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Venice Virtual Reality

29 August – 7 September 2019

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 76th Festival


Lazzaretto Vecchio island, where the Venice VR section (Competition, Biennale College Cinema – VR, Best of VR – Out of Competition) of the 76th Venice International Film Festival is to 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.

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 Venice Film Festival, to the so-called “VR Island”. In addition to the Virtual Reality Immersive Stories from the Competition, Biennale College VR projects and Best of VR selection, other 12 VR Immersive Stories projects will also be presented in the context of Venice Production Bridge.

The Venice Virtual Reality official selection will be held at the Lazzaretto Vecchio (“VR Island”) from August 29th to September 7th, with press previews on August 27 – 28, in the afternoon.


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

The following VR viewing methods will be available:

  • seated viewing with visor in the VR Theatre
  • stand-up viewing (interactively or not)
  • three-dimensional installations with many forms of interaction


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.


All accreditation pass holders may attend the VR section upon reservation.

VR Accreditation

As part of the 76th Venice International Film Festival, persons over 18 years of age have the possibility to request a special VR accreditation. VR accreditations are valid for admissions, upon booking and depending on availability, to the Venice Virtual Reality section on the Lazzaretto Vecchio island.

VR accreditations can be purchased in two versions: Full, valid for five days (from 3rd to 7th September), costing € 60, and Daily, valid for one day, costing € 20.

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


Online request


Online booking


In order to qualify for the service it is necessary to be registered at the Boxol website. Then, link your accreditation code to the boxol account. The accreditation code is printed on your badge, just under the barcode or in the heading of the e-mail. It’s not possible to link more than one code to each account.

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.


Accreditation code:

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 information: 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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