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For the first time ever Russian VR films were presented at Cannes.
A programme of Russian short VR films "Russian VR Seasons" ("Les VR Saisons Russes") was held at the 70th International Cannes Film Festival. The demonstration was held on May 21st at the NEXT Innovations Hub at Marche du Film. Films from the Russian and other programmes were presented at the specially equipped theater, which will allowed the audience to enjoy simultaneous watching in over 30 Gear VR helmets.
The VR Section was introduced in Cannes in 2016, as a part of the NEXT programme. In 2017 the NEXT Innovation Hub includes four sections: VR cinema, VR library, discussion and exhibition areas.
"Russian VR Seasons" in Cannes includes six independent Russian VR movies
All movies were demonstrated on the 21st of May at VR theatre of the NEXT programme and from 17-21of May at the VR library, which was available for all accredited participants of the cinema market.
Details: www.marchedufilm.com
"Lake Baikal: The Science and Spirituality of Extreme Water: Episode 1. Winter Spirit"
7 min. 22 sec., documentary (360 3D), USA, Russia, 2016
Directors: Michael Owen, Georgy Molodtsov
Production: MEDIACOMBO (USA), VRability (Russia), PROSENSE (Russia)
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.
The participant of IDFA Crossmedia Forum 2016
International premiere - Dubai International Film Festival
Tampere International Film Festival - DDD60 VR Cinema Program
Site: http://baikalvr.mediacombo.net
"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
Site: www.cgfww.com
"The Story of one Jester"
6 min. 6 sec, fiction, Russia, 2016
Director: Alexey Bystritskiy
Scriptwriter, producer: Alexey Likhnitsky
The movie concerns unknown details of the most famous royal jester`s last day. The winner of EMC VR Film Lab – the experimental laboratory of the spherical cinema, organized by The Moscow Film School, Dell EMC and AVRA Association in June 2016 at the EMC VR Film Festival.
Film exhibitions:
EMC VR Film Festival (Russia)
MIXAR VR Film Fest (Russia)
Screen4All 360 Film Festival (France)
VR Film Fest | Stockholm (Sweden)
MOVISTAR BRCN 360 Film Festival (Spain)
Site of VR laboratory and festival: www.vrfilmfest.ru
"VRability: Maxim Kiselev"
6 min. 23 sec., documentary, Russia, 2016
Director: Georgy Molodtsov
Producers: Georgy Molodtsov, Stanislav Kolesnik, Dmitry Agutin
Production: VRability

Maxim Kiselev is the only professional figure ice wheelchair skater. In this experience you'll be able to learn, what does it mean to ice skating on a wheelchair and be both an audience and a participant of this performance thanks to Virtual Reality 360° technology.
EMC VR Film Festival (Russia)
MIXAR VR Film Fest (Russia)
VR Film Fest | Stockholm (Sweden)
Tampere International Film Festival - DDD60 VR Cinema Program (Finland)

Site: www.vrability.ru
"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".
Site: cultrev.ru
"The Family Circle"
3 min. 20 sec, fiction, Russia, 2016
Director: Linara Bagautdinova
Author of the idea, producer: Valentin Rogatin

The relationship of 4 different families during the period of some years. The participant of EMC VR Film Lab – the experimental laboratory of the spherical cinema, organized by The Moscow Film School, Dell EMC and AVRA Association in June 2016 at the EMC VR Film Festival.
Film exhibitions:
EMC VR Film Festival (Russia)
MIXAR VR Film Fest (Russia)
Screen4All 360 Film Festival (France)
Lichter FilmFest (Germany)
Site of the laboratory and festival: www.vrfilmfest.ru
Samsung VR
Films and trailers of "Russian VR Seasons" are presented in Samsung VR
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