BIFF 2018: 26. september - 4. oktober

BIFF Expanded 2017

BIFF Expanded

BIFF Expanded deals with the intersection between film, visual art and new technology. The exhibition consists of hand picked Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality projects which push the limits and challenge the conventions of digital storytelling.

Read more about the projects you can experience during this year's festival:

NOTHING HAPPENS - NB! Will be exhibited at Rom 8 (Vaskerelven 8)

Michelle Kranot, Uri Kranot / Short film, experimental narrative, VR HTC Vive

This animated Virtual Reality experience questions the role of the spectator, inviting us to participate in an event where we all wait for something to happen.

Opening hours Rom 8: 13:00–19:30.

These projects will be exhibited at Visningsrommet USF (opening hours 13:00–20:00):


Cassandra Herrman, Lauren Mucciolo / HTC Vive

Go inside the Maine State Prison to hear the harrowing story of Kenny Moore’s years in solitary confinement – and what happened when he got out.


Navid Khonsari, Vassiliki Khonsari / VR

Step into Iran’s most notorious prison as a photojournalist charged with making anti-state propaganda, where you must answer the questioning of your interrogator.


Ali Eslami / VR, data visualization

Make statistics and mass media stories real again: See the consequences of terrorist attacks, refugee deaths, and the human cost of civil war.


Karim Ben Khelifa / Augmented Reality

Augmented reality brings you face to face with combatants in El Salvador, DR Congo, and in Israel and Palestine.


Zain Memon / Augmented Reality

Augmented Reality technology brings back the spirit of Mahatma Gandhi. A holographic image of Gandhi augments itself on Indian notes to trace three iconic moments of his life.


Owen Hindley, David Li, Leif Podhajsky, Reactify / VR Daydream

This series of interactive VR music journeys feature music by Bonobo. You control the music; the music controls the world.


Jennifer Brea, Amaury La Burthe / Oculus

When you’re too sick to leave your bed, where do you go? This interactive VR-experience is based on the film UNREST.


Khaled Hosseini, The Guardian / VR

SEA PRAYER is an imagined letter in the form of a monologue, from a Syrian father to his son lying asleep on his lap, on the eve making the sea crossing to Europe to see refuge and safety.