Nyff Announces Convergence Slate, Including New Vr, Immersive Cinema, and Interactive Experiences for Cinephiles

The Film Society of Lincoln Center has unveiled the complete lineup for its forward-thinking Convergence section of the 56th New York Film Festival, set to take place October 11 – 14. The seventh edition of the annual program is driven by innovative modes of storytelling via interactive experiences, featuring Virtual Reality, Immersive Cinema, AI, and more.

On this year’s Convergence, programmer Matt Bolish said in an official statement, “By expanding our virtual reality programming for 2018 it’s our hope to expose our audiences to compelling stories — documentaries, narrative pieces, games — that will both capture their imaginations and make them think. The addition of our ‘Arcade’ gives attendees the chance to really dig in, explore, and interact with the work, each other, and the storytellers shaping this exciting form.”

The program plays out during the annual fall festival’s final weekend, and will include several world premieres, from “What Goes Up/Must Come Down,
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