ShorTS International Film Festival 2021: Virtual Reality is back

The ShorTS International Film Festival marks the return of ShorTS Virtual Reality, the section entirely dedicated to short films shot in virtual reality. Five days of screenings of the 13 works in competition

The 22nd edition of the festival scheduled from 1 to 10 July 2021 (available both live at Triste and online on the platform MYmovies), marks the return of the competitive section ShorTS Virtual Reality.

Entirely dedicated to short films shot in virtual reality, spectators will be able to enjoy a viewing mode consisting of single stations with visors and swivel armchairs. A new way of making cinema capable of incorporating 360 ° perception.

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Ben 13 short films competing from the most disparate countriesi (from the United States to China, from Iran to Australia), ready to fight for the final prize of the public of 2,000.00 euros. All made with the technique of virtual reality in monoscopic or stereoscopic version, ranging from genres and experimental works, up to touching major current issues.

Unimaginable and out of the ordinary experiences, full of great emotions await the spectators, with works such as Black Bag of Shao Qing. Short film from China, it returns the suggestive artistic effect of 2D brushstrokes in a story that raises crucial questions about human nature.

ShorTS International Film Festival 2021: Virtual Reality is back

Directly from Taiwan, however, the short film Jiou Jia – Home di Hsu Chih-Yen. An evocative sequence shot that outlines the portrait of a family and its relational dynamics.

Two Italian works have been selected, including the Italian-Indian production About Devi: Sheroes Revolution by the award-winning documentary maker Claudio Casale. At his debut in the technique of virtual reality, un authentic journey in today’s India, through the gaze of three women towards the conquest of civil rights and the sense of equality. Second short film by Italy, the short VR Free of Milad Tangshir. The essence and life of the detention centers, experienced through the looks and impressions of the inmates themselves.

ShorTS International Film Festival 2021: Virtual Reality is back

A sense of demonstration of virtual technology as an artistic means of expression, capable of giving a nuance and a new way of experiencing cinematographic art.

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