VR movies can be awarded at the STOCKmotion film festival

By on July 1, 2018
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VR movies will be a new competition category at this year’s STOCKmotion film festival. Best experience in VR / 360 is rewarded with 30,000 kronor. The prize is a collaboration between the film festival organizer Film Stockholm / Film base and the mobile VR service Viareal.

Viareal is the Nordic region’s largest service for mobile virtual reality (VR). Viareal collects VR / 360 experiences from Sweden and the world, including highlights from the UEFA Champions League, live concerts with world-renowned artists and entertainment from well-known television shows.

“Tomorrow’s creators”

– We in Sweden have a long and attractive story of storytelling and new technology. But never before has the interaction between technology and storytelling been as important as in VR and 360. We at Viareal hope that we can help tomorrow’s creators reach out with their stories in a new way that had not previously been possible, says Joel Edström, VR Content and Marketing Lead on Viareal.

– We think it’s great fun for Viareal and MTG to work with us to find the new generation of VR narrators and we hope that the price encourages even more filmmakers to explore the 360 media, says Joakim Blendulf, director of the Film Stockholm / Film base.

STOCKmotion – a festival for filmmakers of all ages

The STOCKmotion film festival takes place at the Filmhuset on 12-13 October. The festival is organized for the fifth consecutive year by Film Stockholm / Filmbasen. STOCKmotion is a short film festival for film makers of all ages. Notified films compete in the categories lightweight, middleweight, heavyweight and 27+. Now the VR category is added with a prize of SEK 30,000 sponsored by Viareal – of which SEK 15,000 is awarded in prize money and camera loans of an Insta 360 Pro for 10 days (value of 15,000 kronor).

Deadline for registering their VR movie is September 14th. Read more about the rules for registering your VR / 360 movie for the STOCKmotion film festival 2018 at stockmotion.se

Those who don’t have the time to see all the STOCKmotion festival contributions at the Film House have the opportunity to see several of them again at Viareal during one month after the festival. Viareal is free and works with all mobile VR headsets for iPhone, Android and GearVR.

Helena Olofsson, Movie & Game | Stockholm