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The 27th Raindance Film Festival celebrated an amazing year in Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality with the Raindance Immersive Awards. With 10 award categories to recognise creative excellence and technical achievement, Raindance is only festival in Britain to celebrate XR on such a large scale. Showcased at the OXO Tower in central London, Raindance Immersive Programme was curated by Mária Rakušanová who assembled an international panel of jury members to score the nominated experiences. The jury comprised of luminaries such as Vicki Dobbs Beck, executive in charge of ILMxLAB; Matt Neutra, Lead Experience Engineer at Bose; Chuck Freedman, Head of Developer Relations at Bose; Eleanor Whitley, Executive Producer, Marshmallow Laser Feast and many more. See the full list of winners below. 

Best Immersive Game

The Curious Tale of the Stolen Pets

WINNER: The Curious Tale of the Stolen Pets

Doctor Who: The Edge of Time

No Man’s Sky: Beyond

The Infinite Hotel

Best Interactive Narrative Experience 

 A Box in the Desert
 

WINNER: A Box in the Desert

INORI

Ray Sparks

The Line

Best Cinematic Experience 

Afterlife

WINNER: Afterlife

Butterfly Dance

Only the Mountain Remains

Operation Othello: I Am Not What I Am

Best Documentary Experience 

 Ayahuasca: Kosmik Journey

WINNER: Ayahuasca: Kosmik Journey

Memoria: Stories of Le Garma

Rise of the Animals with David Attenborough

The Holy City

Best Animated Experience 

Battle Scar – The Sequel

WINNER: Battle Scar – The Sequel

Glimpse

Gloomy Eyes

Heart of Darkness

Artistic Achievement

Gloomy Eyes

WINNER: Gloomy Eyes

SPECIAL JURY MENTION: Heart of Darkness

Ayahuasca: Kosmik Journey

Battlescar – The Sequel

Doctor Who: The Edge of Time

Glimpse

Audio Achievement

Gloomy Eyes

WINNER: Gloomy Eyes

Battlescar- The Sequel

Doctor Who: The Edge of Time

Glimpse

INORI

Operation Othello: I Am Not What I Am

British Award: Best UK Experience 

Glimpse

WINNER: Glimpse

Cosmos Within Us

Doctor Who: The Edge of Time

Rise of the Animals with David Attenborough

Discovery Award: Best Debut Experience

Afterlife

WINNER: Afterlife

Anonymous

Playing God

See, Saw, Seen

Spirit of Raindance: Best Immersive Experience of the Festival 

Cosmos Within Us 

WINNER: Cosmos Within Us

Check out the rest of the Award Winners here.

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From new and emerging to industry pros, Raindance connects, trains, supports, and promotes visual storytellers through every step of their career.

The Raindance Film Festival runs each Autumn in London's Leicester Square.

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