Film Archive

Extended Reality: DOK Neuland 2018
Äquator 360° – Mittelpunkt der Erde Nicolas Jolliet, Richard Decaillet

We plunge into an impressive world of sound and colour. The shamans of the Yuruparí tribe live in the Amazonas rainforest in south-west Colombia.

Äquator 360° – Mittelpunkt der Erde

360°-Film
Canada,
Germany
2018
14 minutes

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Irene Vandertop
Nicolas Jolliet, Richard Decaillet
Ian Dunbar
Nicolas Jolliet
Ian Dunbar
Nicolas Jolliet, Richard Decaillet
Nicolas Jolliet
Ed Kelly
Marita Hübinger
Franz Hildgen
Thomas Wallner
Thomas Wallner
We plunge into an impressive world of sound and colour. The shamans of the Yuruparí tribe live in the Amazonas rainforest in south-west Colombia. Their sacred sites are distributed over a network that precisely follows the line of the equator. The Yuruparí believe that they live at the centre of the world and that it’s their duty to keep the earth in spiritual balance.

Lars Rummel, Marie Hinkelmann

Blind Vaysha – VR

360°-Film
Canada
2017
8 minutes

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Marc Bertrand (NFB), Julie Roy (NFB)
Theodore Ushev
Vaysha is not like other girls: she sees the past with her left eye, the future with her right eye. Caught in a blurred world between the two, the present is a blind spot for her. This 360° film combines traditional linocut with innovative animation techniques. The use of stereoscopic images enables us to see the world through Vaysha’s eyes.

Lars Rummel, Marie Hinkelmann

Denoise

360°-Film
Italy,
Switzerland,
USA
2017
15 minutes

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Federico Biasin
Giorgio Ferrero, Federico Biasin
Giorgio Ferrero, Rodolfo Mongitore
Fabrizio Cyreck, Giorgio Ferrero, Federico Biasin
Filippo Vallegra
Giorgio Ferrero, Rodolfo Mongitore
Giorgio Ferrero
A Texas oil field, the engine room of an ocean freighter, an anechoic room, a waste incineration plant – contrasting sceneries that are connected by the protagonists of this 360° collage film. They lead lonely lives, far removed from our own lifestyle. The quiet of the free field chamber clashes with the roaring of the engine room, but ultimately it’s all one.

Lars Rummel, Marie Hinkelmann
Extended Reality: DOK Neuland 2018
Homestay Paisley Smith

We are in the midst of Paisley Smith’s reflections about Taro, a Japanese exchange student who committed suicide in his guest family’s home in Canada.

2018

Homestay

(none)
Canada
2018
20 minutes

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Robert McLaughlin (NFB), Loc Dao (NFB)
Paisley Smith
Boombox Sound
Robert Ouimet
Sonia Bashash
Alison Broddle, Paisley Smith
Boombox Sound
Paisley Smith
Pedro Barroso
Michael Phan, Rueben Pereira
Sonia Bashash
Pablo Vio, Dirk van Ginkel, Aaron Morris
We are in the midst of Paisley Smith’s reflections about Taro, a Japanese exchange student who committed suicide in his guest family’s home in Canada. The Nitobe Memorial Garden in Vancouver was the model for the paper world Paisley Smith designed for her personal memory course. This sensitively designed adaptation was created in cooperation with the NFB and Jam3.

Lars Rummel, Marie Hinkelmann
Extended Reality: DOK Neuland 2018
In My Absence Niki Smit

Absence seizures are a type of epilepsy that affects mainly children and adolescents. Those affected are “absent” for a few seconds – often a hundred times a day.

In My Absence

(none)
Netherlands
2018
6 minutes

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Willemijn Cerutti
Niki Smit
Claynote
Rik de Rooij
Niki Smit
Claynote
Niek Vial, Abel Jansma, Caro Jacobs, Maartje Nevejan
Rik de Rooij
Inspector V
Monobanda, Joris Weijdom, Marieke Nooren
Monobanda
Niek Vial, Abel Jansma, Caro Jacobs, Maartje Nevejan
Maartje Nevejan, Monobanda
Joris Weijdom, Marieke Nooren
Niki Smit
Rik de Rooij
Niki Smit
Rik de Rooij
Absence seizures are a type of epilepsy that affects mainly children and adolescents. Those affected are “absent” for a few seconds – often a hundred times a day. Where are they during their absence? This multi-sensory VR experience is like a dream, offering insights into the protagonists’ worlds that are almost impossible to describe in words.

Lars Rummel, Marie Hinkelmann

Manic VR

(none)
Canada
2018
11 minutes

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Sandra Rodriguez, EyeSteelFilm_Creative Reality, Dpt.
Kalina Bertin
David Drury
David Drury, Cory Rizos
Josquin Zabka (Dpt.), Alexandre Bordereau (Dpt.), Paul Georges (Dpt.)
Kalina Bertin, Sandra Rodriguez, Fred Casia, Nicolas S. Roy (Dpt.)
Fred Casia
Hugo Forget
Guided by Felicia’s and François’s voices we set out on a journey through the phases of bipolar disorder: an intimate insight into the constantly changing realities and states that are part of the typical symptoms of manic depression. “Manic VR” tells a non-fictional story by means of 3D animation, psychedelic pigmentation effects and room-scale interaction.

Lars Rummel, Marie Hinkelmann



Awarded with the DOK Neuland Award

Extended Reality: DOK Neuland 2018
Place – Part 1 Avi Dabach, Harmke Heezen, Judith Manassen Ramon, Mike Robbins

The main synagogue of Aleppo in Syria was heavily damaged in the civil war. This is the visualisation, detached from space and time, of the history of a place that no longer exists.

Place – Part 1

(none)
Canada,
Germany,
Israel
2018
10 minutes

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High Road Productions, Micha’s Films, Helios Design Labs
Avi Dabach, Harmke Heezen, Judith Manassen Ramon, Mike Robbins
Stephan Schüritz (Honig Studios)
Mike Robbins
The main synagogue of Aleppo in Syria was heavily damaged in the civil war. This is the visualisation, detached from space and time, of the history of a place that no longer exists. It’s like stepping into an old black and white film where several strands of time converge. Encounters are suddenly possible: with characters who are still alive or who died decades, centuries ago.

Lars Rummel, Marie Hinkelmann

The Bridge

360°-Film
Denmark,
Ukraine
2017
10 minutes

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Khora Contemporary
Nikita Shalenny
Nadja Odesiuk
We are on a journey around the world. Accompanied by ghost-like creatures we cross oceans and forests, pass desolate places. The horizon is only an illusion – an imaginary line that will never be reached. The bridge as starting and endpoint serves as a symbol for an escape to a better reality.

Lars Rummel, Marie Hinkelmann

The Future Is Not Unwritten

(none)
Germany,
Japan
2017
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Susanne Steinmassl
Susanne Steinmassl
Angela Aux, Cico Beck, DVDV, Sam Irl, Leroy, Johannes Oberauer, Beni Brachtel
Ben Bernhard, Karl Kürten, Susanne Steinmassl, Phyllis Josefine
Artificial Intelligence LIV
Phyllis Josefine
Susanne Steinmassl, Florian Kreier, Mira Mann
Maximilian Heitsch, Raphael Höps, Tom Bauer
Maximilian Heitsch
Susanne Steinmassl, Maximilian Heitsch, Phyllis Josefine
Susanne Steinmassl
Maximilian Heitsch, Florian Kreier
Phyllis Josefine
Are humans about to make themselves redundant? Or are we evolving into digital hybrids? The transition to trans-humanism is addressed via five recurring narrative islands about existence, corporeality, identity, transformation and consciousness. A living film which, thanks to machine learning code, narrates itself with an infinite number of changes.

Lars Rummel, Marie Hinkelmann
Extended Reality: DOK Neuland 2018
The Real Thing Benoit Felici, Mathias Chelebourg

We’re travelling from Paris to Venice without leaving China. This 360° film explores the fascinating reality of “fake cities”.

2018

The Real Thing

360°-Film
France
2018
16 minutes

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Benjamin Landsberger, Artline Films, DV Group, ARTE France
Benoit Felici, Mathias Chelebourg
Pablo Pico
Julien Malichier
Michel Blustein
Benoit Felici
Michele Tarantola
We’re travelling from Paris to Venice without leaving China. This 360° film explores the fascinating reality of “fake cities” and allows us access to a world of imitation where the boundaries between original, fake, real and virtual are blurred. Locals guide us through almost empty cityscapes that serve as projection screens for a wholly different culture.

Lars Rummel, Marie Hinkelmann
Extended Reality: DOK Neuland 2018
VRwandlung – Projekt des Goethe-Instituts Prag Mika Johnson

This VR experience, based on Franz Kafka’s short novel “The Metamorphosis,” opens a metaphorical space that’s otherwise only accessible through our imagination.

VRwandlung – Projekt des Goethe-Instituts Prag

(none)
Czech Republic,
Germany
2018
5 minutes

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Shahid Gulamali
Mika Johnson
Joseph Minadeo
Vojtěch Kiss, Ondřej Slavík
Eli Stine, Justin Evans, Bernd Seliger, Petar Mrdjen
Markéta Mališová (Franz Kafka Society)
Nadja Schultz, Sebastian Soukup, Martin Švarc, Julia Zange, Fozhan Khamsehpour, Julie Josephson, Peter Hosking, Mika Johnson
Mika Johnson
Natalia Peterková
Patrik Michalů (Achtung 4K), Patrik Velek (Achtung 4K)
Vojtěch Jankovský (4Each), Eduard Fischer (4Each)
“When Gregor Samsa woke up one morning from unsettling dreams, he found himself changed in his bed into a monstrous vermin.” This VR experience, based on Franz Kafka’s short novel “The Metamorphosis,” opens a metaphorical space that’s otherwise only accessible through our imagination. This is where you can experience physically how it feels to be Kafka’s bug.

Lars Rummel, Marie Hinkelmann
Extended Reality: DOK Neuland 2018
Was wollten Sie in Berlin?! Michael Ginsburg, Martin Heller, Christiane Wittenbecher

The headset works as a time machine that puts us in the role of a prisoner in the Stasi prison of Berlin-Hohenschönhausen.

2017

Was wollten Sie in Berlin?!

360°-Film
Germany
2017
9 minutes

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Michael Ginsburg, Martin Heller, Christiane Wittenbecher
Michael Ginsburg, Martin Heller, Christiane Wittenbecher
Michael Ginsburg, Martin Heller, Christiane Wittenbecher
Martin Heller, Christiane Wittenbecher
Michael Ginsburg, Martin Heller, Christiane Wittenbecher
Konrad Kassing
Michael Ginsburg, Martin Heller, Christiane Wittenbecher
Udo Schenk, Márton Nagy, Marlon Kittel, Oleg Tikhomirov, Milton Welsh, Dominik Hermanns, Henning Kober
Michael Ginsburg, Martin Heller, Christiane Wittenbecher
The headset works as a time machine that puts us in the role of a prisoner in the Stasi prison of Berlin-Hohenschönhausen. Based on the memories of GDR writer Jürgen Fuchs and numerous interviews with contemporary witnesses, this 360° film doesn’t just depict recent German history but, for a brief moment, makes it present.

Lars Rummel, Marie Hinkelmann