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The films of Venice Virtual Reality Section

22 feature films in Competition e 3 developed at Biennale College Cinema.

The Venice International Film Festival was one of the first festivals in the world to express interest in Virtual Reality and announces this year the first-ever competition for films made in Virtual Reality.

Competition Line-up

MELITA
by NICOLÁS ALCALÁ
Animation film / USA / 24’ / Oculus Stand Up
 

LA CAMERA INSABBIATA
by LAURIE ANDERSON, HSIN-CHIEN HUANG
Animation film / USA, Taiwan / 20’ / Installation
 

THE LAST GOODBYE
by GABO ARORA, ARI PALITZ
USA / 20’ / Installation
 

MY NAME IS PETER STILLMAN
by LYSANDER ASHTON
Animation film / Great Britain / 6’ / Oculus Stand Up
 

ALICE, THE REALITY PLAY
by MARIE JOURDRENMATHIAS CHELEBOURG
with Robin Berry, Josh Jefferies / France / 20’ / Installation
 

ARDEN’S WAKE (EXPANDED)
by EUGENE YK CHUNG
Animation film / USA / 16’ / Oculus Stand Up
 

GREENLAND MELTING
by NONNY DE LA PEÑA, CATHERINE UPIN, JULIA CORT, RANEY ARONSON-RATH
USA / 11’ / Vive Stand Up
 

BLOODLESS
by GINA KIM
South Korea, USA / 12’ / VR Theater
 

NOTHING HAPPENS
by URI KRANOT, MICHELLE KRANOT
Animation film / Denmark, France / 14’ / Vive Stand Up
 

SHI MENG LAO REN (THE DREAM COLLECTOR)
by MI LI
Animation film / China / 11’ / Oculus Stand Up
 

SNATCH VR HEIST EXPERIENCE
by RAFAEL PAVÓN, NICOLÁS ALCALÁ
with Rupert Grint, Luke Pasqualino, Lucien Laviscount, Phoebe Dynevor
USA / 5’ / Installation
 

REBEL QUEEN
by RICHARD MILLS, KIM-LEIGH PONTIN
Animation film / Great Britain / 15’ / Vive Stand Up
 

PROXIMA
by MATHIEU PRADAT
with Adde Fabrice, Djaga Maud / France / 9’ / VR Theater
 

CHUANG (IN THE PICTURES)
by QING SHAO
Animation film / China / 5’ / VR Theater
 

DISPATCH
by EDWARD ROBLES
Animation film / USA, Great Britain / 6’ / Oculus Stand Up
 

THE ARGOS FILE
by JOSEMA ROIG
with Joshua Furtado, Matthew Amerman, April Fritz, Jamie Slovon / USA / 4’ / VR Theater
 

GOMORRA VR - WE OWN THE STREETS
by ENRICO ROSATI
with Marco D’Amore, Salvatore Esposito, Fabio De Caro / Italy / 14’ / VR Theater
 

DRAW ME CLOSE: A MEMOIR
by JORDAN TANNAHILL
Canada, Great Britain / 15’ / Installation
 

JIA ZAI LANRE SI (THE DESERTED)
by TSAI MING-LIANG
with Lee Kang-sheng, Chen Shiang-chyi, Lu Yi-ching, Yin Shin / Taiwan / 55’ / VR Theater
 

I SAW THE FUTURE
by FRANÇOIS VAUTIER
France / 5’ / VR Theater
 

HVER SIN STILHED (SEPARATE SILENCES)
by DAVID WEDEL
with Elias Munk, Sine Lindstorff Kjeldsen, Marcus Aurelius Christensen, Anna Nøhr Tolstrup, Erik Engedal Christensen / Denmark / 17’ / Installation
 

FREE WHALE
by ZHANG PEIBIN
Animation film / China / 7’ / Oculus Stand Up

Biennale College Cinema VR
Out of Competition

CHROMATICA
by FLAVIO COSTA / producer: LAURA CATALANO
with Camilla Diana, Christian Burruano / Italy / 17’ / VR Theater

DENOISE (BEAUTIFUL THINGS)
by GIORGIO FERRERO / producer: FEDERICO BIASIN
with Van Quattro, Danilo Tribunal, Andrea Pavoni Belli, Vito Mirizzi / Italy / 12’ / VR Theater

ON/OFF
by CAMILLE DUVELLEROY, ISABELLE FOUCRIER / producer: LAURENT DURET
France / 10’ / VR Theater

The three projects were developed at Biennale College Cinema. Denoise (Beautiful Things) was entirely financed by La Biennale di Venezia. Chromatica was also financed by La Biennale di Venezia, with support from SONY.

Venice Production Bridge 2017 - Previous Works
Out of Competition

SENS – PART 1
by CHARLES AYATS, MARC-ANTOINE MATHIEU
Animation film / France / 10’ / VR Theater

ALTERATION
by JEROME BLANQUET
Fiction / France / 16’ / VR Theater

HEAL TOMORROW
by ROMAIN CHASSAING
Music Video / Great Britain / 4’ / VR Theater

MULE
by GUY SHEMERDINE
Fiction / USA / 6’ / VR Theater

The four projects participated in the 2016 Venice Gap-Financing Market of the Venice Production Bridge.

Best of VR
Out of Competition

DEAR ANGELICA
by SASCHKA UNSELD
Animation film / USA / 13’ / Oculus Stand Up

MIYUBI
di FÉLIX LAJEUNESSE, PAUL RAPHÄEL
with Owen Vaccaro, P.J. Byrne, Richard Riehle, Emily Bergl, Ted Sutherland, Tatum Kensington Bailey, Lindsay Arnold, Noah Crawford, Jeff Goldblum
Canada / 40’ / VR Theater


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