Navigate dreamlike worlds filled with secrets you can discover. Encounter the seven miracles of Jesus or step into Hamlet’s mind as his faith in humanity erodes. A whirlwind of spectres and omens descend, stretching the very fabric of reality. Is this a vision of the future or just a dream?

Join us at the Raindance Gallery of Immersive Stories and Interactive Worlds to find out more. This year we present 33 Virtual Reality (VR) experiences, each nominated for Raindance Immersive Stories Awards that recognise creative excellence and technical achievement across ten categories:

  1. Best Interactive Narrative Experience
  2. Best Animation Experience
  3. Best Cinematic Experience
  4. Best Documentary Experience
  5. Best Social Impact Experience
  6. Best Music Experience
  7. Best Multi-Person Experience
  8. Discovery Award: Best Debut Experience
  9. British Award: Best UK Experience
  10. Grand Jury Prize: Best Immersive Story

Nominees will come together on Thursday October 4th and discuss their work at the Immersive Stories Summit, our annual symposium of eye-opening talks and panel discussions, shining the spotlight on new voices and leading creators from around the world.

The ten winners will be selected by an international panel of jury members, and announced at the Immersive Stories Awards Ceremony on Saturday October 6th – our annual celebration of the creativity, ingenuity, and artistry expressed in VR storytelling over the past year.

RAINDANCE GALLERY OF IMMERSIVE STORIES PROGRAMME AND TICKETS

From thought-provoking 360º films to mind-bending, elaborate worlds, the Gallery, open to the public on Saturday October 6th and Sunday October 7th, will showcase this year’s selection of 33 experiences, of which 17 will receive their world premieres. The total runtime of all experiences is about 9 hours so we’ve split them into curated collections presenting interactive VR experiences, multi-person VR experiences, VR animations and mobile playlists showcasing 360º films. See the list below to reserve your tickets.

Raindance Immersive Stories: 7 Miracles | World Premiere | 70 mins

  • 7 MIRACLES, the world’s first feature-length cinematic VR experience | Nominated for Grand Jury Prize: Best Immersive Story | Running on VIVE Focus stand-alone VR headset

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Raindance Interactive Worlds: VR Games | 120 mins

  • TRANSFERENCE | 30 mins | UK Premiere | Nominated for Grand Jury Prize: Best Immersive Story and Best Interactive Narrative Experience awards | HTC VIVE Pro
  • THE ARCHIVIST | 25 mins | World Premiere | Nominated for Best Interactive Narrative Experience and Best Debut Experience awards | Oculus Rift
  • AWAKE: EPISODE ONE | 20 mins | UK Premiere | Nominated for Best Interactive Narrative Experience award | HTC VIVE Pro
  • INSIDE TUMUCUMAQUE | 15 mins | International Premiere | Nominated for Best Documentary Experience award | HTC VIVE Pro
  • KOBOLD | 30 mins | UK Premiere | Nominated for Best Interactive Narrative Experience award | Oculus Rift

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Raindance Immersive Stories: Animated VR Experiences | Collection 1 | 60 mins

  • ARDEN’S WAKE: TIDE’S FALL | 30 mins | UK Premiere | Nominated for Grand Jury Prize: Best Immersive Story and Best Animation Experience awards | Oculus Rift
  • MADRID NOIR – PROLOGUE | 5 mins | World Premiere | Nominated for Best Animation Experience and Best Debut Experience awards | Oculus Rift
  • UMAMI | 15 mins | UK Premiere | Nominated for Best Interactive Narrative Experience award | Oculus Rift

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Raindance Immersive Stories: Animated VR Experiences | Collection 2 | 60 mins

  • CROW: THE LEGEND | 20 mins | UK Premiere | Nominated for Grand Jury Prize: Best Immersive Story and Best Animation Experience awards | Oculus Rift
  • SHENNONG: TASTE OF ILLUSION | 8 mins | UK Premiere | Nominated for Best Animation Experience award | Oculus Rift
  • TRAIL OF ANGELS | 18 mins | UK Premiere | Nominated for Best Debut Experience award | Oculus Rift

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Raindance Immersive Stories: 360º Films | Playlist 1 | 60 mins

  • DINNER PARTY | 13 mins | UK Premiere | Nominated for Best Cinematic Experience award | Oculus Go
  • KING OF INFINITE SPACE | 6 mins | World Premiere | Nominated for Best Cinematic Experience award | Oculus Go
  • JUDI DENCH: MY OAK TREE VR | 4 mins | World Premiere | Nominated for British Award: Best UK Experience award | Oculus Go
  • THE EVOLUTION OF TESTICLES | 6 mins | International Premiere | Nominated for Best Social Impact Experience award | Oculus Go
  • THE DAIRY INDUSTRY | 6 mins | World Premiere | Nominated for Best Social Impact Experience award | Oculus Go
  • MY AFRICA | 9 mins | European Premiere | Nominated for Best Social Impact Experience award | Oculus Go
  • MY AFRICA: ELEPHANT KEEPER | 5 mins | European Premiere | Nominated for Best Social Impact Experience award | HTC VIVE Pro

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Raindance Immersive Stories: 360º Films | Playlist 2 | 60 mins

  • YETI AND SPAGHETTI | 5 mins | World Premiere | Nominated for Best Animation Experience award | Oculus Go
  • HOTEL ZENTAI | 38 mins | World Premiere | Nominated for Best Cinematic Experience award | Oculus Go
  • OPINIONS | 6 mins | World Premiere | Nominated for British Award: Best UK Experience and Best Music Experience award | Oculus Go
  • THE SUN LADIES | 7 mins | UK Premiere | Nominated for Best Documentary Experience award | Oculus Go
  • THE SUN LADIES | Write a letter of support to the Sun Ladies
  • UKIYO CAVE: SURELY | 5 mins | World Premiere | Nominated for Best Music Experience and Best Debut Experience awards | Oculus Rift

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Raindance Immersive Stories: 360º Films | Playlist 3 | 60 mins

  • GRENFELL: OUR HOME | 15 min | Nominated for Best Documentary Experience award | Oculus Go
  • WINDOW TO OUR WORLD | 6 min | World Premiere | Nominated for Best Social Impact Experience award | Oculus Go
  • BEING ME | 7 min | World Premiere | Nominated for Best Social Impact Experience award | Oculus Go
  • CRACKLE POP | 10 min | World Premiere | Nominated for Best Debut Experience award | Oculus Go
  • KINCH & THE DOUBLE WORLD | 14 min | World Premiere | Nominated for British Award: Best UK Experience and Best Cinematic Experience awards | Oculus Go
  • NOTHING TO BE WRITTEN | 7 mins | World Premiere | Nominated for British Award: Best UK Experience, Best Documentary Experience and Best Music Experience awards | Oculus Go

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Raindance Interactive Worlds: Multi-Person Experiences | 60mins

  • CHORUS | 10 mins | UK Premiere | Nominated for Best Multi-Person Experience and Best Music Experience awards | HTC VIVE Pro
  • THE APPLE | 25 mins | World Premiere | Nominated for Best Multi-Person Experience award | HTC VIVE Pro and VIVE Focus
  • IS ANNA OK? | 10 mins | London Premiere | Nominated for Best Multi-Person Experience and Best Documentary Experience awards | Oculus Rift

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We congratulate all of this year’s nominees for their exceptional work, and wish you all a very enjoyable time exploring 2018’s most riveting virtual reality experiences.

Mária Rakušanová

Curator of Raindance Immersive Stories and Interactive Worlds

 

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