The Annecy International Animation Film Festival has revealed nine virtual reality projects that will compete during the event that takes place June 10-15.
The festival received 90 submissions for its vr category this year, coming from nearly 30 different countries. Organizers reported that 47% of the submitted projects were from France or the U.S. However, only one American project made the cut in the final selection. More than 30% of the vr projects submitted were directed or co-directed by women, and two of them were selected for competition.
The selection committee was comprised of Yves Nougarède and Clémence Bragard. They observed that the vr submissions had a “particularly strong focus on gaming and interactive projects where the spectator rarely sits back and relaxes.”