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Back on the VR Arles Festival 2017

  • 25.07.2017

Founded in 2016 by BNP Paribas, Fisheye and the Rencontres d’Arles, the second VR Arles Festival continues until 31 August in the Saint Césaire space in Arles.

Out of a total 20 films, split between documentaries, fiction and artistic production, the jury, led by Michel Hazanavicius, awarded the best film prize to “Miyubi”. Canadian film MIYUBI by Félix Lajeunesse and Paul Raphaël won top honours at the VR Arles Festival 2017. The film puts the audience in the body of a Japanese robot that was given to a young boy as a birthday present.

The jury awarded the honorary prize to "Dear Angelica", a film by Saschka Unseld and produced by Oculus Story Studio. It is the first film to be drawn completely in VR.

Watch the trailer of "Dear Angelica"

The festival continues until 30 August. There is still more than a month left to be pleasantly surprised by the 20 selected films.  


Discover 6 testimonies from director, actor or program director about their experiences at the VR Arles Festival! 

As of this year, BNP Paribas has been working with the film industry for 100 years. Supporting the seventh art is also supporting an industry that is evolving within the digital revolution, especially with Virtual Reality. As the bank for a changing world, BNP Paribas quite naturally decided to support these initiatives so that audiences can discover the films of tomorrow. BNP Paribas is a co-founder of the VR Arles Festival, created in 2016, and partner of the mk2 VR in Paris, the first location dedicated entirely to virtual reality.

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