London tells Virtual Stories with Power to the Pixel
by Naman Ramachandran
- Renowned games designer Alistair Hope to speak at LFF Connects: Games
London’s first major Virtual Reality exhibition, Virtual Stories, will take place during the BFI London Film Festival (7-18 October) at BFI Imax, produced and curated by Festival partner, Power to the Pixel. Virtual Stories will showcase 15 projects by some of the world’s leading virtual reality filmmakers and artists, including six World Premieres. Highlights include Félix Lajeunesse and Paul Raphaël’s Nomad: Herders and Jurassic World: Apatosaurus, Chris Milk and Gabo Arora’s Clouds Over Sidra and Waves of Grace, The National Theatre’s Fabulous wonder.land, by Damon Albarn and Moira Buffini, and The Round House | Circus by Richard Nockles.
Liz Rosenthal, founder and CEO, Power to the Pixel said, “We’re thrilled to welcome international innovators who will generously share their invaluable experience of working with new audience-centric models for creating, financing and distributing media. We’re immensely excited to curate the first major virtual storytelling exhibition in London in collaboration with BFI London Film Festival, featuring six world premieres.”
Renowned games designer Alistair Hope, best known for Alien: Isolation will be a special guest at LFF Connects: Games, within the new series of talks exploring how film is engaging with other creative industries.
Clare Stewart, Festival Director, BFI London Film Festival, said, “Alistair Hope is a trailblazer who brings a very cinematic imagination to game design and we are delighted to welcome him to our LFF Connects series of high-impact talks exploring the intersection of film with other creative forms.”