The Kaleidoscope VR Film Festival Hitting the Road

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The Kaleidoscope VR Film Festival is scheduled to feature demos of 20 short films from around the world. As reported by Todd Spangler in Variety, "The fest is produced by San Francisco-based Kaleidoscope VR, a talent agency dedicated to virtual reality founded in May 2015 entrepreneur René Pinnell and former Industrial Light & Magic technical director Michael Breymann."

"'We have seen the gaming industry embrace virtual reality, and now the film industry is on the verge of the same breakthrough,'” Kaleidoscope VR’s Pinnell said in a statement, noting that major film festivals including Cannes, Sundance and Tribeca recently have featured VR projects.

The festival’s premiere sponsor is Vrideo, a VR streaming-video startup, with others including Samsung, Altspace VR and Condition One.

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