HAMILTON, Bermuda, March 11, 2019 — The Bermuda International Film Festival (BIFF) and Hub Culture have announced the creation of BIFF Immersive, a new category for virtual reality, augmented reality and gaming as part of the Festival, powered by www.Core.Live.
BIFF Immersive is presented by Ven, Hub Culture’s global digital currency, with an award of 5,000 Ven for the winning entry in the category. It is the first time a virtual currency award has been presented as part of an international film festival and provides concrete links to the future oriented genre of Immersive, exploring the intersection of new entertainment environments driven by www.Core.Live technology.
Hub Culture Executive Producer Meg Thomson will be joining the festival this year to assist in judging the new category. She will co-present the winning award at the BIFF Awards Celebration on Sunday, March 17 at City Hall, Hamilton.
Ms. Thomson was instrumental in the imagination and creation of the Hub Culture Social Media Center present at Hub locations worldwide. She is also SVP of Worldwide Content for Globalgate Entertainment, aligned with Lionsgate Entertainment to finance and produce feature films in all languages.
Other international consortium partners include Gaumont, Kadokawa, Lotte, Televisa, Rai and Nordisk, among others. For more information, see www.globalgate.world.
Onsite at BIFF this March, visitors will be able to experience Hub Culture Virtual Reality environments, augmented reality and gaming entries which enables BIFF visitors to get a taste of the unfolding world of virtual and augmented reality during this year’s Festival. Powered by HTC Vive via headset and Core.Live’s micro computer provides visitors with access to these emerging worlds.
“We see Bermuda as a destination for a wide variety of virtual activity, including entertainment, gaming, development and vault services,” said Hub Culture Chief Strategy Officer, Stan Stalnaker. “Coordinating with BIFF and Core.Live to grow virtual reality in Bermuda is a great example of how cooperation and ecosystem developments in Bermuda are delivering real results for everyone to enjoy.” Info on Hub Culture is at https://hubculture.com with associated Ven accounts at https://ven.vc.
BIFF 2019 VR Immersion is open Tuesday through Friday March 11-15th on a first-come basis, tickets are available at BIFF.ptix.bm. Like us on Social Media through BIFF.BM & CoreLiveNetwork.