Screen School VR Lab

Returning to ASFF, we re-launch the renowned Screen School VR Lab in partnership with London College of Communication – a platform for audiences to explore film like never before. Take your viewing experience into new dimensions and be immersed in some of the world’s most exciting new technologies.

Screenings are complemented by a series of panel discussions which truly delve into the making and realisation of VR and 360 film through the lens of ethics, production and storytelling. Questions are asked: What might the cinematic landscape look like in the future? What are the implications of working with immersive film?

360 Film Screenings

Wednesday-Saturday 10:00-23:00
Sunday 10:00-18:00
The Keregan Room, York Theatre Royal

360 screening sessions run for 45 minutes. Places are limited and must be booked at the festival hub upon arrival on the day of the event. Tickets for the day’s session will be released at 09:00 on the day and are available on a first come first served basis.

Immersive Experiences

Friday-Sunday 10:00-18.00
De Grey Rooms Workshop




In Partnership with London College of Communication

For the second year running, we are proud to be working in partnership with London College of Communication’s Screen School Programme to bring VR and Immersive experiences to ASFF. Screen School goes beyond traditional academic models, designed instead to bring film and television together with the disciplines of games, animation, sound arts and design and live events.



VR Discussions

Running alongside the Screen School VR Lab, we invite industry professionals and practitioners to share their experiences of working with new technologies. In these relaxed discussions, our guests explore the practicalities and challenges of VR filmmaking, considering practical techniques as well as the potential of VR, its role in the future of cinema and its purpose beyond the realm of filmmaking.



Terms and conditions:


Times and Venues

Event details, including speakers, times and venues are subject to change.

Collecting Tickets

Upon purchasing your tickets, you will receive a receipt by email. This receipt is not your pass or ticket, and must be exchanged at the Festival Hub at York Theatre Royal.The Festival Hub will be open from 09:30 on Wednesday 7 November 2018. Tickets cannot be collected before this time.

Entry to Venues

Seating at screenings is allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Seating is not reserved at screenings, and a Festival Pass or ticket does not guarantee you a seat at your chosen screening.Festival staff will be present at all venues, and will be able to advise you on venue capacity and available seats when you arrive.

Restricted Screenings

Please note that the majority of screenings will be certificate 12A with some certificate 15.A special Family Friendly programme will be screened throughout the Festival. Family Friendly screening 1 is suitable for young children, while Family Friendly 2 & 3 are suitable for children aged 8+. Please see the festival programme for Family Friendly screening times.

Student Tickets

Please note that in order to purchase a Student Ticket, you must have a valid student card as proof of ID. The student card must be valid during the festival and must be shown in order to collect your Festival Pass. Festival Passes with a student discount cannot be issued without a valid student card.

Refund Policy

For information regarding refunds and deliveries, view our Refund and Delivery Policy.