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VR Theater

The VR Theater celebrates the rise of storytelling in a new and emerging medium by showcasing the best virtual reality in short-form narratives.

Program Content

A New Age of Discoveries

VR is a natural and powerful extension of our current world and the instrument to pursue new horizons. From the deepest surfaces of the ocean floor to the majestic emptiness of space, VR embraces change and encourages innovation.

To Live in the Moment

VR embraces the relationships developed between the human experience and emerging technology. It is an immersive media that conceptualizes ideas that uplift and enrich us. We rejoice in the moment when our curiosity becomes a reality.

To Fan the Flames of Inspiration

VR aspires to develop a global visual language that inspires the world with innovate technologies and experiences. It enriches people’s lives and contributes to social prosperity by creating new and visceral futures. We grow as a global community as we shape a hopeful future.

Content will be available on-demand the week of 17-23 August and will remain available for viewing through 27 October.

Monica Cappiello Cogswell Polytechnical College
VR Theater Director


Computer Animation Festival - VR Theater: VR Theater
Event TypeComputer Animation Festival - VR Theater
Interest Areas
Gaming & Interactive
Production & Animation
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1st Step - From Earth to the Moon
Project Title 1st Step - From Earth to the Moon
OFFICIAL SELECTION
Lead Creator Joerg Courtial
Studio/Organization Affiliation(s) Faber Courtial
Synopsis “1st Step” is at once a VR documentary and fairy tale, telling the magical story of a dream come true: the Apollo missions. For the first time, viewers experience this fascinating adventure in a completely new way in VR. They get the chance to perceive the extreme dimensions of the missions in an unprecedented spatial quality through the eyes of the astronauts, like the unbelievable narrowness of the command capsule and the surprising topography of the lunar landscape. It is told from a narrator's perspective who can hardly believe herself the miraculous nature of this incredible venture.
Country(s) of Origin Germany
SessionVR Theater
Event Type
Computer Animation Festival - VR Theater
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Gaming & Interactive
Production & Animation
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Description“1st Step” is at once both a VR documentary and fairy tale, telling the magical story of a dream come true: the Apollo missions. A gripping experience, from the missions' impressive launch all the way through to the astronauts' fortunate return on earth.
Contributors
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The Abandoned Deity
Project Title The Abandoned Deity
OFFICIAL SELECTION
Lead Creator KAO Yi-Chun
Studio/Organization Affiliation(s) Kaohsiung Film Archive, Hibrain Image, Movect Studio
Synopsis The social impact of gambling greatly affected the Taiwanese during the '80s in Taiwan. The concept of this film is to have the audience experience and observe the social values of religious beliefs from a deity statue’s viewpoint.
Country(s) of Origin Taiwan
SessionVR Theater
Event Type
Computer Animation Festival - VR Theater
Interest Areas
Gaming & Interactive
Production & Animation
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DescriptionThe social impact of gambling affected Taiwanese the greatest during the '80s in Taiwan. The concept of this film is to have the audience experience and observe the social values of religion beliefs from a deity statue’s viewpoint.
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Battlescar - Punk was invented by girls
Project Title Battlescar
OFFICIAL SELECTION
Lead Creator Nico Casavecchia and Martin Allais
Studio/Organization Affiliation(s) Atlas V
Synopsis Battlescar follows a year in the life of Lupe, a Puerto Rican-American living in the late 1970s in New York City. She meets Debbie, a runaway kid who introduces her to the punk scene. Explore with them the secret worlds of the Lower East Side in the '70s.
Country(s) of Origin France, Argentina
SessionVR Theater
Event Type
Computer Animation Festival - VR Theater
Interest Areas
Gaming & Interactive
Production & Animation
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Description1978, New York City. Lupe, a young Puerto Rican American teenager, meets Debbie in a juvenile detention centre. Debbie will introduce Lupe to the Punk scene of the Bowery and expose her to the secret worlds co-existing in Alphabet City.
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Feather
Project Title Feather
OFFICIAL SELECTION
Lead Creator Keisuke Itoh
Studio/Organization Affiliation(s) KEISUKE ITOH 3DCG&VR CREATION
Synopsis This is a story about a small girl doll whose goal is to be a ballet dancer. Viewers do not just watch over the story but also pass a feather to her interactively. As she receives feathers, she grows up to pursue her goal to be a ballet dancer.
Country(s) of Origin Japan
SessionVR Theater
Event Type
Computer Animation Festival - VR Theater
Interest Areas
Gaming & Interactive
Production & Animation
Registration Levels
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UA
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Keywords
VR
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DescriptionThis is a story about a small girl doll whose goal is to be a ballet dancer. Viewers do not just watch over the story but also pass a feather to her interactively. As she receives feathers, she grows up to pursue her goal to be a ballet dancer.
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Hi-Speed Eagle
Project Title Hi-Speed Eagle
OFFICIAL SELECTION
Lead Creator Max Salomon
Studio/Organization Affiliation(s) Black Dot Films
Synopsis Captured at over 1000 frames per second, this 360 film takes you into the world of an apex aerial predator in a way that's never been possible before. Explore a time scale beyond human perception as you dive through the air with one of the world's largest Eagles.
Country(s) of Origin France, US
SessionVR Theater
Event Type
Computer Animation Festival - VR Theater
Interest Areas
Gaming & Interactive
Production & Animation
Registration Levels
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Keywords
VR
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DescriptionCaptured at over 1000 frames per second, this 360 film takes you into the world of an apex aerial predator in a way that's never been possible before. Explore a time scale beyond human perception as you dive through the air with one of the world's largest Eagles.
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The Last Light
Project Title The Last Light
OFFICIAL SELECTION
Lead Creator Jeremy Vanhoozer
Studio/Organization Affiliation(s) Magic Leap
Synopsis A beautiful spatial story dealing with loss and recovery.
Country(s) of Origin United States
SessionVR Theater
Event Type
Computer Animation Festival - VR Theater
Interest Areas
Gaming & Interactive
Production & Animation
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DescriptionIn this storytelling experience a young woman travels home after learning of a loss in the family, reliving childhood memories she deals with her grief. With a beloved scrapbook she is able to work through her feelings and embrace life once again.
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Long Road Home VR
Project Title Long Road Home VR
OFFICIAL SELECTION
Lead Creator Max Salomon
Studio/Organization Affiliation(s) Black Dot Films VR for National Geographic Partners
Synopsis National Geographic’s cinematic VR series takes viewers inside the shattered, PTSD-laced memories of real-life soldiers and the actual events which unleashed the insurgency of the Iraq War. Intimate, gripping, deeply personal, as each soldier shares his story, we step back in time into moments that changed their lives forever.
Country(s) of Origin United States
SessionVR Theater
Event Type
Computer Animation Festival - VR Theater
Interest Areas
Gaming & Interactive
Production & Animation
Registration Levels
US
UA
EN
Keywords
VR
Time
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DescriptionNational Geographic’s cinematic VR series takes viewers inside the shattered, PTSD-laced memories of real-life soldiers and the actual events which unleashed the insurgency of the Iraq War. Intimate, gripping, deeply personal, as each soldier shares his story, we step back in time into moments that changed their lives forever.
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The Remedy
Project Title The Remedy
OFFICIAL SELECTION
Lead Creator Daniel Martin Peixe
Studio/Organization Affiliation(s) Oculus
Synopsis When a single mother is confronted with the reality that the only cure for her fatally sick child is too expensive, she takes fate into her own hands. The instinct to save her son takes her on a treacherous journey in search of an enigmatic plant with mystical healing properties.
Country(s) of Origin United States
SessionVR Theater
Event Type
Computer Animation Festival - VR Theater
Interest Areas
Gaming & Interactive
Production & Animation
Registration Levels
US
UA
EN
Keywords
VR
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DescriptionWhen a single mother is confronted with the reality that the only cure for her fatally sick child is too expensive, she takes fate into her own hands. The instinct to save her son takes her on a treacherous journey in search of an enigmatic plant with mystical healing properties.
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Tahul: SIGGRAPH 2020 VR Theater Lobby Experience
Project Title Tahul: SIGGRAPH 2020 VR Theater Lobby Experience
CURATED SELECTION
Lead Creator Aram Cookson
Studio/Organization Affiliation(s) Savannah College of Art and Design
Synopsis Led by students, this VR interactive environment was created for the SIGGRAPH 2020 VR Theater headset "lobby" as a way to showcase trailers and/or posters of selected works.
Country(s) of Origin United States
SessionVR Theater
Event Type
Computer Animation Festival - VR Theater
Interest Areas
Gaming & Interactive
Production & Animation
Registration Levels
US
UA
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Keywords
VR
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DescriptionTahul is a virtual reality explorative experience created for the Siggraph VR Theater 2020 virtual lobby. This custom, tailored lobby environment serves as an entry point to the traditionally seated program. Currently, Tahul has been adapted to host the trailers and informational videos of the selected works.
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VR Free
Project Title VR Free
OFFICIAL SELECTION
Lead Creator Milad Tangshir
Studio/Organization Affiliation(s) Associazione museo nazionale del cinema
Synopsis "VR Free" explores the nature of incarceration spaces by portraying some fractions of life inside the Turin prison. Moreover, the film captures the reactions of a few inmates during their encounter with virtual reality and immersive videos of life outside of prison.
Country(s) of Origin Italy
SessionVR Theater
Event Type
Computer Animation Festival - VR Theater
Interest Areas
Gaming & Interactive
Production & Animation
Registration Levels
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Keywords
VR
Time
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Description"VR Free" explores the nature of incarceration spaces by portraying some fractions of life inside the Turin prison. Moreover, the film captures the reactions of a few inmates during their encounter with virtual reality and immersive videos of life outside of prison.