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VR the World – Virtual Reality & 360° Film Competition

MISSION STATEMENT

VR the World is looking for compelling films that explore the possibilities of virtual reality in ways which challenge our most basic perceptions and ideas about visual language, storytelling, participation and voyeurism. There are no limitations in relation to genre, what we are interested in are pieces under 30 minutes that give us the opportunity to unlearn our preset mode of gazing, engaging and feeling. Instead of replicating tropes of traditional cinema, the films should use the potential of virtual reality to add a new layer of understanding of the subject approached, otherwise inaccessible to us. We understand immersion not as just high fidelity CGI imaging, but as a mental process triggered within each viewer.

PROGRAM COORDINATION
Diana Mereoiu
Daniel Ebner 

The Selection for VR the World 2018

For the international Virtual Reality & 360° Film competition VR the World 8 works from 7 different countries were selected:

I Need Space

Lake Baikal: The Science and Spirituality of Extreme Water Episode 1: Winter Spirit Michael Owen, Georgy Molodtsov, Russia/USA 2016, 7 min
L.  Adrián Regnier Chávez, Mexico 2017, 7 min
Fluchtpunkt Béla Baptiste, Austria 2018, 6 min
Alteration Jérôme Blanquet, France 2017, 18 min

It's In Your Head

Devil's Lungs Alla Kovgan, Finland/US, 2018, 10 min
Escape Route  Dirk Koy, Switzerland 2017, 3 min
Notes on Blindness: Into Darkness Arnaud Colinart, Amaury La Burthe, Peter Middleton, James Spinney, France 2016, 7 min
Planet Infinity Momoko Seto, France 2017, 6 min