One of the greatest changes in storytelling comes with immersive media – Virtual Reality and 360 video. In 2018 the VR section will become a part of EFM at 68 Berlinale for the first time. VR film makers from all over the world will be able to present their projects in virtual reality internationally. Russian VR Seasons will present eight VR short movies from studios and independent Russian directors.
"The Story of one Jester"
6 min. 6 sec, fiction, Russia
Director: Alexey Bystritskiy
Scriptwriter, producer: Alexey Likhnitsky

The movie concerns unknown details of the most famous royal jester`s last day.
"The Family Circle"
3 min. 20 sec, fiction, Russia
Director: Linara Bagautdinova
Author of the idea, producer: Valentin Rogatin

The relationship of 4 different families during the period of some years.
"The spacewalker VR"
4 min. 22 sec., animation, Russia, 2017
Director: Alexander Gorokhov
Production: CGF Studio, Bazelevs

VR short film lets you experience the first human walking in space 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
"Lake Baikal: The Science and Spirituality of Extreme Water"
7 min. 22 sec., documentary (360 3D), USA, Russia, 2016
Directors: Michael Owen, Georgy Molodtsov

Cinematic virtual reality will transport viewers to Lake Baikal in Siberia during winter 2016 and introduce them to the dramatic landscapes and the local customs and spiritual traditions of people who live around the oldest, deepest and most voluminous body of fresh water on Earth – 20% of all the liquid fresh water on our planet.
"Between Petrov and Vodkin"
3 min. 40 sec, animation, Russia, 2017
Directors: Denis Semionov, Natalia Severina

The first part of the immersive trilogy "Cultural revolution" focuses on the year of 1912. Through the history of one painting, the VR-movie tells about the highlights of that year, which have taken place on the cultural scene of the Russian Empire. Thanks to new technologies in cinema production, a viewer gets an opportunity to find himself in retro footage of the pre-revolutionary Russia and then to immerse into the most prominent picture of Kuzma Petrov-Vodkin "Bathing of a red horse".
"In the Trenches of World War I"
dir. Alexander Skryabin, 3 min, fiction, 2017
Presented by RT
1916. The Russian Empire struggles with the war. The economy is in ruins and countless soldiers die every day on the battlefields. People crave peace, and their dissatisfaction with the authorities is rising.
"Uncapitals: Pomors in 360"
dir. Georgy Molodtsov, Taisa Sevenard, 6 min, documentary, 2018
Presented by Uncapitals
In September 2017 Northern artists and curators visited Arkhangelsk region to research Pomor history and culture. In one of the oldest and unique Pomor places untouched by time - Vorzogory, locals are trying to save the heritage.

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