Virtual Reality Pop Up Cinema

Virtual Reality creates new visual experiences and opens up new ways of storytelling.

On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the cooperation between Québec and Bavaria, the VR POP UP KINO presents seven current documentary VR/360° experiences from Bavaria and Québec in the Space-Age Kunststoffhaus Futuro at the Pinakothek der Moderne.

We go on a space mission with NASA astronauts, ride our motorcycles from Ho Chi Minh City to Bangkok, float on a red velvet chair through the Munich National Theater, immerse ourselves in the world of a bipolar young woman and much more - in an outstanding selection of forms of representation and narrative.



Canada 2018, directed by Kalina Bertin, in collaboration with Sandra Rodriguez, Nicolas S. Roy and Fred Casia, Produced by Sandra Rodriguez EyeSteelFilm_Creative Reality and, 12 min.

Explore the exuberant and chaotic bipolar world of Felicia and François. The user will embark on a journey to decipher the whirlwind of mania, psychosis and depression.


Canada 2018, created by Michel Huneault, in collaboration with Maude Thibodeau and Chantal Dumas, produced by NFB, in collaboration with Le Devoir, Phi and Dpt., 15 min.

Photographer Michel Huneault takes you to Roxham Road, the location with the largest number of irregular border crossings by asylum seekers moving from the United States to Canada. Based on 32 true stories.


Canada 2018, written and directed by Félix Lajeunesse und Paul Raphaël, produced by Felix & Paul StudiosFelix & Paul Studios, 20 min.

Witness the lives of NASA astronauts as they navigate the trials and sacrifices of their training and missions. Explore the camaraderie of space programs around the world, and discover the latest advancements and plans for deep space exploration.


USA, Kanada 2018, directed by Roger Ross Williams, in collaboration with Félix Lajeunesse and Paul Raphaël, co-directed by Ayesha Naradajah, produced by Ayesha Naradajah, Johan Robinson and Felix & Paul Studios, 21 min.

TRAVELING WHILE BLACK is a cinematic VR experience that immerses the viewer in the long history of restriction of movement for black Americans and the creation of safe spaces in our communities. Visit historic Ben's Chili Bowl and join patrons as they share and reflect on their experiences. Confronting the way Americans understand and talk about race, TRAVELING WHILE BLACK highlights the urgent need to facilitate a dialogue about the challenges minority travelers still face today.


Germany 2019, directed by Emil Spiewok, produced by Caroline Muhl, Fimcrew Media GmbH, Vtopia360, 20-40 min.

A travel documentary set on one of the most beautiful motorcycle routes in South East Asia. Meandering from Ho Chi Minh City to Bangkok we cross countries shaken by wars and political turmoil – Local perspectives, problems and dreams are center stage in this VR experience.


Germany 2018, directed and produced by Christian Felder, 7 min.

The mini documentary "Fat Cap" tells the story of the artists of the "Scale" Festival. Graffiti artist Daniel Man brought the international stars of the Mural scene to Munich for this project.


Germany 2018, directed by Daniel Moshel, produced by Bavarian State Opera, 5 min.

With V-ARIA everyone can dive into the dazzling and overwhelming world of opera. On a red velvet chair from the Munich National Theatre you travel through the opera house, meet musicians, dancers and great singers. 

Space-Age Kunststoffhaus Futuro,
Die Neue Sammlung, Pinakothek der Moderne, 
Barer Str. 40, 80333 München
9th to 19th May 2019
Monday to Sunday, 10:00 am to 6 pm
Thursday until 8 pm
Thursday, 9th May from 3 pm
Free admission







Myriam Achard, Centre Phi Montréal

A driving force in communications, Myriam Achard has more than 20 years of experience in public relations and press relations. For the past 10 years, she has worked with Phoebe Greenberg to develop and promote the Canadian and international avant-garde arts scene. She has been Director of Public Relations and Communications at the Phi Centre since it opened in 2012, and is Director of Communications for the DHC/ART Foundation for Contemporary Art.

Astrid Kahmke, Bayerisches Filmzentrum, Creative Director

As Creative Director of the Bavarian Film Centre, Astrid has also been Head of the "European Creators' Lab" for artistic VR developers since 2017. For several years she has been curating the "i4c-Events", which grows into the international competition for narrative VR - "Virtual Worlds" in July under her direction. Astrid also works as a VR producer for INVR.Space.

Oliver Seibert, Bayerisches Filmzentrum, Deputy of the Management Board

Studied media informatics at the Brandenburg University of Applied Sciences, developed numerous learning apps on topics such as negotiation and team management. At the Film Center he is responsible for project planning, cost controlling, IT management, press and public relations.


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