Film - Virtual Worlds Filmfest 2019


Directed by Chris Lavis, Maciek Szczerbowski


Director: Chris Lavis, Maciek Szczerbowski
Section: Virtual Worlds
Country: Canada
Year: 2019
Language: English
18+ (no age rating)



Step into the stillness of an abandoned school and enter GYMNASIA, a place where the ghostly ephemera of a lost childhood await you. Recall the particular sights and sounds of a child's world in the echoes of ball games, school lessons, and choir recitals. GYMNASIA reanimates the memories of those forgotten days. This project flawlessly blends 3-D 360° video, stop motion, miniatures, and CGI, and pushes the art of puppet animation into uncharted territory.

This VR experience is part of the Felix&Paul retrospective of VIRTUAL WORLDS, duration 7 minutes.

Please book a time slot for this VR Experience here:

The Virtual Worlds Exhibition takes place at the Isarforum, Ludwigsbrücke, 80538 Munich and will be open for the public:
2nd of July:  01:00 pm - 09:00 pm
3rd of July:  10:00 am - 09:00 pm
4th of July: 10:00 am - 07:00 pm

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Meet the director

Chris Lavis, Maciek Szczerbowski


Producer: Dana Dansereau, Félix Lajeunesse, Paul Raphaël, Rob McLaughlin, Stéphane Rituit, Loc Dao
Production Company: National Film Board of Canada,Felix & Paul Studios