Virtual Reality : Up and close 360 adventures !

Virtual reality (VR) is on a steady rise, and while apps and games get a ton of press, there are plenty of VR movies to enjoy, too !

The PHI center in collaboration with the FNC is happy to present a series of short and long virtual reality (VR) films as part of the programming of the 50th edition of the Festival du Nouveau Cinéma de Montréal.

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FNC EXPLORE – 6th oct. → 17 oct. 2021

For just 11 days, one of Canada’s oldest film festivals will present 10 virtual reality (VR) works at the PHI Centre. With more than 5 hours of content,

Your ticket gives you viewing access of two hours to discover the works presented in the selection, including time for introduction, installation and viewing.

Depending on the type of film selected, you will be asked to either sit on a swivel seat or move and walk around a defined space and use a pair of hand controllers to manipulate virtual objects in your surroundings .

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The selection screen in your headset

Four Canadian premieres are presented, made by local and international creators, using technology that allows for greater range of motion and exploration as well as others that have incorporated detailed 3D images.

Among the works presented are also two winners of the 2021 edition of the Venice Film Festival

Seen below are two examples taken from the selection of ten films:

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Goliath: Playing with Reality: Barry Gene Murphy and May Abdalla
England, France | 2021 | 25 min – Canadian Premier

In Goliath you take a wild ride into the mind of a man suffering from Schizophrenia with stunning strobe effects and the possibility to play arcade games with the hand controllers !

Madrid Noir: James A. Castillo
France | 2021 | 40 min – Canadian Premier

Madrid Noir is a 45 minute mystery adventure that unfolds across two acts in this VR film. With her uncle declared dead, a disenchanted and fiesty young detective wannabe, must delve into her memories to pick up his trail. Solving the puzzles of the past will require your keen sense of observation and some manipulation skills !

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The films presented at the PHI center are best enjoyed by those aged 13 years and up . Also it is recommended that glasses users switch to contact lenses for an optimal viewing experience.

For more information please visit the PHI website:

FNC Explore 2021 | La sélection de films en réalité virtuelle du Festival du Nouveau Cinéma | Centre PHI

Departure times:
10:00, 12:30, 3pm, 5:30 pm

General Admission: $24.35
Students / 65+: $21.75
MTL access card: $21.75

Centre PHI / Espace D 4th floor
315, Saint-Paul Ouest
Montréal, Québec, H2Y 2M3