Wallace & Gromit in the Grand Getaway Wallace & Gromit in the Grand Getaway

Venice Immersive, which has become one of the leading international events for the VR/AR/XR community over the past several years, has unveiled this year’s lineup of selected titles. The event will take place from August 31 to September 6 at the Venice Film Festival, with the press granted access one day early on August 30.

This year’s lineup features 44 projects from 25 countries totaling more than 21 hours of interactive media. The section is entirely devoted to immersive media and open to all forms of XR productions of any length, including installations and virtual worlds.

This year’s Venice Immersive lineup is divided into four sections:

  • Competition
  • Best of Venice Immersive – Out of Competition
  • Biennale College Cinema – VR: 1
  • World Gallery

The first is fairly self-explanatory, but the Out of Competition section features works that have premiered elsewhere over the last year, the College Cinema section features five projects developed through grants provided at previous editions of Venice Immersive, and the Worlds Gallery takes users on a tour of VRChat worlds created by independent artists from around the planet.

For those who can’t make it to Italy for this year’s Biennale, a digital version of this year’s Immersive event will be held on VRChat.

Official Selection – Competition
  • Empereur (Emperor), Marion Burger, Ilan Cohen (France, Germany)
  • Songs for a Passerby, CELINE DAEMEN (Netherlands)
  • Tulpamancer, Marc de Costa, Matthew Niederhauser (U.S.A.)
  • Remember This Place: 31°20’46’’n 34°46’46’’e, Patricia Echeverria Liras (Palestine, Qatar, Spain)
  • Letters From Drancy, Darren Emerson (U.S.A.)
  • The Imaginary Friend, Steye Hallema (Netherlands, Belgium, France)
  • Wallace & Gromit in the Grand Getaway, Finbar Hawkins, Bram Ttwheam, Lawrence Benett (France, UK)
  • Sen, Keisuke Itoh (Japan)
  • My Name is O90, Siyeon Kim (South Korea)
  • Comfortless, Gina Kim (South Korea, U.S.A.)
  • Body of Mine, Cameron Kostopoulos (U.S.A.)
  • Oneroom-Babel, by Sanghee Lee (South Korea)
  • Chen Xiang VR, Liu Yuejun, Wu Nanni, Shi Tao, Xu Jingqiu (China)
  • Flow, Adriaan Lokman (Netherlands, France)
  • Home, Temsuyanger Longkumer (U.K.)
  • Peupler (Populate), Maya Mouawad, Cyril Laurier (France, Lebanon)
  • Floating With Spirits, Kuanita Onzaga (Belgium, Luxembourg, Netherlands)
  • Syuhasuu (Frequency), Ellie Omiya (Japan)
  • Pepitos: The Beak Saga, Ruxandra Gabriela Popescu (UK, USA)
  • Jim Henson’s The Storyteller: The Seven Ravens, Paul Raphaël, Félix Lajeunesse (Canada, U.S.A.)
  • Perennials, Zoe Roellin (U.S.A.)
  • Finalmente Eu (Finally Me), Marcio Sal (Brazil)
  • Gargoyle Doyle, Ethan Shaftel, (U.S.A., Argentina, Austria)
  • Aufwind (Upwind), Florian Siebert (Germany)
  • Horse Canyon, Nprowler (Canada)
  • Shadowtime, Sister Sylvester, Deniz Tortum (Netherlands, U.S.A., Turkey)
  • Complex 7, Fins (U.S.A.)
  • Spots of Light, Adam Weingrod (Israel, Canada)
Best of Immersive – Out of Competition
  • Another Fisherman’s Tale, Alexis Moroz, Balthazar Auxietre (France)
  • David Attenborough’s Conquest of the Skies, Lewis Ball (U.K., U.S.A.)
  • The First Ingredient: Tales from Soda Island – Ch. 7, Simone Fougnier (U.S.A.)
  • Space Explorers: Blue Marble – Orbit 1, Félix Lajeunesse, Paul Raphaël (Canada)
  • The Utility Room, Lionel Marsden (U.K.)
  • Consensus Gentium, Karen Palmer (U.K., U.S.A.)
  • Forager, Winslow Porter, Elie Zananiri (U.S.A.)
  • Over the Rainbow, Craig Quintero (Taipei)
  • Pixel Ripped 1978, Ana Ribeiro (U.S.A.)
  • Gaudi, L’atelier du Divin, Stéphane Landowski, Gaël Cabouat (France, Japan)
Biennale College Cinema VR – Out of Competition
  • Queer Utopia: Act I Cruising, Lui Avallos (Portugal, Brazil)
  • Tales of the March, Stefano Casertano (Germany, Italy)
  • First Day, Valeriy Korshunov (Ukraine)
  • Human Violins – Prelude, Ioana Mischie (Romania, France)
  • Origen, Emilia Sánchez Chiquetti (Brazil)
  • A Vocal Landscape, Omid Zarei, Anne Jeppesen (Denmark, U.S.A.)
Worlds Gallery
  • A Trip in the Forest, Thrіll
  • Beyond a Bit – 想像のちょっと先へ, Estyoctober
  • Break Set, Pk
  • Club Deviate, Totc
  • Cubes (Experimental), Phi16
  • Cyberlove Okinawa ˸˸˸ 沖縄 , Artsy Glitch
  • Dragon_Town,
  • Epilogue․ Chapter 1., Drmorro
  • Epilogue․ Chapter 2., Drmorro
  • Exhibition ⁄ Little Traitors, Haruki_Haru
  • Fatboy Slim – Eat, Sleep, VR, Repeat, Fatboy Slim, Engage XR, Anglo Management
  • Iy Mmd World, Iris Alias
  • Luminescent Ledge, Thorinair
  • Pass of Time, Karl Kroenen
  • Reality is Wrong, Simple – Water
  • Storm Drain, @Cattusex
  • Tarried Precipice, Karl Koronan
  • Terra Cotta Valley, Octuplex
  • Thad Mandelbox, Thad Gyther
  • Thad Recursive Garden, Thad Gyther
  • Thad Recursive Room, Thad Gyther
  • The Spark of the World, Tsmre
  • Veinprm0118, Vein_a
  • Zep’s Particle Hell, Zepwlert

Pictured at top: Wallace & Gromit in the Grand Getaway

Jamie Lang

Jamie Lang

Jamie Lang is the Editor-in-Chief of Cartoon Brew.

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