Future Cinema

Course Site for Future Cinema 1 (and sometimes Future Cinema 2: Applied Theory) at York University, Canada

EVENT oct 20 – indigenous storytelling in vr @TIFF


The art of story creation in virtual reality offers a point of view and presence of place, space, and environment that may be the closest comparison yet to Indigenous oral storytelling practice. How are Indigenous artists bringing their world view and concepts of time and narrative to this medium in conjunction with the Indigenous futurism movement, and what are they learning through their first forays into VR?

This engaging discussion offers the creative, cultural, and practical considerations and reflections of the five Indigenous filmmakers and artists of the 2167 initiative — Jeff Barnaby, Kent Monkman, Danis Goulet, Scott Benesiinaabandan, and Postcommodity — who were commissioned to create VR projects envisioning Indigenous life 150 years in the future.

This event is presented by CMF as part of the imagineNATIVE Film & Media Arts Festival, with support from TIFF Higher Learning.

Individual students wishing to reserve a ticket in advance (limit one per person) may do so using the sign-up form on this page. Administrators or faculty looking to reserve a block of tickets to this event can email hlf@tiff.net with their request. This event is also open to the public. Tickets will be made available from the Box Office 2 hours prior to the event start time.

Mon, October 9 2017 » Future Cinema