Two Geneva International Film Festival PLUGS programs will soon be out!

From October 15 to 20, GIFF will connect with the B3 Biennial of the Moving Image in Frankfurt to present a selection of virtual reality works drawn from its 24th program.

From November 7 to 17, the Festival will travel to the Cinemania festival in Montreal, Quebec, to present two works from the Hors-Cadre series and produced by RTS: Intimités de Félix Vallotton and L’Île des morts.

This events will draw the curtain on the PLUGS 2019 program at GIFF, after a successful year that included seven curated programs featured all over the globe.

Unframed: Intimacies, Félix Vallotton
(Hors-Cadre : Intimités de Félix Vallotton)

Martin Charrière
7 min / 2018 / Switzerland

In 1898, Swiss artist Félix Vallotton produced a series of woodcuts entitled Intimités which represent ten moments in the love life of famous Parisian pianist Misia Sert. To revisit this work, this VR project in the Hors-Cadre series imagines what the musician replies to the artist. Fascinating.

Unframed: The Isle of the Dead
(Hors-Cadre : L’Île des morts) 

Martin Charrière
6 min / 2017 / Switzerland

The Isle of the Dead, by Arnold Böcklin is probably one of most internationally-renowned Swiss paintings. Led by the irreverent Yann Marguet, this VR immersion in an artwork looks more like an acid trip than a museum tour.

La Apparizione
Christian Lemmerz
3 min / 2017 / Denmark

Here you are underneath Christ. Crucified in the sky, he towers over you. From the darkness around him groans can be heard. And everywhere, golden blood pours from the divine figure. A virtual work by contemporary artist Christian Lemmerz, one of the most extreme experiences in VR art.

She’s Already Gone
Yu Hong
8 min / 2017 / China, Denmark

Directed by Chinese artist Yu Hong, this VR experience places the viewer in the middle of four scenes, that travel through the life of a female character from her birth to her old age. The narrative follows differing timelines as the life and aging of the protagonist moves forward while history goes backwards.

The Bridge
Nikita Shalenny
10 min / 2017 / Ukraine, Denmark

A bridge in the fog. Silhouettes running at our side. Are we fleeing? Are we heading towards history? The personal answer takes us 40,000 kilometers in a few minutes. Enhanced by Shalenny’s animation, a race against time, against mankind and against oneself.