FRIDAY 17 MAY 2019



Category: 360 Focused Showcase

Presented by: Floréal Films

Produced by: Katayoun DIBAMEHR (Floréal Films) - France, Nicolas S. ROY (DPT.) - Canada

Genre: Action/Adventure, Children's, Drama, Fantasy, Social issues, True story

Language: English, French and Arabic

Format: 3 DoF, Installation, Real time rendered, Video 360°

Original title: Ways to school

Lead artist: Zohar KFIR, Wesley ALLSBROOK

Runtime: 0h10

Projected budget: $ 200,000

Budget in place: $ 20,000

Projected production date: Autumn 2019

Pitched by: Katayoun DIBAMEHR - katayoun@florealfilms.com

This VR experience follows Youssef, a 12-year-old boy, living in the occupied West Bank, on his journey to school and offers viewers to explore his world through the lens of his fertile imagination. The VR piece allows viewers to experience a courageous journey through the eyes of the child who takes it daily – the risks, the fear and beauty of walking for a long distance each morning in order to get to school. The footage uses 360 stereoscopic footage set as the everyday reality layer, overlaid with CGI animation, children’s drawings and Tilt Brush animations activated gaze control to create a rich and active storytelling environment.

Ways to School was selected as part of international Call for the 3rd Biennale College – Cinema Virtual Reality and participated in the first workshop held in Venice from January 10th to 16th 2019. We are currently working on completing this work to premiere at the 2019 Biennale di Venezia.