• Free Public Event

    Virtual Reality Experience

  • Free Public Event

    Virtual Reality Experience

FREE EVENT, no ticket needed

In partnership with the University of California Riverside, ShortFest is excited to announce its Virtual Reality Experience.  

FREE to the public and open for one day only, guests will be immersed in thrilling experiences and get a taste of the immense potential virtual reality has in overcoming economic, physical, social and geographical boundaries.  

Thursday June 23 | open 10AM-5PM | Renaissance Hotel

The Visitor, narrative film VR experience
Inside Impact: East Africa, VR film
Kismet, virtual reality video game experience  

Event Details

Date: Jun 23 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

The Visitor

In this work of philosophical horror, at an austere compound in the desert a woman waits for her greatest fear to materialize.

Directed by James Kaelan; Cinematography by Eve M. Cohen; with Aaron Ramzi and Sarah Himedah

In Attendance: James Kaelan | Eve Cohen | Blessing Yen

the visitor

Inside Impact: East Aftrica

Presented by the Clinton Foundation

A Journey with President Clinton and the Clinton Global Initiative"Inside Impact: East Africa" is an eight-minute virtual reality film that allows people around the world to join President Clinton and Chelsea Clinton on their trip to East Africa in spring 2015 - and see first-hand how Commitments to Action made by CGI members are changing lives and empowering communities. The film also provides viewers multiple perspectives of modern Africa - from modern downtown Nairobi to Kibera, the largest slum in Africa, a short distance away.


Kismet, A New Original VR Experience | Developed by Psyop

Powered by a deck of 22 hand-painted Tarot cards and an accurate real-time map of the solar system, Kismet is meant to be experienced daily, with unique outcomes every calendar day that are directly tied to not only the cards that you choose, but your individual birth date and the actual alignment of celestial bodies at the time of your reading. Seated across a table from an enchanted automaton with the power to look into the future, you'll be transported to a place where magic is real. Named after the mysterious character at its core, Kismet is inspired by the mystic arts of tarot and astrology, brought to life in a beautifully detailed, handmade, gothic style.

In Attendance: David Chontos, Creator

2016 ShortFest Archive