Venice had its first-ever VR jury this year, led by John Landis. With a separate exhibition space set up on an island far from the Lido, the VR works seemed to be more a part of the art Biennale this year than a part of the film festival. As directors continue to experiment with the medium, Venice has made clear they will bring the new technology front and center in future lineups.
Venice VR Awards:
Best VR Experience Award: La camera insabbiata, Laurie Anderson and Hsin-Chien Huang
Best VR Story Award: Bloodless, Gina Kim