DocLab: VR Cinema

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    At DocLab: VR Cinema you can watch the best virtual reality films that DocLab has to offer. Choose a fixed menu or make a personal selection from all available VR films, including –22.7°C by Jan Kounen, Dinners by Ana Vîjdea and Cosmin Nicoara, The Inhabited House by Diego Kompel, Lagos at Large by Jumoke Sanwo, The Waiting Room VR by Victoria Mapplebeck and Last Whispers by Lena Herzog.

    Buy your ticket to the DocLab: VR Cinema for a 45 minute time-slot to watch VR films. To watch all the available films, you need two time slots (so two tickets). At DocLab: VR Cinema you don't have to wait in line! Your ticket grants you access on the day and time you've chosen.

    Want to watch VR films without a ticket? Visit the DocLab Exhibition at Tolhuistuin to watch a selection of our VR films for free (as well as interactive room scale VR installations). Making reservations at the DocLab: Exhibition is free of charge, but only possible on site and on the day of itself.

    Program

    The Waiting Room VR

    • Victoria Mapplebeck
    • United Kingdom
    • 2019
    • 16 min
    • DocLab Domesticating Reality, IDFA DocLab Competition for Digital Storytelling

    A poetic exploration of director Victoria Mapplebeck’s experience with breast cancer. Multilayered soundscapes, scientific imaging and her last radiation session captured in immersive 360-degree VR offer a calm yet futuristic confrontation with mortality. On show in DocLab: Exhibition (free on-site reservation required) and as part of the DocLab VR-Cinema (regular ticket sales).  Read more

    The Inhabited House

    • Diego Kompel
    • Argentina
    • 2019
    • 8 min
    • DocLab Domesticating Reality, IDFA DocLab Competition for Digital Storytelling

    A loving reflection on the flows of family life over generations, this short VR-film brings the house of the creator’s grandparents, once a site of boisterous family gatherings, momentarily back to life. On show in DocLab: Exhibition (free on-site reservation required) and as part of the DocLab VR-Cinema (regular ticket sales).  Read more

    Dinners

    • Ana Vîjdea, Cosmin Nicoara
    • United States, Romania
    • 2019
    • 20 min
    • DocLab Domesticating Reality, IDFA DocLab Spotlight

    With snapshots of household dinners from across cultural backgrounds, economic circumstances and family arrangements, this VR documentary gives us an unseen “place at the table,” where so much of family life plays out. On show in DocLab: Exhibition (free on-site reservation required) and as part of the DocLab VR-Cinema (regular ticket sales).  Read more

    Last Whispers

    • Lena Herzog
    • United States
    • 2018
    • 7 min
    • DocLab Domesticating Reality, IDFA DocLab Spotlight

    Extinct animals can be stuffed and displayed, and vanished civilizations leave ruins, but when a language is no longer spoken, nothing remains but silence. This immersive VR production is a monument to languages that are in danger of disappearing. Read more

    -22.7°C

    • Jan Kounen
    • France
    • 2019
    • 8 min
    • DocLab Domesticating Reality, IDFA DocLab Spotlight

    What does Greenland sound like at temperatures well below freezing? Electronic musician Molécule went on a journey with his microphone and translated the surroundings into this partly realistic, partly hallucinatory short VR-film. Read more

    Lagos at Large

    • Jumoke Sanwo
    • Nigeria, South Africa
    • 2019
    • 11 min
    • DocLab Domesticating Reality, IDFA DocLab Competition for Digital Storytelling

    A poetic tribute to Nigeria’s largest city, told in short segments as we plot a course through the imaginary and material space of Lagos, made pressing and real in VR. On show in DocLab: Exhibition (free on-site reservation required) and as part of the DocLab VR-Cinema (regular ticket sales).  Read more

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