Ashland Independent Film Festival introduces virtual reality documentary film

A boy watches a 6-minute Disney film in a virtual reality headset. AIFF brought in a documentary filmmaker this year who created a movie for the virtual reality medium. (KTVL/Mike Marut)

Ashland, Ore. - For the first time since it began, the Ashland Independent Film Festival brought in a documentary filmmaker who presented his film in the form of virtual reality.

The medium is unique and new in that viewers see the movie in a first-person perspective without interacting with characters.

The filmmaker met AIFF attendees at ScienceWorks Museum to discuss the movie and the medium of virtual reality.

"If i saw this kind of movie in like Tinseltown or something, it would be so crazy," Tamaria Favell, one of the users, said. "I mean, I don't know, it's totally futuristic I guess would be a good word to say? It's very unique.

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