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.

1st Step

Documentary, 14’, Germany, 2019

Director: Jörg Courtial, Maria Courtial

Synopsis: Legendary Footprints – A breathtaking journey into space following in the tracks of the Apollo missions, from the rocket launch up to their return on earth.

Saving my Oasis

Documentary, 9’, Denmark, 2020

Director: Robert Fox

Synopsis: Morocco. M’Hamid Oasis has experienced his childhood oasis being covered with sand because of desertification. Visiting Nomads of Sahara he comes up with an idea to win over the Sahara.

A Safe Guide to Dying

Fiction, 13’, USA/Greece, 2020

Director: Dimitris Tsilifonis

Synopsis: The quest of a self-deprecating man exploring different suicide methods inside a lifelike videogame simulation.

Hominidae

Animation, 7’, USA, 2019

Director: Brian Andrews

Synopsis: Against a landscape of X-ray imagery and wild anatomical reimagination, a mother and her children struggle for survival. This experience follows an Arachnid Hominid, an intelligent creature with human and spider physiology.

Paradoxa

Animation, 11’, Spain 2020

Director: Onionlab

Synopsis: Paradoxa is a virtual reality video about time travel. It portrays a journey showing different elements of the past, present and our idea of the future. Thanks to these powerful images, the audience experiences the sensation of travelling through different periods of time.

Rain Fruits

Fiction, 14’, South Korea, 2020

Director: Sngmoo Lee & Youngyun Song

Synopsis: Based on a personal writing of Thura, an alien worker from Myanmar in Korea. Thura depicts social inequalities and discrepancies against alien workers while sharing his poetic comments on the glamour and dark sides of the modern capitalist society.

Send Me Home

Documentary, 13’, USA, 2018

Director: Cassandra Evanisko

Synopsis: Before a witness recantation led to his immediate exoneration and release, Rickey Jackson spent four decades in prison for a murder he did not commit. A 360° portrait of one of the longest-serving exonerees in U.S.history in his surreal, new life post prison.

VR Free

Documentary, 10’, Italy, 2019

Director: Milad Tangshir

Synopsis: VR Free explores the nature of incarceration spaces by portraying slices of life inside a prison in Turin, Italy.

After the Fallout

Documentary, 15’, Switzerland/USA, 2019

Director: Sam Wolson

Synopsis: 360-degree experience pushes past traditional documentary tropes to evoke the reality and emotional gravity of life in Fukushima, ten years after the 2011 nuclear disaster.

Ferenj: A Graphic Memoir in VR

Animation, 9’, USA, Ethiopia, 2020

Dirección: Ainslee Alem Robson

Synopsis: Ferenj is a visual dialogue between memory, reality, and the digital. This immersive graphic memoir is crafted from the director’s reconstructed memories questioning the meaning of home and identity as a mixed-race, Ethiopian-American growing up amidst cultural dissonance.


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