Church of VR

The Church awaits you to share its Holy Grail for VR Days, and leave you stricken and inspired.

Listen to the podcast with the curator of the Church, Nikki van Sprundel.

Here’s the list of the full names that will be showing at VR Days Europe 2017:

Rise Above –  by Co.Reality with Co-Directors Benjamin Ross and Brittany Neff (US)
Defying the stigma that surrounds mental health and survivors of trauma, Brittany, a 17 year-old from New York City, shares her story of healing and self-discovery.


Reeps One: Does Not Exist – by Aurelia Soundworks with Co-Directors John Hendicott & Gawain Liddiard (US)

‘Does Not Exist’ is a spatial audio virtual reality experience featuring an original track performed by beatbox phenomenon Reeps One. Working in 360 from the ground up, the track was composed to fully utilise the 360 sonic and visual space, creating a totally new style of music video.


Split Second – by De Nederlandse Filmacademie with Directors: Aron Fels, Bryan van Baardewijk, Tommy Jansen (The Netherlands)

During a lonesome evening commute Walter Mann arrives at a Y junction where his conscience is tested.


Dreams of Blue – by Hive Division with Director Valentina Paggiarin (Italy)

“Dreams of Blue” explores what happens inside the “mind” of an Artificial Intelligence that becomes a Singularity, both self-conscious and self-aware, and reflects on the meaning of life on the basis of what she extrapolates from the Internet.


Proxima – by La prairie Productions with Director Mathieu Pradat (France)

A vibrant light leads a man into the night. He follows it without knowing where it takes him.
Whenever he is about to reach it, it shirks, and drags him further. Above all, do not take your eyes off it ! Because the threat prowls: above and below …


Magritte VR – by  BDH Immersive with Director John Durrant (UK)

This immersive journey takes the viewer through a series of authentic landscapes and plays homage to the wit, illusions and ideas of a great surrealist artist.


Chocolate – by Gentle Manhands with Director Tyler Hurd (US)

Set to the song by Giraffage of the same name, Chocolate drops you as a robot in a cat-centric world of colorful chrome in which your hands interact with your environment and everything dynamically moves and changes to the music.


Lion 360 – by National Geographic with Director and Producer Martin Edström (Zambia)

Watch as Gibson the lion and his mother struggle with their pride’s alpha male in this groundbreaking 360-video, filmed completely in the wild from the heart of a pride of lions for National Geographic.


Sergent James – by WIDE by Director Alexandre Perez (France)

It is Leo’s bedtime. When his mum goes to switch off the light, the little boy thinks there is something under his bed…


Alteration – By OKIO Studio with Director Jerome Blanquet (France)

Alexandro volunteers for an experiment carried out to study dreams. He doesn’t even imagine that he’s going to be subjected to the intrusion of Elsa, a form of Artificial Intelligence, who’s going to digitize and dematerialize his subconscious in order to feed off it.


I, Philip – By OKIO Studios with Director Pierre Zandrowicz (France)

David is developing its first android human; a copy of the schience-fiction writer Philip K. Dick. The head of the android disappeared during a flight America West Airlines between Dallas and Las Vegas. Through the memories of the android and those of the author, the film offers an interpretation of Phil’s life.


Kumbh Mela VR –  By Elyisan Studios with Director and Producer Arvind Ghorwal (India)

Kumbh Mela VR is a 360 documentary on one of the largest spiritual gatherings of people on Planet Earth. You become a protagonist and come close to realizing the truth.


The Spacewalker VR – By CGF with Director Alexander Gorokhov (Russia)

This 360 short film lets you experience the first human spacewalk. The film immerses audiences in the experience of Leonov and his fellow cosmonaut Pavel Belyaev during their flight on the Voshod-2 on March 18-19, 1965


Bloodless – By Cryaon Film with Director Gina Kim (South Korea)

Bloodless is a 360 film about the murder of a Korean sex worker by a US soldier in 1992. Shot on actual location, the film follows the victim on the night of her murder at Dongducheon camptown, where the US military has been stationed since the 1950s.


The Other Dakar – By Electric South with Director Selly Raby Kane (Senegal)

A little girl is chosen to discover the invisible Dakar.


Artificial World – By Bas Jansen (The Netherlands)

In a world which humans destroyed, a new world is created by a machine, but is it a better one?


Going Home – By Freak Flag Films with Director and Writer David Beier(US)

A surreal glimpse into the mind of a dying man desperately clinging to life.


The Undelivered Letters – By New York University Interactive Telecommunications Program with Creator NaiChen Yang (US)

“The Undelivered Letters” is an interactive immersive journalistic virtual reality (VR) documentary that pays tribute to victims of the Taiwanese White Terror. It aims to shed light on stories that have been buried in the archives for decades, and breathing new life into the realm of history and politics through VR.


UTURN – By Native VR with Director and Producer Nathalie Mathe (US)

What happens when a young female coder joins a male-dominated floundering startup that’s deep in an identity crisis? UTURN is a live-action VR comedy where viewers get to experience both sides of the gender divide.


APEX – By House of Secrets with Director and Music Arjan van Meerten (The Netherlands)

Step into a surrealistic and darkly beautiful vision of a fiery urban apocalypse; one populated by skeletal ghost animals, abstract shapes, maniacal smiling giants and, of course, you.


Red Patterns – By ANDO + PYARE with Co-creators Ando Shah (and Technical Director) and Pierre Friquet (and Creative Director) (Canada)

Patterns is a supernatural horror psychedelic experience narrating the reemergence of a repressed past.


Gloomy Eyes – By 3DAR and Creative Directors Jorge Tereso, German Heller and Fernando Maldonado and Somewhere Else as festival facilitators. (Argentina)

Gloomy, a half zombie and half human kid, steals the arm of the powerful town leader, The Preacher and is hunted down by the residents of Woodland City. Things take an unexpected turn when Gloomy falls in love with the Preacher’s niece.


Anyways – By PIPS:Lab with Director and Concept Creator Keez Duyves (The Netherlands)

Anyways is a 360° VR rail-road movie simultaneously experienced by six participants who find themselves in a conversation among six eccentric personas in a train ride. Six modded VR headsets with surround sound audio setup offer participants a synchronized virtual experience of a single storyline experienced from 6 different point-of-views.


Potato Dreams – By Mechanical Dreams with Director Wes Hurley (US)

A surreal VR autobiographical doc that tells the story of Little Potato’s journey growing up gay in the Soviet Union before and after the fall of communism, his mother’s struggles to create a better life for them both, and their eventual escape to America via her becoming a mail-order bride.


Melita – By Future Lighthouse with Director and Writer Nicolás Alcalá (Spain)

In 2026, the world is collapsing due to climate change. Anaaya, an Inuit brilliant female scientist, is appointed to find a planet that humans can inhabit. Melita, an advanced AI, is sent to help her. Together, they will embark on a journey against time and preconceptions to save humanity.


Night Night – By Dark Corner Studios with Director Guy Shelmerdine (US)

This 360 horror film takes you on a terrifying journey from the safety of your childhood bed to a clown-filled nightmare dreamscape.



Break a Leg – By ApeLab with Story by Emilie Joly and User Experience  Story Maria Beltran (US)

An interactive story inspired by the magic show’s of the 20th century where the player incarnates an improvised illusionist on a stage.


The Invisible Hours – By Tequila Works with Creative Director Raul Rubio and  Writer & Narrative Director Rob Yescombe (Spain)

The Invisible Hours is a complex murder mystery in VR, in which players freely explore an intricate web of interwoven stories within a sprawling mansion – in order to untangle the dark truth at its heart.


I Am Rohingya – By Contrast VR with Director Zahra Rasool (Qatar)

Jamalida loves to dance. She sometimes gets the chance at a wedding or a local celebration, even though she lives in a refugee camp in Bangladesh. Experience Jamalida’s life inside the camp and watch an account of how she fled the violence in Myanmar in immersive animation


Superstar VR – By Purple Pill VR, BIND, VPRO with Director and Writer Steven Wouterlood (The Netherlands)

How does it feel to be a superstar? Experience a day out of your life as a world-famous DJ. Feel the fame!


NeuroSpeculative AfroFeminism – By Hyphen-Labs with Director Ashley Baccus-Clark, Ece Tankal, Carmen Aguilar y Wedge, Nitzan Bartov (US)

NeuroSpeculative AfroFeminism is a transmedia exploration told through speculative product design, emerging technologies, cognitive research, and transhumanism. Created by and for women of color, Hyphen-Labs presents a multi-layered possible future that transcends the constraints of the present; a realm which The New Yorker has called “another plane of consciousness.”


Beyond the Typhoon – By Encorwith Artists Mirko Eremita, David Houcheringer, Manuel Oberholzer, and Valerio Spoletini (Switzerland)

Beyond the typhoon is a global project, a dialog between documentary photography, music and virtual reality. The project was spawned during an art residency in late 2016 on the Gulangyu Island in Xiamen, China. This island is a major domestic tourism destination.  Two weeks prior to visiting, this fairy tale location was destroyed by the typhoon Meranti. This Natural reserve, filled with its ancestral trees, surrounding post colonial mansions bore witness of a brutal mutation into a post apocalyptic landscape.
Through this VR experience and audiovisual installation, the artists propose their interpretation of this new world. The typhoon became a portal allowing them to access this alternative reality.


Hana Hana – By Artist Mélodie Mousset and VR Developer Naëm Baron (Switzerland)

Hana hana is an artistic VR experience, in which the user is granted the ability to explore and to create by sprouting hands and chain of hands in a surrealistic sandbox.


Ko’Ko’s Curse – By ApeLab with Director Emilie Joly (US)

*Ko’ko’s Curse* is an augmented reality installation mixing storytelling and interactivity. Inspired by a Hopi legend, users interact with the characters in a unique way as they find out how to get Ko’Ko’ out of it’s curse and bring back the plants back into the world.







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