3 Virtual Reality Projects Win At The Venice Film Festival

by Ian Hamilton • September 10th, 2018

Virtual reality experiences Spheres, Buddy VR and L’île des morts won awards at the Venice Film Festival this year.

Eliza McNitt’s Spheres was recognized as the best immersive story as it delivers a sense of awe with a journey to some of the largest celestial bodies in the universe. We don’t know yet when Spheres might be released to headset owners at home but we hope to get an update soon.

Buddy VR from Chuck Chae was recognized as the best VR experience for interactive content based on characters from The Nut Job film. You can see in the trailer below some of the interactive elements.

L’île des morts from Benjamin Nuel won best VR story for linear content for its experience inspired by Arnold Böcklin’s mysterious painting. You can seen in the 360 degree trailer below a boat as it makes its way to a small rocky Isle of The Dead.

With a number of end-of-year conferences and announcements expected in the next few months, we’re hopeful that these and other experiences recognized at the various film festivals will see release dates announced soon. The VR projects were recognized at the Venice Film Festival in Italy alongside traditional film projects like Alfonso Cuarón’s Roma, which won The Golden Lion for recognition as the best film of the year.

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