The Venice Virtual Reality section of the 75th Venice Film Festival will be available to audiences worldwide thanks to VRrOOm’s Virtual Reality platform.
Venice Virtual Reality on VRroom
The Biennale di Venezia announces a new initiative for the Venice Virtual Reality section, launched with great success at the 2017 Venice Film Festival, which will showcase a program of 40 projects at the 2018 Film Festival on the island of Lazzaretto Vecchio (Lido di Venezia) and a Competition section.
Thanks to the innovative multimedia platform VRrOOm, the public all around the world will be able to watch the VR projects presented at Venice Virtual Reality 2018 from September 8th to October 8th 2018. The availability of the works will thus be extended beyond the period of the 75th Venice Film Festival (29 August - 8 September 2018).
At launch, VRrOOm’s VR app will be available on iOS, Android, and Google Daydream systems for VR-enabled mobile phones, allowing the audience to watch content curated by the world’s finest festivals and cultural events either in a magic window mode on smartphones, or in VR mode with a mobile- or PC-based VR headsets compatible with such as HTC and Oculus headsets. The app will be free to access during the launch period.
The program will include VR films such as:
by WEY SAM, TAO FANGCHAO
China, USA / 7’ / stand up
by ASSAF MACHNES
with Indal Kabada, Alan Godying, Tom Kroszynski / Israel, UK / 9’ / VR theatre
by MARC GUIDONI, producer: JOANNA SZYBIST
with Robert William Bradford, Madalina Constantin, Dan Rosson, Walter Dickerson, Julie Judd, Kester Lovelace, Charles Morillon, Natalia Pujszo, Gaya Verneuil / France / 30’
EVEN IN THE RAIN
by LINDSAY BRANHAM
USA, Central African Republic / 16’ / VR theatre
HALF LIFE VR – SHORT VERSION
by ROBERT CONNOR
with Amanda Åkesson, Sarah-Jane Brodbeck, Frida Hambreus / Sweden / 12’ / VR theatre
ISLE OF DOGS: BEHIND THE SCENES (IN VIRTUAL REALITY)
by WES ANDERSON, VR by FELIX and PAUL
with Bryan Cranston, Bill Murray, Edward Norton, Liev Schreiber, Jeff Goldblum, Scarlett Johansson, Tilda Swinton, Bob Balaban / Canada, UK, USA / 6’ / VR theatre
METRO VEINTE: CITA CIEGA
by MARIA BELEN PONCIO, producer: EZEQUIEL LENARDON
with Delfina Diaz Gavier, Cristobal Lopez Baena / Argentina / 17’
by DENIZ TORTUM, producer: ANNA MARIA ASLANOGLU
(inspired by the Biennale College – Cinema feature film YUVA, by Emre Yeksan) with Okan Bozkuş, Berk Akman, Turgut Ekinci, Çağdaş Akar, Nihat Can Tinas / Turkey / 12’/ VR theatre