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How to watch the VR projects of the Venice Film Festival 2020

From September 2-12, Venice VR Expanded, the virtual reality section of the Venice Film Festival, will showcase 44 immersive projects from 24 countries (we wrote a complete overview of the lineup in our guide to Venice VR 2020)

Usually held on Lazzaretto Vecchio, an island of the Venetian Lagoon rich in history and charm, this year’s edition will take place entirely online thanks to a platform supported by HTC Viveport, Facebook’s Oculus, VRChat and VRrOOm.

The works will be available online for the accredited viewers of the Venice Film Festival and of Venice VR Expanded. If you have the right VR gear at home, you will also be able to access most of the projects for free via a dedicated platform (link coming soon).

But even if you’re not accredited and don’t own a VR headset, you will still be able to enjoy the virtual reality projects in the VR Lounge of several cultural institutions around the world.

Great Hoax: The Moon Landing, one of the projects showcased at Venice VR 2020

The cultural institutions involved are the following:

· China Academy of Art – Sandbox Immersive Festival, Hangzhou

· Comédie de Genève, Geneva

· Design Center Flacon, Moscow

· Espace CENTQUATRE-PARIS – Diversion, Paris

· ESPRONCEDA – Institute of Art & Culture, Barcelona

· Fondazione di Venezia – M9 – Museo del ‘900, Venice Mestre

· HTC Corporation – VIVE ORIGINALS, Taiwan

· INVR. SPACE, in Partnership with VRBB and supported by Medienbord, Berlin

· Laboratorio Aperto di Modena, ex Centrale AEM, Modena

· Laboratorio Aperto di Piacenza, ex Chiesa del Carmine, Piacenza

· Nikolaj Kunsthal, Copenhagen

· PHI Center, Montréal

· Portland Art Museum & Northwest Film Center, Portland

· Stichting Eye Filmmuseum, Amsterdam

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This article is part of our guide to Venice VR 2020

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