VRE19 has selected 21 international works created between 2017 and 2019. The works have been selected considering the originality of storytelling, the use of new VR / 360 ° narrative techniques, the combination of 360 ° and CGI, the quality of the skills immersive and emotional.

DRUMPOSSIBLE

Omar Rashid

Virtual reality and music. Explore new ways of conceiving art. Into the VR music lounge, you dive into 360° polyphony. Through VR Drummer and artist Fabio Vitiello multiplies himself and plays an unreleased track.

COUNTRY: Italy

YEAR: 2017

RUNNING TIME: 2:25’’

CATEGORY: Experimental

HAENYEO

Jaehee Cho

Experience the incredible world of the Jeju Haenyeo in VR. Take in the elements from the Haenyeo perspective, and dive with them as they harvest the sea. Listen to the youngest Haenyeo as she describes her work, community and identity as one of Korea's amazing Sea Women, a culture battling to define its place in modern Korea.

COUNTRY: USA/South Korea

YEAR: 2019

RUNNING TIME: 06:45’’

CATEGORY: Documentary

BATTLE HYMN

Yair Agmon

Every night, hundreds of IDF soldiers go on dozens of arrest missions in Palestinian villages in the West Bank. The film “Battle Hymn” gives its viewers a one-time peak into this ‘routine’ IDF fundamental experience, where manliness and shame, strength and weakness, lowliness and power, combine.

COUNTRY: Israel

YEAR: 2019

RUNNING TIME: 11.20’’

CATEGORY: Fiction

REFRAME SAUDI

Matteo Lonardi

Reframe Saudi is a VR documentary that sheds light on a pioneering generation of artists who have carved a creative space within Saudi Arabia. As the country enters a new phase socially and economically, the film transports you to the studios of artists between Jeddah, Abha and Riyadh.

COUNTRY: Italy/Uk

YEAR: 2018

RUNNING TIME: 14:00’’

CATEGORY: Documentary

Paris Terror - The Hostages from the Hyper Cacher

Ricarda Saleh

On 7 January 2015, two terrorists attacked the magazine Charlie Hebdo. Shortly afterwards, a third terrorist attacked the kosher supermarket Hyper Cacher, killing four Jews and taking numerous hostages. In this virtual documentary, we use sketch-style animation to bring to life the recollections of three hostages.

COUNTRY: Germany

YEAR: 2018

RUNNING TIME: 10.22’’

CATEGORY: Documentary

EXTRAVAGANZA

Ethan Shaftel

A busy executive (Paul Scheer) tests a VR headset that promises to be the future of entertainment... but is actually anything but forward thinking. Can technology change society for the better, or does it just magnify our worst traits in new ways?

COUNTRY: Usa

YEAR: 2017

RUNNING TIME: 06:00’’

CATEGORY: Animation

MICHAEL’S MASK

Guido Geminiani

The user is in the shoes of an actor working on a set of a virtual reality movie in Venice. He is in crisis, so Michael starts to work with the actor Coach Michael Margotta through very sophisticated techniques. The actor’s present perception starts to be confused and mixed with different realities.

COUNTRY: Italy

YEAR: 2017

RUNNING TIME: 04:45’’

CATEGORY: Fiction

THE 7TH NIGHT OF THELEMA

Gianluigi Perrone

"The 7th Night of Thelema: A Virtual Ritual" recreates the ritual, ambiance and choreography of the origin story of Thelema, an esoteric religion based on the philosophy introduced by occultist Aleister Crowley in the early 20th century.

COUNTRY: Cina/Italy

YEAR: 2017

RUNNING TIME: 7:30”

CATEGORY: Horror/Fiction

WATER MELTS

Mary Evangelista/ Lilian Mehrel

A blue-hearted rom-com about people who are going to lose someone they love. Nobody knows what to say. So they fight about nothing, laugh or cry, and dance at the wedding. It's a romantic comedy, after all.

COUNTRY: Usa

YEAR: 2019

RUNNING TIME: 17:29’’

CATEGORY: Fiction

ARMONIA

Bracey Smith

Armonia takes the ride of the dynamic original piano concerto "Armonia Degli Uccelli," and marries it to a universally accessible animation, to produce a uniquely layered spectacle of spatial storytelling.

COUNTRY: Usa

YEAR: 2019

RUNNING TIME: 07:56’’

CATEGORY: Animation/ Experimental

7DS

Axel Bonnot

Which deadly sin are you guilty of? 7DS is a self initiated 360° VR short film about the desire for more and the human need for excess: the seven deadly sins. Seven visions, all linked by our art of watching and being watched.

COUNTRY: France

YEAR: 2017

RUNNING TIME: 4.30’’

CATEGORY: Experimental

REFUGEES

Eduardo Hernandez Perez

Refugees is a documentary about the tragedy of thousands of people who put their lives at risk by traveling in a plastic boat from Turkey to Lesbos (Greece) and their journey once on the island, since their arrival until they take the ferry to mainland Greece.

COUNTRY: Netherlands

YEAR: 2016

RUNNING TIME: 6:36”

CATEGORY: Documentary

PORTAL: AN EXTREME VR EXPERIENCE

Adrián Ruiz del Cerro

In this atmospheric take on a seance with a powerful psychic - the viewer is unexpectedly taken on a fearful encounter with the dead when a portal opens and spirits emerge.

COUNTRY: Spain

YEAR: 2016

RUNNING TIME: 5:16”

CATEGORY: Horror/Fiction

LEONARDO DA VINCI ExPERIENCE

Modo Comunicazione

The world of Leonardo, completely reconstructed in 3D, allows viewers to test war machines, fly on the ornithopter and visit the laboratory, where the interiors and exteriors are, we observe his most important inventions in action.

COUNTRY: Italy

YEAR: 2019

RUNNING TIME: 16:00”

CATEGORY: Documentary

PLAYING TOGETHER

Federico Giuseppini/ Gabriele Giuliani

The pianist Giovanni Allevi is working with his musicians on the the song "Together”, from the new album Equilibrium. Thanks to Virtual Reality, for the first time you can feel the unique experience of being on the stage, among the musicians of Orchestra Sinfonica Italiana, in front of Giovanni Allevi.

COUNTRY: Italy

YEAR: 2018

RUNNING TIME: 10:28’’

CATEGORY: Documentary

CROW: THE LEGEND VR

Eric Darnell

The carefree forest animals imagine spring will last forever. However, winter comes and the animals soon realize that their lives are in danger. What they need is a hero; what they need is Crow: The Legend.

COUNTRY: USA

YEAR: 2017

RUNNING TIME: 20:44”

CATEGORY: Animation

RAY

Raphael Pavon

One night, a dreamy teenage girl called Lucy wakes up to a strange light creature called Ray. While trying to understand each other through a whimsical dance of light, they find themselves trapped in a dilemma of trust. Should she keep Ray forever?

COUNTRY: Usa

YEAR: 2017

RUNNING TIME: 7:00”

CATEGORY: Experimental

THE GREAT C

Steve Miller

Based on the sci-fi short story by Philip K. Dick, The Great C is a cinematic narrative featuring a thrilling storyline, stunning environments and a powerful soundtrack.

COUNTRY: Canada

YEAR: 2019

RUNNING TIME: 30:00”

CATEGORY: Adult Animation

BEING AN ASTRONAUT 1-2

Jürgen Hansen & Pierre-Emmanuel Le Goff

Discover Thomas Pesquet’s adventure in space in three 360° virtual reality films. Follow the French astronaut and American Peggy Whitson from their training on Earth all the way to spacewalk thanks to the first virtual reality images ever shot in space.

COUNTRY: France

YEAR: 2019

RUNNING TIME: 30:00”

CATEGORY: Documentary

CONSCIOUS EXISTENCE

Marc Zimmermann

ou are gifted every moment with life's most precious achievement: A conscious mind, enabling you to sense and hold within, the universe's boundless beauty - a source of infinite inspiration that fuels your inner space. - C.E. is a linear, stereoscopic 360/VR-video short film experience.

COUNTRY: France

YEAR: 2019

RUNNING TIME: 12:39

CATEGORY: Experimental