Venice 2018⎢Virtual Reality (line up)

Rendez-vous in September on the Lazzaretto Vecchio island (link), few miles outside Venice for the main european event for VR artists and producers. Part of the official line-up of the Biennale Cinema, Venice Virtual Reality will showcased 40 immersives experiences (list).

Main competition is divided between a VR theater and installations, including interactive and/or linear experiences. Last year Best VR Award was ARDEN’S WAKE (EXPANDED) by Eugene YK Chung (USA). 2018 AWARDS

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COMPETITION – INTERACTIVE

Last year award was LA CAMERA INSABBIATA by Laurie Anderson and Hsin-Chien Huang (USA, Taiwan).

  • MAKE NOISE – May Abdalla (UK)
  • THE UNKNOWN PATIENT – Michael Beets (Australia)
  • BUDDY VR – Chuck Chae (South Korea)
  • UMAMI – Landia Egal, Thomas Pons (France)
  • ECLIPSE – Astruc Jonathan, Favre Aymeric (France)
  • THE HORRIFICALLY REAL VIRTUALITY – Marie Jourdren (France)
  • SPHERES – Eliza McNitt (France, USA)
  • A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES – HIDING IN PLAIN SIGHT – Kim-Leigh Pontin (UK)
  • THE ROAMING – WETLANDS – Mathieu Pradat (France)
  • KOBOLD – Max Sacker, Ioulia Isserlis (Germany)
  • AWAVENA – Lynette Wallworth  (USA, Brazil, Australia)

COMPETITION – LINEAR

Last year award was BLOODLESS by Gina Kim (South Korea, USA).

  • EVEN IN THE RAIN – Lindsay Branham (USA, Central African Republic)
  • TRAIL OF ANGELS – Kristina Buozyte (Lithuania, Belarus)
  • X-RAY FASHION – Francesco Carrozzini (USA, Denmark, India)
  • HALF LIFE VR – SHORT – Robert Connor (Sweden)
  • CROW: THE LEGEND – Eric Darnell (USA)
  • AGE OF SAIL – John Kahrs (USA)
  • MINDPALACE – Carl Krause, Dominik Stockhausen (Germany)
  • BALLAVITA – Gerda Leopold (Austria, Germany)
  • BORDERLINE – Assaf Machnes (Israel, UK)
  • SHENNONG: TASTE OF ILLUSION – Li Mi, Zheng Wang (China)
  • THE GREAT C – Steve Miller (Canada)
  • ISLE OF THE DEAD – Benjamin Nuel (France)
  • HOME AFTER WAR – Gayatri Parameswaran, Felix Gaedtke (Iraq, Germany, USA)
  • MADE THIS WAY: REDEFINING MASCULINITY – Elli Raynai, Irem Harnak (Canada)
  • LUCID – Pete Short (UK, Australia)
  • THE LAST ONE STANDING VR – Jiwen Wang, Yang Liu (China)
  • FRESH OUT – Sam Wey, Fangchao Tao (China, USA)
  • 1943: BERLIN BLITZ – David Whelan (Ireland, UK)
  • ROOMS – Christian Zipfel (Germany)

OUT OF COMPETITION – BEST OF VR – INTERACTIVE

  • VR_I – Gilles Jobin, Caecilia Charbonnier, Sylvain Chagué (Switzerland)

OUT OF COMPETITION – BEST OF VR – LINEAR

XRMust - Battlescar VR - Rosario Dawson

OUT OF COMPETITION – BIENNALE COLLEGE CINEMA – LINEAR

This part is a special program for artistic training and internships for young people. (link)

With the support of experts and international specialists in the field, BCC-VR will help existing independent filmmakers and creative professionals from all over the world to appropriate the medium of VR and learn how to adapt their knowledge to VR in a fluid transitional way. In the process participants will acquire the specific know-how around 360° immersive storytelling that will redefine the relationship between story and audience.

  • IN THE CAVE – Ivan Gergolet (Italy)
  • ELEGY – Marc Guidoni (France)
  • METRO VEINTE: CITA CIEGA – Maria Belen Poncio (Argentina)
  • FLOODPLAIN – Deniz Tortum (Turkey)

If you’ll be around, contact us (yo@xrmust.com) or on social media. 

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