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The best of virtual reality at the VR Arles Festival !

  • 21.06.2016

The VR Arles Festival stands from 4 to 9 July, with the partnership of BNP Paribas. This festival of virtual reality gathers cinema, documentaries and 360 ° artistic creation.

New form of creations

The VR Arles Festival is held during the opening week of the Rencontres de la Photographie d’Arles and offers the world's best productions of virtual reality.


« Virtual reality is changing our relationship with reality and multiplies the creative possibilities of the authors. As a privileged observer of all forms of images, Fisheye has taken over this theme for two years. It is natural that the idea of this festival has germinated and has been made possible thanks to the total involvement of the Rencontres d'Arles and BNP Paribas » says Benoît Baume, Managing Editor of Fisheye Magazine.  

Virtual reality is changing our relationship with reality and multiplies the creative possibilities of the authors.

« Technological advances associated with the democratization of virtual reality allow authors to capture this new medium. We are witnessing the rise of new expressions. Our mission is to realize it, but especially to share our discoveries with the public » says Sam Stourdzé, directeur des Rencontres d'Arles.  

We are witnessing the rise of new expressions.

15 films in competition

Distributed among documentaries, fictions and creations, the 15 selected films will be freely available. Preview: 

Explore Fukushima and its surroundings.

 Meet Abe, the disturbing robot ...

Watch a love story seen from... neurons!

Conferences and meetings with directors will be held on 6 and 7 July, to address new embodiments of virtual reality and the prospects it offers. A panel of leaders in film, photography and virtual reality will award a prize of € 5,000 to the best film.