The virtual reality genre in film and video is gaining momentum with this recognition from the organizers of Tribeca Film Festival. We have great resources in our past blog articles
and in our store for budding VR content creators
VR will vie for awards at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival
The De Niro-founded event's blessing gives the category an instant boost.
Tribeca Film Festival organizers have revealed that they will accept submissions from virtual reality producers In 2017. It's the first major festival that will allow the category (which includes VR, AR and 360 videos) to compete against mainstream films for awards. "As the technology and tools proliferate ... we feel it is the right time to expand and support artists on these growing platforms in a broader way," festival Director Genna Terranova said.
As Engadget detailed earlier this year, Tribeca featured VR content in 2016, but films were hosted in a special "Virtual Arcade" away from the main festival and were not eligible for prizes. Submissions included the 20-minute animated short Allumette, the Deep VR underwater experience that's supposed to lower your stress, and Old Friend, a film that lets you dance in your seat using an HTC Vive headset and controller...[continue reading]