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Raindance VRX Awards

Catching up on Raindance Film Festival VRX Awards

This year had virtual reality categories, next year might have augmented reality as well.

Film festivals across the world have slowly started to embrace virtual reality (VR) and their new medium of immersive storytelling. This year, the Raindance Film Festival held the VRX Awards together with Facebook 360 and Blend Media hosted at the Mayfair Hotel in London.

The VRX Awards had ten categories and showcased some exciting as well as thought-provoking pieces. The VR experiences were showcased at the VR Arcade. Mária Rakušanová previously spoke to VRFocus about having a balanced judging panel, the festival has had over 100 submissions with 40 experiences being shortlisted for the awards.

Here is a short recap video of the VRX Awards as well as a list of the winners for each category. This year there were only VR awards, however it might look like next year might have a separate category for AR stories as well. Watch this space to hear more.

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