A selection of the most terrifying VR works and the most futuristic and imaginative fictions that have passed through festivals like the one in Venice and that put the spectator as the protagonist of the immersive story itself.
Fiction, 4’, USA, 2020
Director: Brian Andrews
Synopsis: The interruption in the middle of a celebratory dinner by one of Warren’s failed experiments in his apartment seeking revenge.
Animation, 5’, Spain, 2020
Director: Jesús Fernández
Synopsis: Ironic and dark current socio-political criticism, narrated by a rap-style voice with powerful dubstep music. Vocals in English.
Animation, 4’, France, 2020
Director: Mihai Grecu
Synopsis: Being inside one of the darkest paintings in the history of art – Goya’s “Saturn Devouring His Son”
Animation, 10’ Australia, 2019
Director: Isobel Knowles and Van Sowerwine
Synopsis: Passenger is a 360 degree stop-motion VR film that tells the story of arriving in a new country to live. Your taxi driver, himself a migrant to Australia, navigates the new terrain with you, acting as your guide.
Documentary, 33’, United Kingdom, 2020
Director: Elliot Grave
Synopsis: Through five awe-inspiring episodes, you’ll be plunged into the micro-world of bugs, experience the conflicts, courtships, and communities of this micro-world in awe-inspiring detail.
The deadly lullaby, 6′
The fast & flight, 7′
The trap door, 6′
The duel at Dawn, 7′
The mighty makers, 7′
Animation, 8’, France, 2020
Director: François Vautier
Synopsis: A metallic tetrahedron floats through a milky abyss. All is calm – until this geometric form suddenly deconstructs, atomizing into billions of fragments. What was once a negative space is now dense with chaos. Through purely abstract forms and movement, Recoding Entropia questions the spectator’s place in the universe, offering an immersive journey into the mysteries of extinction and rebirth.