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Venice Virtual Reality

30 August - 8 September 2018

Venice Virtual Reality

Venice VR at Lazzaretto Vecchio Island


For general information, please download the
Venice VR brochure

Venice Virtual Reality:
The VR line-up at the 75th Festival


Lazzaretto Vecchio island, where Venice VR, the complete official Virtual Reality selection (Competition, Biennale College Cinema - VR and Best Of sections) is exhibited as part of the 75th Venice Film Festival, 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.

Following the first edition in 2017, which was the first-ever competition for Virtual Reality films in an international film festival, the competition titled Venice Virtual Reality returns to the Venice International Film Festival as what has already come to be known as the “VR Island”.

In addition to the films from the Competition, VR projects from the Biennale College and Best Of sections, 15 VR projects seeking their financing will also be presented as part of the Venice Production Bridge.

The Venice Virtual Reality official selection will be presented on Lazzaretto Vecchio (“VR Island”) from August 30th to September 8th, with press previews on August 28th-29th, in the afternoon.

Reservations are obligatory for access to the VR Theater and can be made at the website www.labiennale.org for accredited visitors.


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 in the VR Theater
  • stand-up viewing (interactive and linear)
  • three-dimensional live interactive installations


We thank the Polo Museale Veneziano and the Provveditorato alle Opere Pubbliche for kindly allowing us to use Lazzaretto Vecchio island for Venice Virtual Reality.


The VR section is reserved for all accredited visitors; reservation required.

VR accreditation

Persons over 18 years old have the possibility to request a special VR accreditation. VR accreditation is valid for admissions, upon booking and depending on availability, to the Venice Virtual Reality section on the island of Lazzaretto Vecchio.

VR accreditation can be purchased in two versions: Full, valid for five days (from 4th to 8th September), costing € 50, and Daily, valid for one day, costing € 15.

The VR official program, with the screening schedule and the exact locations, is available on La Biennale website (www.labiennale.org). VR accreditation holders will also be given the program brochure when collecting their accreditation.


Online request


You will be allowed to make 1 booking per screening and up to 10 screenings per day.
Please note that you may be able to cancel your booking not later than 1 hour before the screening. To qualify for the service it is necessary:

First, to be registered at the Boxol website through the following link: www.boxol.it/it/registrazione.
Then, to register your accreditation in that page using the 13 digits code that you can find in the heading of the e-mail.

It will be then possible to book your screening at the following link:


An electronic booking will be sent to you by email in PDF format. It will be your responsibility to print your electronic booking and show it together with your badge at the theatre admission gate, located at Lazzaretto Vecchio Island. You can also book with your smartphone, tablet and show it on your mobile devices, without printing.
For booking info: internet@boxol.it with your name, surname and accreditation code.
Let us remind you that no shows for the screenings booked may lead to an impossibility to make further bookings.

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