- Films and events
Step into a new dimension of storytelling with immersive art and extended reality (XR).
LFF Expanded is supported by Simon and Harley Hessel
With our LFF Expanded programme we are branching out to include new forms of visual storytelling, presenting artists’ work from across different media. This year’s programme features 18 different projects in Virtual and Augmented Reality and Immersive Audio, as well as Interactive Performance from all over the world. You can experience these works at our main physical exhibition at 26 Leake Street and other venues near London’s South Bank, and on our virtual exhibition space The Expanse, which is globally accessible and free of charge.
A poetic VR piece that interrogates the fragility of relationships in a time of social distance.
Atomic / Ghost in the Atom
This astonishing immersive installation by Finnish artists collective HNV comprises two different art works, each contemplating the history and legacy of nuclear waste.
This participatory digital artwork is a cyclical performance of ritualised social humiliation, confronting you with the involuntary choices of your digitally created twin.
This immersive film project makes us aware of how closely modern forms of economic enslavement compare with earlier forms that ‘civilised’ society claims to have cast aside.
Eternal Return is a choreographed mixed reality exhibition exploring the future of memory. Acclaimed Swedish artist duo Lundahl & Seitl has teamed up with UK-based studio ScanLAB Projects to realise this ambitious project.
Immerse yourself in a spectacle like no other. Unfolding in complete darkness, this captivating and challenging performance by cutting-edge production company Darkfield will blow your mind.
Explore stunning graphic art works and beautiful animations by French artists Adrien M & Claire and Brest Brest Brest via a dedicated public open-air installation.
This interactive VR dance performance invites you to be part of a communal experience exploring themes of community and sacrifice by means of immersive technology.
Journey around a deserted island as you explore this visually stunning world premiere and festival debut by two visionary VR artists.
Employing striking VR animation, Asif Kapadia tells the story of Laika, the stray dog that the Soviet Union sent into orbit, in this exclusive LFF Expanded world premiere.
A Life in Pieces: The Diary and Letters of Stanley Hayami
Step into the wartime diary of a young Japanese-American teenager as he describes his internment during the Second World War, due to his ethnic background.
Find yourself immersed in the poetic landscapes of acclaimed visual artist Jakob K Steensen, whose latest VR work transforms exclusive photographic material into a symphony of light and sound.
Missing Pictures: Tsai Ming-Liang
The VR series finds one of Taiwan’s most acclaimed filmmakers journeying into his childhood dreams.
Museum of Austerity
Museum of Austerity is a mixed reality exhibition that preserves memories of public and private events from the austerity era.
Acclaimed Nigerian filmmaker Joel Kachi Benson’s VR documentary shows how one person with a vision can transform a whole community by means of education.
This immersive audio walk transforms the sounds and voices around you into a poetic environment that asks you to perceive the world anew.
Hsin-Chien Huang’s latest work will transport you through space and time, blowing your mind with extraordinary visualisations of human existence in an ecstasy of colour and form.
Leon Oldstrong’s first VR film shines a light on a violent knife crime from multiple perspectives in an attempt to empathise with all parties involved.