A program of

Panels & VR

The VAFF will host a series of panel discussions on Friday of the Festival and an interactive Virtual Reality Lab on Saturday and Sunday of the Festival, all free and open to the public and held at Common House.

Panel Discussions

Friday, November 2
Located at Common House
Free and Open to the Public

Producers Forum
10:00 AM
A panel of leading Hollywood producers and members of the Virginia Film Festival Advisory Board.

Women in Film
A discussion of the opportunities and continuing challenges for women in the industry today hosted by Life Out Loud Films. More information about attending panelists to be announced!

VR Filmmaking
2:00 PM
Mona Kasra, assistant professor of Digital Media Design in the UVA Department of Drama, will host a conversation about the present and future of the rapidly-evolving world of VR filmmaking with leaders in the field, including Malvina Martin, executive producer of the award-winning Black Dot Films. Black Dot Films recently earned multiple Webby Awards for its work on the acclaimed Nat Geo miniseries, The Long Road Home. Martin also developed, produced, and directed the highly-successful launch of Facebook’s 360 LIVE platform – the first ever live VR broadcast which featured Neil deGrasse Tyson and streamed to millions of viewers.

Virtual Reality Lab

Saturday, November 3 and Sunday, November 4
Noon-5:00 PM
Located at Common House

The Virtual Reality Lab will present a choice of experiences to offer visitors a glimpse into what is rapidly becoming possible with VR and immersive film technologies. More information coming soon…


The 2018 Virtual Reality Lab is supported by Jefferson Technology.

Equipment and technical resources are presented by Open Source Virtual Reality

and supported by VUZE by human eyes


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