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TECH 26 Jan 2015 | 1:03 PM

Filmmakers blur lines with virtual reality at Sundance

Whether putting moviegoers inside the yurt of a Mongolian tribe, in the studio with a musician or in the path of an oncoming train, filmmakers are blurring the lines of reality for viewers at this year's Sundance Film Festival.

TECH 27 Jan 2016 | 1:30 AM

Sundance festival embraces virtual reality

A real-life homicide, a woman who wakes up after being frozen for 30 years and a close encounter with a whale – these are some of the virtual reality films creating a buzz at this year's Sundance Film Festival.

TECH 27 Jan 2015 | 8:08 AM

Facebook's Oculus forms in-house virtual-reality film studio

Facebook Inc's Oculus VR is getting into movies with an in-house studio dedicated to making virtual-reality films and will show its first short movie at the Sundance Film Festival, the company said.

TECH 05 May 2017 | 2:08 AM

Facebook's virtual reality unit Oculus shutters film studio

Facebook Inc's virtual reality content production unit, Oculus' Story Studio, is shuttering its doors to shift focus on supporting external content makers, the company said, two years after the in-house studio launched.

TECH 26 Jan 2017 | 12:00 AM

Sundance goes green as VR makers aim to save the planet

When consumers get excited about advances in virtual reality, they are usually thinking about videogaming, new and immersive movie-watching or – let's face it – pornography.

TECH 11 May 2016 | 1:24 AM

Amazon is good for cinema industry

The Cannes film festival is partly opening the door for streaming video giants this year, allowing Amazon to make its debut on the Croisette while leaving Netflix out of its 69th annual session.

TECH 21 Jan 2015 | 4:12 PM

Hollywood's indie film pool prepares for the Amazon plunge

When Amazon Inc announced its move into the movie business, the Internet retailer sent a ripple through Hollywood's pool of independent film.

TECH 16 Nov 2017 | 10:00 PM

Unsane, Soderbergh's movie shot with an iPhone, slated for release March 2018

Moviegoers in the US can catch Steven Soderbergh's next feature film from March 23, 2018.

Technology 27 Feb 2017 | 8:50 AM

Amazon, Netflix grab a share of Oscar glory

Silicon Valley crashed Hollywood's biggest awards show as Amazon.com Inc and Netflix Inc collected the first Academy Awards for streaming services while independent studio A24 won the coveted best picture Oscar.

TECH 28 Feb 2017 | 4:21 AM

Streaming industry in historic win at Oscars

In a first for the streaming industry, Amazon Studios and Netflix walked away with Oscars, underlining their emergence as major players in the entertainment business.