We're Award Excellence in Virtual Reality
BBFF is renown world-wide for cutting edge curation and so we have added Immersive Content to our expansive and engaging program of screen content – widening perceptions of the evolution of film and technology and introducing the new frontiers of the story-telling and the artistic expressions of tomorrow.
2016 saw the introduction of two new awards – BBFF Best Achievement in a Virtual Reality 360 degree Experience (Interactive) and BBFF Best Achievement in a Virtual Reality 360 degree Experience (Linear).
As content and adoption grow we plan to continue to add other specialised awards in this field.
Our 2016 Winners
BBFF Best Achievement in a Virtual Reality 360 degree Experience (Interactive)
Home: A VR Spacewalk is a collaboration between the BBC and UK VR content specialists Rewind. It is a fully interactive, realtime rendered simulation of a spacewalk, where you are the astronaut that’s sent out to inspect damage to the ISS. You will get to feel what it’s like to be an astronaut floating 250 miles above earth with stunning and vast views of the spaceship, the space station and the universe.
BBFF Best Achievement in a Virtual Reality 360 degree Experience (Linear)
I, Philip is the first immersive short fiction piece developed in France. Shot in stereoscopic 3D you are taken inside the digital mind of one of the greatest writers of science-fiction of the 20th century – Philip K. Dick. Dick’s conspiracy and paranoia-driven stories inspired Blade Runner, Total Recall and Minority Report. His visionary imagination laid ground for our digitally-obsessed society. During the course of his life, he finally accepted that reality was nothing but a perfect illusion fooling his senses. What if his peers were robots? What if he was living in an alternate reality?
Our 2017 Winners
Best Cinematic VR Experience Award
MIYUBI puts you in the body and mind of a Japanese toy robot that is gifted to a young boy on his birthday in 1982 suburban America. MIYUBI is world’s first long-form scripted VR comedy. It premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival and has since been shown at SXSW and at Cannes International Film Festival Next. Created by Felix & Paul Studios, in collaboration with Funny or Die, starring Jeff Goldblum, P.J. Byrne, Emily Bergl, Owen Vaccaro, Richard Riehle, Ted Sutherland and Tatum Kensington Bailey.
Best Interactive VR Experience Award
What would you do if your best friend lost his senses?
For Hue, some days, life is blaring with bawdy and bright banderoles. Other days, it can be a little more pasty and pallid. Hue has had his ups and downs like any of us, but lately, the grays have overshadowed the greens and roses have lost their buster. If Hue could remember what the blues looked like, he’d have them, but all the colours have gone missing from his world.
He’s not depressed per se, but a string of events has left him unwilling to engage. As a result, he’s dim to all the wonderment life has to offer and to his own potential to be wonderful. That’s where you come in… You are the antagonist who becomes the protagonist, the once-a-stranger friend who helps Hue embrace life by its full spectrum.