COMPETITION

Exhibition of the most outstanding works of the world’s production in Virtual Reality. The works in competition are eligible for the Best VR Short Film Award given by  a professional jury.

Selected 2021 

Original Title: Cruzar.
English Title: Cross.
Director´s Name: Juan Pablo Urgilés.
Duration: 12 minutes.
Country of production: Ecuador.
Year: 2020
 
Synopsis of the film

Explore the story of Agny. A Venezuelan woman who crosses several cities in Ecuador on foot and by bus, in order to meet up with her cousin and work with him for a few days to raise money and achieve her main objective: to regroup her children. The immersion and the story place the viewer in the middle of a family that seeks to reunify and, at the same time, as a witness to Agny’s adventure.

 
Original Title: Strands of Mind
English Title: Strands of Mind
Director´s Name: Adrián Meyer
Duration: 12 minutes.
Country of production: Germany.
Year: 2021
 
Synopsis of the film

Explore a world beyond the bounds of our human perceptions. A world full of mystery, beauty and darkness. Let yourself be taken on a trip into the woven nature of existence.

 
Original Title: Ajax todo poderoso
English Title: Ajax all powerful
Director´s Name: Ethan Shaftel
Duration: 15 minutes.
Country of production: EE.UU and China
Year: 2020
 
Synopsis of the film

Ajax (Henry Winkler) is a foul-mouthed, double-crossing genie addicted to the human souls he collects in exchange for granting wishes to gullible humans. However, something is different about the seemingly-naive little girl who has rubbed his lamp this time. For one thing, she’s hired a strait-laced lawyer (Chris Parnell) to negotiate her wishes, and they might have a trick or two buried in the new contract’s legalese.

 
Original Title: Bridge to Sovietopia
English Title: Bridge to Sovietopia
Director´s Name: Marie Alice Wolfszahn
Duration: 16 minutes.
Country of production:  Austria
Year: 2020
 
Synopsis of the film

BRIDGE TO SOVIETOPIA is an immersive expedition through the vestiges of scientific triumph, crumbling temples of progress and fading Soviet greatness, filmed throughout UKRAINE in 360°. Creators, citizens and defenders of this now-lost utopia share memories of their previous goals and ideals: a window into a world of imagination and experimentation within the fields of science, industry and culture.

Original Title: Pájaros de Papel
English Title: Paper Birds
Director´s Name: Alemán Heller y Federico Carlini
Duration: 30 minutes.
Country of production:  Argentina
Year: 2020
 
Synopsis of the film

Paper Birds tells the story of a nearsighted boy with an extraordinary talent for music who must find his way into a world of darkness and bring back his sister kidnapped by the shadows. Using music to open the doors that lead to an invisible world, he will measure himself against the shadows and they will reveal his purpose. This journey stimulates the senses to evoke our inner darkness and the mystery that runs through it, the unknown that we are often afraid to see. A story that revolves around qualities such as inspiration, intuition, emotion and the way music manages to evoke them.



Original Title: Ojos Rojos
English Title: Red Eyes
Director´s Name: Sngmoo Lee
Duration: 19 minutes.
Country of production: South Korea
Year: 2021
 
Synopsis of the film

A secret military chemical weapons leak turns people into mutants called Red Eyes. Before the city’s annihilation, two special forces agents volunteer for a suicide mission to destroy the tank with an antidote. Captain Ha has one more mission: confessing her feelings to her partner, Sergeant Park, before it’s too late.

Original Title: Marco & Polo Go Round
English Title: Marco & Polo Go Round
Director´s Name: Benjamin Steiger Levine
Duration: 15 minutes.
Country of production: France
Year: 2021
 
Synopsis of the film

Marco and Polo Go Round is a comedic love story with a very surreal twist. A couple confronts the difficulties in their relationship as gravity turns on its head and their world literally falls apart around them.


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