Beyond the Frame Festival 2022
The theme of the festival this year is "Changing the 'Everyday' / Transcending the 'Common Sense.'"
Japan's first XR (VR, AR, MR) film festival, this event brings together the world's most talked-about works!
The theme of this year’s festival is "Changing the 'Everyday' / Transcending the 'Common Sense'".
For more than a century since the film was born,creators have devoted enormous energy and passion to creating numerous works and various techniques of expression to embellish them while fascinating people.
And now, video expression is moving beyond the traditional horizontal frame to include 360, 180, and vertical formats that have never been seen before, with even creators of brand-new works that combine video expression with the latest technologies such as VR, AR, and AI.
At Beyond the Frame Festival, we will introduce works that boldly take on new challenges without being bound by conventional frames in hopes to respond to the trend of the times and accelerate the development of visual culture.
The festival will also make every effort to help such filmmakers spread their wings to the world.
This event will be held in collaboration with the MUTEK.JP electronic music and digital art festival taking place in Shibuya in December 2022. Montreal-based MUTEK, an organization supporting the discovery and development of talented human resources involved in the cultural arts, continues communicating to the world. This year, an XR project titled "MUTEK Immersive Collection" has begun. Together with members of MUTEK, this event will explore the future of XR from varied perspectives.
※Japanese-English simultaneous interpretation is available at this event.
A talk event and get-together featuring two guests from France, renowned as a leading country for XR, will be held. Guests include Floréal Films Producer Katayoun Dibamehr and Lucid Realities CEO & Producer Chloé Jarry. Works produced by Floréal Films have won the Grand Prize in the XR category at the Venice International Film Festival for two years straight, while Lucid Realities produce and distributes innovative XR experiences. This event offers a rich opportunity to learn about real-world cases from France.
※This event is supported by Ambassade de France au Japon and l'Institut français du Japon
※Japanese- English consecutive interpretation is avaiable at this event.
2022 is being called Year One of the Metaverse. As a practical matter, how will our lifestyles evolve in the future? Following a video message from Joe Hunting, director of the ""We Met in Virtual Reality"" documentary that records the everyday reality of people living in the Metaverse, VR animation director Keisuke Itoh, VR instrument creator Lactoice, and 『KASO』Butodan yoikami will engage in discussion. The moderator will be Katsutoshi Machiba, Festival Director of the Beyond the Frame Festival.
※This event is in Japanese language.
Container makes visible the ‘invisiblised’ bodies enabling our consumer society.
This experience brings you right by Alex Honnold’s side as he solos thousands of feet above the ground.
A couple visits the beach and drifts away in their tent. When they wake up, they see a dead whale lying on the shore. Amidst the unsettled atmosphere, the locals gather around. This disturbance turns their holiday into something unexpected.
GENESIS embarks on an emotional journey to experience the evolutionary milestones of earth and mankind.
During the White Terror of the 1950s
A True Life Case
Experience the Consequences
Hear the Story
This work is a missive to the life form we call viruses in the hope that we can coexist. The relationship between humans and viruses is poetically expressed from a different perspective.
Lavrynthos tells the story of the unlikely relationship between the Minotaur and his next meal: Cora
A grandfather narrates his carefree past where people lived in harmony with nature, until the arrival of a spaceship laden with consumerism put an end to it.
The 4th episode of the virtual reality series Unframed sets out to discover Paul Klee, famous painter, teacher at the Bauhaus, a stay-at-home father, an avid violin player and a puppet designer for his son Felix – among many things.
Every two weeks a language falls asleep. Most threatened languages belong to indigenous communities such as Kusunda in Nepal. Co-created by shaman Lil Bahadur and his granddaughter Hima, this is a story about language revitalization.
Takashi lost his eyesight in grade school. Though he can recreate the world in his mind, he began to lose interest with fewer things to enjoy. One day, his friend Shinji invites him to a steam locomotive ceremony, which changes how he sees the world.
"What does the hangman think about when he goes home at night from work?"
End of Night is a cinematic VR experience about the tormenting memories of one man's escape from Denmark to Sweden during WWII.
It is a VR interactive animation on the theme of paternal love.
An audio-visual artwork. The viewer visits the optical art and sound objects of an otherworldly home
At times psychedelic at times meditative, ELELE is a sensory and intuitive VR experience featuring only your hands.
"CUE [Archive]" is an "archive" of XR Live "CUE", performed in NEWVIEW FEST 2021 at Shibuya PARCO, Japan, on Jan 22. We sampled, edited, and reconstructed the original audio-visual experience to create a new and fresh experience, "CUE [Archive]".
0AR (zero AR) is a collection of short dance works in Augmented Reality (AR) suitable for all ages.
The "Yaoyorozu" visualized through AR
An MR multiplayer experience about anxious eggs where users merge the digital with the physical.
Filmed entirely inside the world of VR, this vérité documentary captures the excitement and surprising intimacy of a burgeoning cultural movement, demonstrating the power of online connection in an isolated world.
*This film will be shown in 2D.
Typeman has been needed by many human beings. However, he has been forgotten by people. You will meet Typeman in a room of an old building. When you encounter Typeman, what feelings will you have for him and how will you act toward him?
An ancient Egyptian adventure. Lost in an unknown temple of the gods, survive your way out.
120 minutes: 3,500 yen (tax included) per person
Experience fee: Free of charge
*Experience time varies depending on the work.
・VeeR（Limited number of contents）
・Experiece fee：Free to charge
・Online Screening will be avaiable until 20:00 JST on December 16th.