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OFFICIAL LINE-UP OF VENICE IMMERSIVE 2022

OFFICIAL LINE UP OF VENICE IMMERSIVE 2022

Back to the Island of Lazzaretto Vecchio (Lido). 43 projects from 19 countries / 32 worlds in the Worlds Gallery. May Abdalla (President), David Adler, and Blanca Li are the members of the International Jury.

VENICE IMMERSIVE 2022

The selection of projects for Venice Immersive, the XR – Extended Reality section of the 79th Venice International Film Festival of La Biennale di Venezia, is now complete. The official selection will return to  the Venice Immersive Island (island of Lazzaretto Vecchio), a short distance from the Lido di Venezia, for the first time since 2019, on the following dates:

  • 30th August (afternoon): press preview
  • 31st August: open exclusively to Press and Industry accreditations
  • 1st – 10th September: open to the public and all accredited visitors

 

Venice Immersivethe new title of the Venice VR Expanded section, intends to acknowledge the growth of immersive media beyond the technologies of Virtual Reality and to include all means of creative expression in XR – Extended Reality: 360° videos and XR works of any length, including installations, live performances and virtual worlds.

The Venice Immersive section of the 79th Venice International Film Festival, following the success of its most recent online editions, will be held in person again this year, with the technical support of Meta and HTC Vive.

Venice Immersive will present 43 projects from 19 countries and 32 works in the Worlds Gallery section:

  • 30 projects in Competition
  • 10 projects Out of Competition – Best of Venice Immersive (international selection of the best XR works presented since the 2021 edition)
  • projects developed during the Biennale College Cinema – VR: 1 project produced thanks to a grant from the sixth edition, projects developed within the international workshop of the fourth edition
  • 30 worlds selected for the Worlds Gallery with 2 Special Events, presented in 7 Guided World Hops in 75’ presentations
  • film  Special Event – Out of Competition

 

The Venice Immersive World on VRChat, designed with the technical support of VRrOOm, will present a virtual version of the Venice Immersive Island. Following the success of the 2021 edition, the Worlds Gallery section has been renewed and will feature a selection of 30 virtual worlds and 2 special events. Additionally, Venice Immersive will screen the documentary feature film, We Met in Virtual Reality, filmed in VRChat and createdby Joe Hunting.

The Venice International Film Festival was one of the first film festivals in the world to show an interest in Virtual Reality. The development of a VR Theatre in 2016 sparked enormous interest among the participants of the Venice Production Bridge. Starting in 2017, La Biennale di Venezia launched the first competition for works in Virtual Reality in an A-list festival, which was held for three editions, through 2019, on the island of Lazzaretto Vecchio on the Lido, judged by an International Jury. The online accessibility of Venice VR Expanded over the past two editions represented a new commitment and a new challenge to guarantee that the Venice International Film Festival would continue to offer the experience of this new art form, even in times of required social distancing.

Accredited visitors to the Venice Film Festival will have access to all the titles in the line-up. There will also be a special Venice Immersive subscription available for interested visitors who are not accredited at the Festival.

JURY AND AWARDS

The members of the international Jury of Venice Immersive are:

May Abdalla – president: (UK) born in 1983 in the UK, has made documentaries around the world for BBC, Channel 4 and Al Jazeera about housing, revolution and punk music. She is the co-founder of Anagram. Anagram is an award-winning creative studio specialising in thought-provoking interactive storytelling and immersive experience design. Created in 2013, the company won the Tribeca Film Festival Storyscapes, participated in the Best of VR at the Venice International Film Festival in 2019 and won the Best Immersive Art award at the Sandbox Festival in China. In 2021, it won the Grand Jury Prize in Venice for the Best VR Work for Goliath: Playing with Reality.

David Adler (Denmark) was born in 1985 and accepted into the prestigious National Film School of Denmark after having attended the Visual Arts and Design program at the Vancouver Film School. Latest work is the companion piece Taste of Hunger VR (2020), co-produced with Zentropa and selected for completion at Venice Film Festival. He returned to Venice with End of Night, which won the Best VR Story Award in 2021.

Blanca Li (Spain) is a choreographer, film director, dancer and actress. In 1992, a young Spanish dancer landed in Paris from Madrid post movida and New York training. Soon, she founded her own contemporary dance company, which has set a successful, singular and independent position touring the whole world. With the glamour coming from her maturity and assumed artistic choices, crowned by her election to the French Academy of Fine Arts in 2019. In 2021, her VR work Le bal de Paris de Blanca Li won the Best VR Experience award in Venice.

 

The Venice Immersive Jury will award the following prizes:

  • Venice Immersive Best Experience
  • Venice Immersive Grand Jury Prize
  • Venice Immersive Special Jury Prize

LINE-UP

VENICE IMMERSIVE
In Competition

ASCENDERS
by JONATHAN ASTRUC, JONATHAN TAMENE
France, 35’

TU VIVRAS, MON FILS
by VICTORIA BOUSIS
Greece, USA / 35’

REIMAGINED VOLUME I: NYSSA
by JULIE CAVALIERE, MICHAELA HOLLAND
USA / 15’

RENCONTRE(S)
by MATHIAS CHELEBOURG
France / 15’

THE MAN WHO COULDN’T LEAVE
by CHEN SINGING
Taipei / 35’

ALL UNSAVED PROGRESS WILL BE LOST
by MÉLANIE COURTINAT
France / 10’

EURYDICE, EEN AFDALING IN ONEINDIGHEID [EURYDICE, A DESCENT INTO INFINITY]
by CELINE DAEMEN
Netherlands / 25’

OKAWARI
by LANDIA EGAL, AMAURY BURTHE
France, Canada / 45’

DAZZLE: A RE-ASSEMBLY OF BODIES
by RUTH GIBSON, BRUNO MARTELLI, ALEXA POLLMANN, BINE ROTH
UK / 25’

PEAKY BLINDERS: THE KING’S RANSOM
by RUSSELL HARDING, TIM JONES, MARCUS MORESBY
UK / 30’

FROM THE MAIN SQUARE
by PEDRO HARRES
Germany / 19’

SORELLA’S STORY
by PETER HEGEDUS
Australia, Hungary, Sweden / 15’

EGGSCAPE
by GERMAN HELLER, JORGE TERESO, FEDERICO HELLER
Argentina / 20’

TYPEMAN
by KEISUKE ITOH
Japan / 25’

KINDRED
by BAMBOU KENNETH
UK / 9’

SHIINEUI BANG [POET’S ROOM]
by BOMSOK KU
South Korea / 23’

GUMBALL DREAMS
by DEIRDRE V. LYONS, CHRISTOPHER DAVIS
USA / 60’

NAMUANKI
by KEVIN MACK
USA / 45’

TMÁNÍ [DARKENING]
by ONDŘEJ MORAVEC
Czech Republic, Germany / 25’

ALL THAT REMAINS
by QUINTERO CRAIG
Taipei / 12’

ROCK PAPER SCISSORS
by ALEX RUHL
UK / 7’

THANK YOU FOR SHARING YOUR WORLD
by YU SAKUDO, TOSHIAKI HANZAKI
Japan / 33’

ETERNELLE, NOTRE DAME
by BRUNO SEILLIER
France / 45’

FRAMERATE: PULSE OF THE EARTH
by MATTHEW SHAW, WILLIAM TROSSELL
UK / 20’

MRS BENZ: VOYAGE OF DISCOVERY
by ELOISE SINGER
UK / 45’

UNCANNY ALLEY
by RICK TREWEEK
South Africa / 20’

FIGHT BACK
by CELINE TRICART
France, USA / 40’

TREASURE HEIST
by LUAN TRINH
USA / 60’

MANDALA – A BRIEF MOMENT IN TIME
by THOMAS VILLEPOUX
China, France / 45’

RED TAIL
by WANG FISH
Taipei / 20’

 

 

Best of Venice Immersive – Out of Competition
(an international selection of the best XR – Extended Reality works)

ON THE MORNING YOU WAKE (TO THE END OF THE WORLD)
by MIKE BRETT, STEVE JAMISON, PIERRE ZANDROWICZ, ARNAUD COLINART
France, UK, USA / 42’

(HI)STORY OF A PAINTING: THE LIGHT IN THE SHADOW
by QUENTIN DARRAS, GAELLE MOURRE
UK / 15’

AREA MAN LIVES
by AMY GREEN, RYAN GREEN
USA / 90’

LUSTRATION
by RYAN GRIFFEN
Australia, USA / 32’

ALEX HONNOLD : THE SOLOIST VR
by JONATHAN GRIFFITH
UK, France, USA / 60’

SPACE EXPLORERS: THE ISS EXPERIENCE – EPISODE 3: UNITE
by FÉLIX LAJEUNESSE, PAUL RAPHAEL
Canada / 35’

SPACE EXPLORERS: THE ISS EXPERIENCE – SPACEWALKERS
by FÉLIX LAJEUNESSE, PAUL RAPHAEL
Canada / 20’

KINGDOM OF PLANTS WITH DAVID ATTENBOROUGH
by IONA MCEWAN
UK, USA / 15’

THE MIRACLE BASKET
by ABNER PREIS
Netherlands / 14’

SHORES OF LOCI
by ELLEN UTRECHT, JAMES SUNDRA, DANI BITTMAN, DAISY BERNS
USA / 120’

 

Biennale College Cinema – VR – Out of Competition

ELELE
by SJOERD VAN ACKER, producers: FIRAT SEZGIN, ECEGÜL BAYRAM
Netherlands / 6’
produced with a grant from Biennale College Cinema VR, 6th edition (2021/2022)

MONO
by CHIARA TROISI, producers: FEDERICO LAGNA, ALICE DRAGO, MATTEO FRESI
Italy / 14’
developed during the Biennale College Cinema VR, 4th edition (2019/2020)

CHROMA 11
by TSANG TSUI-SHAN, producers: KATTIE FAN, TERESA KWONG
Hong Kong SAR / 13’
developed during the Biennale College Cinema VR, 4th edition (2019/2020)

 

Worlds Gallery

ADRIFT by M E R C
BAROQUE CATHEDRAL by OPCherry
CAVE OKINAWA by Tokoyoshi
CUE by 0b4k3
DISCONNECTED: VIDEO FEEDBACK WORLD by MomoTheMonster
DISTRICT ROBOTO by Fins
DREAM by Zanderthaw
DUBROVINIK MAIN STREET & OLD PORT by nobelchoco
FIRE TORNADO by BigChickenLover
FRACTAL EXPLORER by ikamon
FRACTAL EXPLORER 1001 by 1001
FRACTAL LOVE by pema99
FRICTION [!] FUNCTION – PARTICLE LIVE by Norimaki
I N I T I U M ⁄⁄⁄ イニシャルby Artsy Glitch
LLLL SILENT DAWN RELEASE PARTY by PK
MAGIC HEIST by Fins
NIGHT CHURCH by OPCherry
OLYMPIA NIGHTS by DrMorro
ORGANISM by DrMorro
OXYMORE by VRrOOm
PARTICLE LIVE FIXER by らいちちゃん
SHADOW FACTORY by emymin
THE DICE DIMENSION by FlyingFly
THE DINOSAUR BONE GALLERY MUSEUM by topgunsi
THE GREAT INVENTOR ESCAPE by FlowersRite花之祭P
THE RAT KING by _Digital
VENICE BASILICA SALUTE by nobelchoco
VENICE CANAL WIDMANN by nobelchoco
VMV CC TYPE 01 by skkn
ZENIARAI SHRINE CONNECTED WITH JAPANELAND by 龍 lilea

 

Worlds Gallery – Special Events

SANCTUM by PammeMatth
SODA by Issit

 

Special Event –Out of Competition

WE MET IN VIRTUAL REALITY
by JOE HUNTING
UK / 91’

VENICE IMMERSIVE MARKET

The first VIM – Venice Immersive Market (1 – 6 September), a part of the Venice Production Bridge, will take place on the Island of Lazzaretto Vecchio (Lido), in the Spazio Incontri Immersivo. There will be panel discussions and encounters dedicated to the world of XR – Extended Reality; also in attendance will be institutions, professionals, production, post-production and distribution companies, public and private funds linked to the Immersive world.

 

Finally, there will be a presentation of the Immersive projects selected for the Venice Gap-Financing Market (2 – 4 September):

16 IMMERSIVE STORY PROJECTS

16 Immersive Story Projects (11 from Europe and 5 from the rest of the world), The projects are both original stories and adaptations. All the projects have 30% of their budget guaranteed.

 

11 PROJECTS AT BIENNALE COLLEGE – IMMERSIVE STORY PROJECTS

11 projects developed during the Biennale College Cinema VR workshop, sixth edition, currently in various phases of development, from pre-production to post production.

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THE ACADEMY OF MOTION PICTURE ARTS AND SCIENCES FOR THE FIRST TIME AT THE VENICE FILM FESTIVAL

THE ACADEMY OF MOTION PICTURE ARTS AND SCIENCES FOR THE FIRST TIME AT THE VENICE FILM FESTIVAL
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The panel The values of cinema in global society is scheduled on August 30, Press Room (Palazzo del Casinò, Venice Lido).

A warm welcome from La Biennale di Venezia, Cinecittà, and Mastercard.

THE ACADEMY OF MOTION PICTURE ARTS AND SCIENCES AT THE VENICE FILM FESTIVAL

For the first time, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will officially attend the Venice International Film Festival, on the occasion of the festival’s 90th anniversaryLa Biennale di VeneziaCinecittà, and Mastercard will welcome the Academy’s new CEO Bill Kramer – who will participate at the 79th Venice Film Festival along with a number of Academy delegates – at various important events to celebrate international cinema together.

In particular, on Tuesday, August 30 at 3 pm, at the Press Room (Palazzo del Casinò, Venice Lido), there will be a round table discussion entitled The values of cinema in global society, with the participation of the Academy’s CEO Bill Kramer, the President of La Biennale Roberto Cicutto, the Artistic Director of the Venice International Film Festival Alberto Barbera, the President of Cinecittà Chiara Sbarigia, the CEO of Cinecittà Nicola Maccanico, and Mastercard’s Country Manager Italy Michele Centemero. The panel will be moderated by the Variety correspondent Nick Vivarelli.

Also on Tuesday, August 30Bill Kramer will participate at an exclusive event in partnership with Mastercard which will be held that evening at Misericordia (historic center of Venice). Then, on the evening of Wednesday, August 31, he will take attend the opening Gala in the Sala Grande (Palazzo del Cinema). Lastly, on Thursday, September 1, at the Lido, Bill Kramer will meet with Academy members from around the world who are attending the festival, as well as with key representatives of international cinema.

ACADEMY IN VENICE PROGRAMME

Tuesday, August 30
3 pm – Venice Lido. Press Room (Palazzo del Casinò). Press presentation and round table discussion: The values of cinema in global society. In the presence of the Academy’s CEO, the President of the Biennale, the Artistic Director of the Venice International Film Festival, the CEO and the President of Cinecittà, and Mastercard’s Country Manager Italy.
8 pm – Scuola Grande della Misericordia: cocktail party
9:30 pm – Reception in partnership with Mastercard. Music by Aria and Friends Orchestra; dinner by Chef Alajmo, 3 Michelin stars.

Thursday, September 1
1 pm – Hotel Excelsior. Brunch with the participation of Bill Kramer, Academy delegates, and many national and international guests attending the Film Festival.

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SCREENING SCHEDULE OF THE BIENNALE CINEMA 2022 ONLINE FROM TUESDAY 16 AUGUST

POSTER AND OPENING SEQUENCE FOR THE BIENNALE CINEMA 2022 DESIGNED BY LORENZO MATTOTTI

Online ticket sales for the public from August 17 (3 pm), online booking service for pass holders from August 28.

SCHEDULE

The screening schedule of the 79th Venice International Film Festival (Venice, 31 August > 10 September 2022) will be published online on the website www.labiennale.org on Tuesday 16 August at 3 pm.
The online ticket sales service for the public will be active from Wednesday 17 August at 3 pm.
The online booking service for pass holders will be available from Sunday 28 August.

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VENEZIA 79 In Competition

OFFICIAL LINE UP OF VENICE IMMERSIVE 2022

WHITE NOISE OPENING FILM

by NOAH BAUMBACH

with Adam Driver, Greta Gerwig, Don Cheadle, Raffey Cassidy, Sam Nivola, May Nivola, Jodie Turner-Smith, André L. Benjamin and Lars Eidinger/ USA / 136’

 

IL SIGNORE DELLE FORMICHE

by GIANNI AMELIO

with Luigi Lo Cascio, Elio Germano, Leonardo Maltese, Sara Serraiocco / Italy / 134’

THE WHALE

by DARREN ARONOFSKY

with Brendan Fraser, Sadie Sink, Hong Chau, Samantha Morton, Ty Simpkins / USA / 117’

 

L’IMMENSITÀ

by EMANUELE CRIALESE

with Penélope Cruz, Luana Giuliani, Vincenzo Amato, Patrizio Francioni / Italy, France / 97’

SAINT OMER

by ALICE DIOP

with Kayije Kagame, Guslagie Malanda, Valérie Dréville, Aurélia Petit / France / 122’

 

BLONDE

by ANDREW DOMINIK

with Ana de Armas, Adrien Brody, Bobby Cannavale, Xavier Samuel, Julianne Nicholson, Lily Fisher / USA / 165’

 

TÁR

by TODD FIELD

with Cate Blanchett, Noémie Merlant, Nina Hoss, Sophie Kauer, Julian Glover, Allan Corduner, Mark Strong / USA / 158’

LOVE LIFE

by KÔJI FUKADA

with Fumino Kimura, Kento Nagayama, Atom Sunada / Japan, France / 123’

 

BARDO, FALSA CRÓNICA DE UNAS CUANTAS VERDADES (BARDO, FALSE CHRONICLE OF A HANDFUL OF TRUTHS)

by ALEJANDRO G. IÑÁRRITU

with Daniel Giménez Cacho, Griselda Siciliani, Ximena Lamadrid, Iker Sanchez Solano, Andrés Almeida, Francisco Rubio / Mexico

ATHENA

by ROMAIN GAVRAS

with Dali Benssalah, Sami Slimane, Anthony Bajon, Ouassini Embarek, Alexis Manenti / France / 97’

BONES AND ALL

by LUCA GUADAGNINO

with Taylor Russell, Timothée Chalamet, Mark Rylance, André Holland, Chloë Sevigny, Jessica Harper, David Gordon Green, Michael Stuhlbarg, Jake Horowitz / USA / 130’

THE ETERNAL DAUGHTER

by JOANNA HOGG

with Tilda Swinton, Joseph Mydell, Carly-Sophia Davies / UK, USA / 96’

SHAB, DAKHELI, DIVAR (BEYOND THE WALL)

by VAHID JALILVAND

with Navid Mohammadzadeh, Diana Habibi, Amir Aghaee / Iran / 126’

 

THE BANSHEES OF INISHERIN

by MARTIN MCDONAGH

with Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson, Kerry Condon, Barry Keoghan / Ireland, UK, USA / 109’

 

ARGENTINA, 1985

by SANTIAGO MITRE

with Ricardo Darín, Peter Lanzani, Alejandra Flechner, Norman Briski / Argentina, USA / 140’

 

 

CHIARA

by SUSANNA NICCHIARELLI

with Margherita Mazzucco, Andrea Carpenzano, Carlotta Natoli, Paola Tiziana Cruciani, Luigi Lo Cascio / Italy, Belgium / 106’

MONICA

by ANDREA PALLAORO

with Trace Lysette, Patricia Clarkson, Adriana Barraza, Emily Browning, Joshua Close / USA, Italy / 106’

KHERS NIST (NO BEARS)

by JAFAR PANAHI

with Jafar Panahi, Naser Hashemi, Vahid Mobaseri, Bakhtiar Panjeei, Mina Kavani, Reza Heydari / Iran / 106’

ALL THE BEAUTY AND THE BLOODSHED

by LAURA POITRAS

USA / 113’

 

UN COUPLE (A COUPLE)

by FREDERICK WISEMAN

with Nathalie Boutefeu / France, USA / 63’

 

THE SON

by FLORIAN ZELLER

with Hugh Jackman, Laura Dern, Vanessa Kirby, Zen McGrath, Anthony Hopkins, Hugh Quarshie / UK / 123’

LES MIENS (OUR TIES)

by ROSCHDY ZEM

with Sami Bouajila, Roschdy Zem, Meriem Serbah, Maïwenn, Rachid Bouchareb, Abel Jafrei, Nina Zem / France / 85’

LES ENFANTS DES AUTRES (OTHER PEOPLE’S CHILDREN)

by REBECCA ZLOTOWSKI

with Virginie Efira, Roschdy Zem, Chiara Mastroianni, Callie Ferreira / France / 104’

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