The Halloween selection will include 25 horror short films in VR and traditional formats
The Strasbourg European Fantastic Film Festival, which positioned itself as a pioneer for international sci-fi, fantasy, and horror VR films exhibition since 2015, is partnering with VRrOOm to continue elevating short films, Virtual Reality, and genre movies to the status of legitimate art forms with a view to increasing audience access to both traditional short films and VR films.
Through a special Halloween program, the SEFFF’s virtual festival will offer sci-fi, fantasy, and horror short movies to a global audience. This will provide a relevant extension to the limited duration of the festival as this Halloween program will take place on VRrOOm's XR platform from October 8 to November 8, 2018, at a time when the audience is focusing on genre movies.
Launched on September 8, 2018 with a unique selection of VR creations curated by the Venice Film Festival, the VRrOOm's XR platform is dedicated to providing a virtual stage to the world's finest festivals and cultural events, reflecting on how today's exhibition and distribution of films go hand-in-hand in a fast-changing landscape of how art and artists relate to their audiences across all media.
The Venice VR program ends October 8, 2018 and will be replaced by the Strasbourg VR Halloween program, which will run until November 8, 2018. The following program will be announced in October. The Strasbourg line-up will include 18 VR films and 7 traditional horror and fantastic short movies.
VRrOOm collaborated with Paris-based agency Bemersive to develop the XR platform. The exclusive partnership between VRrOOm and Bemersive will extend to additional formats in the future in order to reach larger audiences and support new features. The app will be free to access until December, 2018.
The app is available on iOS, Android, and Google Daydream systems for VR-enabled mobile phones, allowing audiences to watch content either in magic window or in VR mode with a VR headset; the app is also compatible with HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Oculus Go and Gear VR, downloadable on Viveport and Oculus stores and will be accessible at no cost until December, 2018.