Sundance Film Festival’s 2017 New Frontier to Include 20 VR and 11 Immersive Experiences

Published by , December 5, 2016 7:21 am

(Variety) The Sundance Film Festival has announced its feature competition categories for 2017. The festival has unveiled its New Frontier section which will feature tech-enabled storytelling including 20 virtual reality experiences and 11 immersive installations.
The New Frontier category is often overlooked by attendees focused on independent cinema, and yet frequently contains the festival’s most innovative fare. This year’s slate consists of the North American premiere of “Museum Hours”; director Jem Cohen’s latest format-challenging documentary, “World Without End (No Reported Incidents)”; a pair of live multimedia-enhanced performances (including one from “An Oversimplification of Her Beauty” director and Sundance veteran Terence Nance); and additional projects still to come.