The Portal

An immersive storytelling showcase featuring work from top talent in Augmented, Mixed and Virtual Reality.

September 20-22, 2019

The Portal returns. For the first time outside of the LA Film Festival – and the second time ever – Film Independent will showcase the most exciting new animated, documentary and fictional storytelling in 360, virtual, augmented and mixed reality from exhibitions around the world, in partnership with Loyola Marymount University School of Film and Television.

These platforms provide cutting-edge content creators an ever-expanding space to work at the intersection of imagery, audio and interactivity. Adventurous audiences can explore the best of modern XR and immersive visual storytelling at the LMU Playa Vista Campus, September 20–22, 2019.

The Portal will be FREE and open to Film Independent Members and the general public. Members will be able to RSVP in advance of the general public, with added benefits at The Portal and year-round for Arts Circle Members. Additional details and ticketing information will be made available here in the coming weeks.

Browse the lineup and watch highlights from the inaugural year of The Portal below.


LMU Playa Vista Campus
12105 W. Waterfront Dr., 2nd Floor, Suite 200
Los Angeles, CA 90094

Image: VESTIGE, dir. Aaron Bradbury, showcased at The Portal in 2018