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PHI is putting its internationally recognized expertise to work by presenting the initiative of a free VR Library, accessible by appointment, exclusively for creators, artists and industry professionals, providing free access to a variety of works to inspire, enrich knowledge and provide tools for creation.

The growth of immersive experience production at the crossroads of art and new technologies is reaching more and more cultural enterprises and artist collectives. However, the lack of accessibility of virtual reality projects hinders the creativity and development of creators wishing to engage in the production of innovative projects.

Please note that the VR Library takes place at the PHI Centre and that consultations of works are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Fill out the form to request an appointment.

Available Works

Spheres I 2

Spheres I, II, III

Directed by Eliza McNitt, produced by Jess Engel, Arnaud Colinart and Dylan Golden

United States, France / 13 minutes / English / 2018

A three-part journey through space and the sounds that can be heard there.

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Space Explorers Episode One: Adapt

Written and directed by Felix Lajeunesse and Paul Raphael, Felix & Paul Studios

Canada / 29 min / English / 2020

The arrival of a new crew of astronauts aboard the International Space Station as they discover the joy, wonder and danger of living in space.
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Cirque du Soleil: Dreams of O

Written and directed by Francois Blouin, Felix Lajeunesse & Paul Raphaela Felix & Paul Studios and Cirque du Soleil co-production


Canada / 12 min / English / 2017

A virtual reality universe comprising aerial acrobatics, daring dives, fire and the surreal amphibious characters.

MINIMUM MASS

Minimum Mass

By Raqi Syed, Areito Echevarriaf

New Zealand, France, USA / 20 min / English / 2020

The story of a couple who experience a series of miscarriages and come to believe their children are being born in another dimension.
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7 Lives

Directed by Jan Kounen


France, Luxembourg, Belgium / 25 min / English, French / 2019

A near death experience on a subway platform in Tokyo takes you to a strange world with access to memories and fear of people around you.

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Gloomy Eyes

Written and directed by Fernando Maldonado, Jorge Tereso, Co Written by Santiago Amigorena, produced (3DAR) and ATLAS V with music by AHRE Studio

France, Argentina, USA / 3 x 8 minutes / English, French / 2020

The darkness awoke the dead from their graves...

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Ex Anima

Directed by Bartabas and Pierre Zandrowicz, produced by Antoine Cayrol and Théâtre Équestre Zingaro, Arte France, Atlas V and MK2 Films

France / 13 minutes / No dialogue / 2019

Together, we move through space and time, as the viewer increasingly becomes the horse.

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Vestige

Directed by Aaron Bradbury, Atlas, produced by Paul Mowbray, Antoine Cayrol, and Jill Klekas Basmajian

UK, France, USA / 13 minutes / French / 2018

A volumetric journey of lost love.

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BattleScar Episodes 1, 2, 3

Created by Nico Casavecchia and Martin Allais, produced by Atlas V, 1stAveMachine and Fauns, in collaboration with ARTE France and Kaleidoscope, narrated by Rosario Dawson


USA, France / 3 x 10 minutes / English, French / 2018-2020

A story of initiation that takes us to the heart of New York's punk scene in the 1970s, in the footsteps of Lupe and Debbie, two young women wanting to set up a rock band.

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Traveling While Black

Directed by Academy Award-winning director Roger Ross Williams and Ayesha Nadarajah in collaboration with Felix & Paul Studios

USA / 21 minutes / English / 2018

Traveling While Black highlights the urgent need to facilitate a dialogue about the challenges minority travelers still face today.

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Gymnasia

Directed by Chris Lavis and Maciek Szczerbowski, produced by the National Film Board of Canada and Felix & Paul Studios

Canada / 7 minutes / No dialogue / 2019

Gymnasia is a place where the ghostly ephemera of a lost childhood awaits you.

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Alegría: A Spark of Light

Directed by François Blouin, Félix Lajeunesse and Paul Raphaël

Canada / 14 min / No dialogue / 2020

Alegría - A Spark of Light is a universal tale of renewal and enlightenment.

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Accused no.2: Walter Sisulu

Directed by Nicolas Champeaux and Gilles Porte

France / 15 minutes / English / 2018

Accused no.2 brings to life the testimony and cross-examination of Walter Sisulu, the ANC's unsung hero, and Mandela's mentor.

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Ayahuasca

Directed by Jan Kounen, produced by Atlas V, a_BAHN and Small

France, Luxembourg / 20 minutes / No dialogue / 2019

A spiritual journey through the realms of medicinal plants.

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The Book of Distance

Written and created by Randall Okita, produced by the National Film Board of Canada

Canada / 25 minutes / English, French, Japanese / 2020

Artist Randall Okita, leads us on an interactive virtual pilgrimage through an emotional geography of immigration and family to recover what was lost.
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Agence

Created by Pietro Gagliano, produced by the National Film Board of Canada

Canada / 5-10 minutes / English with French, Spanish, German, Korean, Japanese and simplified Chinese subtitles / 2020

Agence places the fate of artificially intelligent creatures in your hands—will you maintain their peaceful existence, or throw them into a state of chaos?
Parliament

Parliament: The Virtual Experience

A co-production by the Library of Parliament and the National Film Board of Canada

Canada / 15 minutes / 2020

This immersive journey takes you deep into the heart of Parliament, where historic spaces spring to life with magic realism.
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Museum of Symmetry

Directed by Paloma Dawkins, produced by the National Film Board of Canada

Canada / 20 minutes / 2018

An absurdist mind-and-body romp through the feel-good alter-universe of cartoonist and animator Paloma Dawkins. 
Dream

Dream

Directed by Philippe Lambert, produced by the National Film Board of Canada

Canada / 10 minutes / 2018

Dream is an online experience-generating system based on the unique mechanisms of dreams.
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Biidaaban: First Light

Created by Lisa Jackson, Mathew Borrett, Jam3 and the National Film Board of Canada

Canada / 6-8 minutes / 2018

Biidaaban: First Light illuminates how Indigenous languages can provide a framework for understanding our place in a reconciled version of Canada’s largest urban environment.
Homestay

Homestay

Created by Paisley Smith, Jam3 and the NFB Digital Studio

Canada / 15 minutes / 2018

Homestay is a story about how total immersion in another culture can change our understanding of family and love.
Roxham

Roxham

Created by Michel Huneault, with Maude Thibodeau and Chantal Dumas, produced by the NFB, in collaboration with Le Devoir, PHI and Dpt.

Canada / 15 minutes / 2018

Photographer Michel Huneault documented border interceptions of asylum seekers moving from the United States to Canada and their confusing quest for a safe place.
VR Library Vaysha

Blind Vaysha

Directed by Théodore Ushev, produced by the National Film Board of Canada

Canada / 8 minutes / 2017

Vaysha is not like other little girls: she was born with a left eye that sees only the past and a right eye that sees only the future, and she cannot live in the present.
VR Library The Unknown Photographer

The Unknown Photographer

Created by Turbulent and the National Film Board of Canada

Canada / 12 minutes / English, French / 2015

A virtual reality journey into the fragmented memories of a First World War photographer.

Form

Corresponding to a Tuesday or Thursday of the desired month
What is the main aspect for which you would like to experience a work from the VR Library?
What are your needs and questions related to your project?

With the support of the Conseil des Arts de Montréal