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VR Arles Festival 2018
VR Arles Festival aims to bring virtual reality cinema, documentary film and artistic creation into the spotlight. The festival forms an integral part of Rencontres d’Arles and will run for eight weeks.
In 2016 and 2017, the event demonstrated the value of there being a virtual reality festival during Rencontres d’Arles. VR Arles Festival aims to be at the forefront of virtual reality drama and documentary production and artistic creation. It encourages the public to discuss VR cinema by bringing VR auteurs, scriptwriters, directors and films to the fore.
During the opening week, which will see celebrities from the worlds of art, cinema and virtual reality attend the event, a series of conferences will be held at Couvent Saint-Césaire to explore what could be possible in VR and a jury will award a prize to the best film.
The opening week from 2 to 8 July will be devoted to a competition judged by a jury that will meet in the Saint-Césaire centre. Actor Marie Gillain, President of the Jury, will be supported by Vincent Perez (actor and director), Charlotte Abramow (photographer and director), Christopher Miles (Managing Director at the Palais de Tokyo arts centre in Paris), Christophe Ono-dit-Bio (author and Assistant Editorial Director at Le Point political and news magazine), Marie Guillaumont (Director of Content at TF1 and formerly the group’s Drama Commissioner) and James Thierrée (actor, theatre director, acrobat).
Freely available headsets will enable the general public and professionals, assisted by demonstrators, to discover a selection of 17 VR films.
17 films will compete in four categories: