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Annecy 2021 Announces VR Works Selections

Nine projects selected out of 75 submissions include a diverse group of films with varied themes; festival runs from June 14-19.

The 2021 Annecy Animation Festival has announced its official selections of VR works. Among the 75 registered projects (28 directed by women), nine were selected, highlighted by their diversity of form and themes. Event organizers plan on hosting a hybrid edition if health conditions permit; the festival runs from June 14-19. The VR works official selection will only be available on-site.

The selected VR works:

4 Feet High VR - directed by: Maria Belen Poncio, Rosario Perazolo Masjoan, Damian Turkieh

  • Techniques used: drawing on paper, 2D/3D computer, rotoscope, diverse techniques
  • Juana, an 18-year-old girl in a wheelchair, is ashamed of her body. In her final year at high school, she begins to explore her identity. Little by little she will start to build her personal pride and voice.

Biolum – directed by Abel Kohen

  • Techniques used: 3D computer, original techniques, diverse techniques
  • An interactive, sci-fi experience, which immerses you into the mysterious beauty of deep-sea life on a dive that takes a shocking turn for the worse.

Dislokacije – directed by: Veljko Popovic, Milivoj Popovic

  • Techniques used: 2D/3D computer
  • A look at an absurd moment of disbelief and fear. This examines the internal processes that develops and offers a visual depiction of a person forced into extreme circumstances.

Madrid Noir – directed by James A. Castillo

  • Techniques used: 2D/3D computer, diverse techniques
  • Madrid, 1950. When Lola, a young woman, arrives in Madrid to clear out her estranged old uncle's apartment, she is far from knowing what she will discover. Interactive experience in real-time 3D animation.

Paper Birds – directed by Federico Carlini, German Heller

  • Techniques used: animated objects, others, 3D computer
  • This is the story of a short-sighted child with an exceptional talent for music. He must find his way through the world of darkness to bring back his sister, taken away by the shadows.

Recoding Entropia - directed by François Vautier

  • Techniques used: 3D computer
  • At the heart of nothingness, on the horizon of infinite space and unfathomable time, lies an imposing geometrical form. An immense tetrahedron that will soon break apart to scatter and deliver a mysterious message through its changing form.

Replacements (Penggantian) - directed by Jonathan Hagard

  • Techniques used: diverse techniques
  • This depicts a Javanese family routinely observing their neighborhood day after day, generation after generation, replacement after replacement. it's a VR story about roots, time and change.

Strands of Mind - directed by Adrian Meyer

  • Techniques used: others, 3D computer
  • Explore a world beyond the bounds of our human perceptions. A world full of mystery, beauty, and darkness. Let yourself be taken on a trip into the woven nature of existence.

The Hangman at Home - directed by Michelle Kranot, Uri Kranot

  • Techniques used: 2D/3D computer, diverse techniques
  • What does the hangman think about when he goes home at night after work?

To learn more about all the official selections, click here.

Source: Annecy 2021

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