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VR Theater at Lazzaretto Vecchio Island

31 August – 5 September 2017

Vr Theater


Lazzaretto Vecchio island, where the VR Theater of the 74th Venice Film Festival will be set up, is located just a short distance from the lagoon side of the Lido, in front of Riva di Corinto and across from the Hotel Excelsior.

The VR Theater will host the Venice Virtual Reality competition, the first competition of its kind for films made using Virtual Reality (VR) technology; other VR projects from Biennale College and the Venice Production Bridge will also be presented.

The Venice Virtual Reality competition will be held at the VR Theater from August 31st to September 5th, with press previews on August 29 – 30, in the afternoon.

Reservations are obligatory for access to the VR Theater (How to reserve to be announced soon).

Transportation will be organized from the Festival area (near the Excelsior) with shuttles by bus and boat to Lazzaretto Vecchio island and back.

The following VR viewing methods will be available:

  •   >  seated viewing with visor
  •   >  stand-up viewing (interactively or not)
  •   >  three-dimensional installations


We thank the Polo Museale Veneziano for kindly allowing us to use Lazzaretto Vecchio island for Venice Virtual Reality.




Biennale Cinema
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