This year l’ex Centrale AEM becomes for the first time satellite also of VRE Festival di Roma. From Thursday 14 to Saturday 16 October, an official selection of 30 virtual reality works from 20 different countries will be made available to the public free of charge.

FILM 360

Strands of Mind by Adrian Meyer – DE 2021


A cinematic VR experience to explore a world beyond the bounds of our human perception. A world full of mystery, of beauty and darkness. A trip into the woven nature of existence.

The Forgotten Ones by Nyasha Kadandara – TD, KE, ZW 2019


The Forgotten Ones delves into the world of the largest dumpsite in Eastern Africa, told from the perspective of the dumpsite itself. An immersive video to change beliefs, perspectives and policies towards the site by policymakers and general public.

Replacements by Jonathan Hagard – JP 2020

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“Replacements” depicts a Javanese family routinely observing their neighborhood day after day, generation after generation, replacement after replacement, it is a VR story about roots, time and change.

VR Experience

Samsara by Huang Hsin-Chien – TW 2021


In the near future, the Earth's environment will be completely destroyed by the human race. We have to abandon it and find a new planet to settle down. After many years we realize that we returned to Earth in another Era.

ByStanding by Nimrod Shapira – ISR 2021


During a rowing practice on the Tel Aviv River, the champion Jasmine Feingold lost consciousness and capsized. For almost five minutes, she remained submerged while dozens of passersby remained passive.

Il Dubbio Ep. 2 by Matteo Lonardi – ITA,  ES 2021


In Episode II, the Kenyan painter Beatrice Wanjiku reflects on the loss of her mother and how this loss has questioned her identity as an artist, shaping her work. Experience brings to light that feeling that we don't talk about but that often determines creative work.

Marco & Polo Go Round by Benjamin Steiger Levine – CA, BE 2021


Marco & Polo Go Round is a comedic love story with a very surreal twist. A couple confronts the difficulties in their relationship as gravity turns on its head and their world literally falls apart around them.

African Space Makers by The Nrb Bus Collective – KE, DE 2020


The only way to understand Urban Storytelling it's by experiencing it! Choose which film director you would like to be and experience urban Africa with your crew. This is your assignment, and this is how you are going to understand what it means to be an African Space Maker, a real urban hero!

Reformed al VR by Lino Strangis – ITA 2021

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A suggestive moving and immersive cyber-action painting of gestures, lights, visions and sounds in a place on the border between space and cyber-space. A creative combination of artificial intelligence and artistic experience.

The Hangman at Home by Michelle & Uri Kranot – DK 2020

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Inspired by the 1922 Carl Sandburg poem of the same title, this VR single-user animated, interactive experience explores the themes of responsibility and participation, focusing on the connection between spectator, witness, and accomplice while capturing pivotal moments in five interwoven stories.

The VR Lounge will be open at the following times: Thursday 14 and Friday 15 October from 18.00 to 22.00; Saturday 16 October from 11.00 to 19.00.

Access is free, but it is recommended book here.