Submarine Channel

Submarine Channel and Lab111 are organizing a series of informal virtual reality screening series in Amsterdam. On selected Fridays between 5 and 9 PM you can view a small selection of acclaimed and award-winning VR shorts on a Vive VR headset.

In February, we will offer slots on a first-come first-served basis. We will allocate time slots of 20 minutes each. You’re welcome to grab a drink at the bar in Lab while you wait.

How much does it cost?

At the moment we do not charge for a session. But we do welcome a small contribution, which will be used to cover our initial expenses.

Let us know you’re coming via Facebook

Facebook event page


Lab111 (Auditorium), Arie Biemondstraat 111, 1054 PD Amsterdam.

Program Friday 9 February

The program will change each Friday. So come back often! Your hosts on Friday 9th: Michel Reilhac and Remco Vlaanderen.

Ashes to Ashes  (NL, 11’) 

Directed by Ingejan Ligthart Schenk, Jamille van Wijngaarden, Steye Hallema.

A surreal tragicomedy in virtual reality. The 11-minute one-shot immerses you in the story about a dysfunctional family burdened with the bizarre final wish of their deceased grandfather. Filmed from the perspective of the urn containing the ashes, viewers encounter the colorful family members, who each seem to live in a reality of their own creation.
Winner: Gold at the Dutch VR Awards 2017. Nominated for the 2017 Gouden Kalf Award (Best Interactive).

Google Tilt Brush

Tilt Brush lets you paint in 3D space with virtual reality. Unleash your creativity with three-dimensional brush strokes, stars, light, and even fire. Your room is your canvas. Your palette is your imagination. The possibilities are endless. Oh, and Tilt Brush is extremely easy to use.


The stunning new experience from the brilliant imagination of artist and musician Arjan van Meerten, Apex delivers a surrealistic and darkly beautiful apocalyptic vision set to an original score in the anticipated follow-up to Van Meerten’s Surge. More info about Apex on Transportvr.

What is Vive?

The HTC VIVE is a first-of-its-kind virtual reality system. The headset uses “room scale” tracking technology, allowing the user to move in 3D space and use motion-tracked handheld controllers to interact with the environment. Let yourself be visually, physically and emotionally amazed by new virtual worlds.

Volunteers wanted

We’re building a small but “gezellige” team of volunteers to host VRidays with us. If you’re interested or want more info, send an email to remco at submarine dot nl, or call 020 – 820 4940 between 10 am – 6.30 pm (Monday to Thursdays).



Manfred (In development)

Ashes to Ashes VR

Mona (in development)


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