The Samsung Virtual Reality Experience


Whether you’re curious about this new technology or anxious to try some of the genre film experiences developed in Canada and around the world in the past few months, FANTASIA, in collaboration with CFC Media Lab, Cream Productions and Woolf + Lapin, are proud to present THE SAMSUNG FANTASIA VIRTUAL REALITY EXPERIENCE.

On Thursday July 21st, from 3 PM to 8PM, and from Friday to Sunday, July 24th, from noon to 8PM, the Fantasia audience will have the chance to choose among a selection of 10 different viewing experiences for virtual reality technology, selected for us by the CFC MEDIA LAB.

THE FANTASIA VIRTUAL REALITY EXPERIENCE Space will be set up in the Atrium of the J.W. McConnell Building (library), 1400 De Maisonneuve West, right in front of the J.A. DeSève Cinema. Admission is free and each participant will be allowed a 15-minute trial session at that time. Participants will be invited to vote for their favourite VR film.


The Canadian VR Experience


Canada, 2016 · Réalisateurs/Directors: J.Lee Williams, Blair Renaud · Productrice/Producer: Ana Serrano · Une production de CFC Media Lab en coproduction avec TIFF et en association avec Occupied VR/A CFC Media Lab Production in co-production with TIFF and in association with Occupied VR

BODY/MIND/CHANGE REDUX TEASER, starring David Cronenberg, immerses audiences in a “Cronenbergian” world inspired by the film VIDEODROME.



Canada, 2016 · Réalisateur/Director: Blair Renaud · Producteur/Producer: J. Lee Williams · Une production d’Occupied VR/An Occupied VR Production

TECHNOLUST: THE SHORT FILM is a taste of the award-winning virtual reality adventure set in a near-future cyberpunk world.



Canada, 2016 · Réalisateur/Director: Ian Tuason · Producteur/Producer: Ana Serrano · Une production de CFC Media Lab/A CFC Media Lab Production

A young man is investigating strange supernatural forces in his new home, when he discovers an even stronger, insatiable force where he least expects it.



Canada, 2016 · Réalisateurs/Directors: Brian Rice, Tristan Cezair, Andrew MacDonald · Productrice/Producer: Kim Creelman · Une production de Cream360/A Cream360 Production

Mayhem surrounds Civil War soldiers when zombies overtake the battle trenches in a virtual reality onslaught of blood and guts.



Canada 2016 · Réalisateur/Director: Jared Pelletier · Producteurs/Producers: Jay Bennett, Ted Biggs, Mike Doucet · Distribution/Cast: Katie McGrath, Rainbow Francks, Garrett Hnatiu

is a murder mystery that follows the horrifying copycat murders based on the Seven Deadly Sins. This VR experience puts you in the world of SLASHER, and challenges you in full 360-degree virtual reality. Be warned: You may not survive.



Canada, 2016 · Réalisateurs/Directors: Tristan Cezair, Andrew Macdonald · Producteur/Producer: Dave Brady · Distribution/Cast: Erica Krauter, Eli Andreas · Une production de Cream360/A Cream360 Production

An ode to Hitchcock’s famous shower scene in PSYCHO.


The international VR experience


Australie/Australia, 2016 · Scénariste, réalisateur, producteur/Writer, Director, Producer: George Kacevski · Producteurs exécutifs/Executive Producers: Tracey Taylor and Brett Heil

A VR sci-fi film exploring our relationship with technology and its influence on our reality. Remember is a software platform of the future that allows you to upload, refine and change your own memories. But what happens when you can’t remember what’s real any more? And what happens if the software likes it that way?



Australie/Australia, 2016 · Réalisateur, producteur/Director, Producer: Nathan Anderson · Distribution/Cast: Anita Hegh, Felix Williamson, Suzi Dougherty, Markus Hamilton, Alice Keohavong, Albert Goldingay, Nicholas Hope · Une production de, et,, and production

VR NOIR brings a film-noir detective story, told as an immersive, first-person, virtual reality experience. The audience is put into the shoes of Veronica Coltrane, a burnt-out private detective with mounting gambling debts and a dark past. Audiences will be compelled to engage in a procedural investigation as part of an interactive VR experience, making choices and using their powers of observation while being caught up in a high-stakes drama where they themselves are soon implicated.



États-Unis/USA, 2016 · Scénariste, réalisateur/Writer, Director: Scott Stewart · Producteurs/Producers: John Hegeman Scott Stewart, Amanda Mortimer, Gabriela Revilla Lugo, Anthony Batt, Luis E. Blackaller, Tim Connors, Adam Egypt Mortimer, Aram Tertzakian, Kyle Franke · Distribution/Cast: Seth Green, Clare Grant · Une production de Distant Corners Entertainment et Wevr, en association avec XYZ Films, Robotproof, Destroy All Entertainment et Revek Entertainment/A Distant Corners Entertainment & Wevr Production, in association with XYZ Films, Robotproof, Destroy All Entertainment & Revek Entertainment

Pete (Seth Green) is tasked with buying the year’s hottest toy for his son’s Christmas present — the uVu, a virtual reality headset. When Pete misses the chance to buy the last available uVu in town by seconds, he makes a questionable choice to acquire it. When Christmas arrives, Pete finds the uVu haunting him with visions of his misdeeds, but, in his attempts to hide them, discovers that his wife Sara has even darker secrets of her own. HOLIDAYS: CHRISTMAS VR is a virtual reality spinoff from HOLIDAYS, a horror anthology featuring a collection of subversive holiday tales that puts a twisted spin on well-known and beloved holidays.



Belgique, France/Belgium, France, 2016 · Réalisateurs, producteurs/Directors, Producers: Philipp Maas, Dominik Stockhausen · Une production de Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg GmbH/A Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg GmbH production

“Explore your surroundings and dive deep into an ancient cave system. Follow the drone ship and discover the horrific truth about the darkest of all places... “ SONAR is a new kind of cinematic entertainment, striking a balance between traditional movie making and interactive media. The short film is a fully immersive, slow-paced, 3D-360° computer-generated experience for various virtual reality headsets.



États-Unis/USA, 2016 · Réalisateur/Director: Anthony C Ferrante · Producteurs/Producers: Ryan Neisz, Ron Eyal · Distribution/Cast: Ian Ziering, Andrea Hunt, Reatha Grey, Oliver Morton

From the Director of SHARKNADO 1, 2, 3, and 4, and Ian Ziering, comes KILLER DEAL, a horror comedy in immersive 3D VR about a struggling machete salesman who runs into trouble when his discount hotel room comes with an unwelcome guest. A very unwelcome guest.