RONE
Synopsis: RONE is a distinctive portrait of the titular street artist, whose stunning large-scale portraits of women's faces can be found adorning soon to be forgotten spaces, acting as a commentary on gentrification and the masculine realm of street art. The 360' film takes the viewer inside Rone's world: we follow him into the rarely-explored spaces in which he works (an abandoned paper mill, a house set for demolition, a crumbling theatre), and learn about his unique philosophy on art and life.

Credits: Director: Lester Francois

Our 10th Anniversary LIFF Film Festival June 7-10th- A 4 day cinematic adventure!

The Lighthouse International Film Festival was founded in 2008 by a collection of filmmakers, film critics and film industry professionals who share a passion for film and wanted to create an event aimed first and foremost at film enthusiasts. Taking place on Long Beach Island, NJ --one of the East Coast's most popular surfing destinations --the festival celebrates three days of new, exciting and challenging films in honor of Long Beach Island's historic Barnegat Lighthouse

Our Mission and Objective
The Lighthouse International Film Festival is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that is dedicated to showcasing dynamic new films, episodic content and supporting filmmakers. The festival offers four days of films, panels, Q&A's, networking, parties and surfing, and draws some of the industry's top film critics, producers and distributors. The festival also seeks to serve the community by presenting unique programs that inspire, engage and challenge a diverse audience through the art of visual storytelling.

Ted Geoghegan, Publicist
TedGeoghegan@gmail.com
406-531-7799

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