Beyond the Frame Festival is Japan’s first XR (Extended Reality) international film festival concentrating on XR works. The lineup offers a total of 23 carefully-selected cinematic works from around the world, created from bold new challenges and unbound by conventional frames. Unlike traditional movie viewing, XR is characterized by its ability to provide an intense and immersive experience in which the self becomes part of the story; narratives progress in conjunction with participants’/performers’ own gestures, and stories unfold with virtual characters superimposed on real environments.
【Odakyu Electric Railway Co., Ltd.】
Under the Nishi Shinjuku Smartcity Project, in which organizations with connections to Nishi Shinjuku have teamed up to work towards resolving urban challenges using digital technology, etc., Odakyu Electric Railway Co., Ltd leads projects designed to create attractive communities and promote the revitalization of the Nishi Shunjuku area using digital technology. By organizing the international XR film festival “Beyond the Frame Festival,” an event which connects with the world from its Shinjuku base, and by attracting a variety of people including creators to the local community, Odakyu Electric Railway’s aim is community development that generates encounters with a range of cultures and connection to the rest of the world.
Thursday, November 17 – Sunday, November 20, 2022
Hotel Century Southern Tower (Shibuya-ku, Tokyo)
Thursday, November 17 – Friday, December 16, 2022