The Espinho Planetarium hosts from Thursday to Sunday its immersive film biennial, which this year will compete 50 films from 18 countries, all for projection on 360 degrees screens, with 2D or 3D technology.
With its fifth edition in 2019, the so-called IFF (‘Immersive Film Festival’) will lead to the planetarium summit several films which, given their high recording and reproduction technology requirements, typically last no more than 35 minutes, and tend to focus on science-related topics.
This thematic propensity is due to the fact that the most suitable spaces for cinema on 360-degree screens are planetary already commonly engaged in the dissemination of productions on astronomy and other sciences.
Since the event is only held every two years, it is certain that, between one edition and the next, there is a remarkable “rising quality” between the works in competition, but the development of the sector is particularly evident in the 2019 program, where “almost all films are national premieres”.
The program of the fifth edition of IFF also includes a 360 degree immersive concert by Surma, in which the Portuguese artist with international career will present themes of the album “Antwerpen”, surrounded by the projection of a live audio video recorded.
All the contents of the concert will be original and generated in real time” so that by adding 3D shapes to the space and reactions to the audio, the audience will experience a total sense of immersion” in the show.