Edition 2017

VR Arles Festival

In partnership with BNP Paribas, the VR Arles Festival will take place for the second year at the Couvent Saint-Césaire throughout the Rencontres d’Arles. Visitors can see 20 of the world’s best art, fiction and documentary virtual reality (VR) films. The selection of exclusive, interactive works explores new narrative forms inherent to 360-degree immersion. A jury of cinema and art personalities will award a €10,000-prize to the selection’s best film. During opening week, a lecture program will feature international directors, image professionals and writers. The VR Arles Festival has become the art festival of virtual reality and new VR writing.

> Discover the official programme

The winner is "MIYUBI" by Félix Lajeunesse and Paul Raphaël.
Special mention to "Dear Angelica" by Saschka Unseld.

The Rencontres d’Arles, Fisheye Magazine and BNP Paribas jointly created the VR Arles Festival.
With support from ARTE, France Info, mk2, and Le Point.

  • Institutional partners

    • République Française
    • Région Provence Alpes Côté d'Azur
    • Département des Bouches du Rhône
    • Arles
    • Le Centre des monuments nationaux est heureux de soutenir les Rencontres de la Photographie d’Arles en accueillant des expositions dans l’abbaye de Montmajour
  • Main partners

    • Fondation LUMA
    • BMW
    • SNCF
    • Pernot Ricard
    • Kering
  • Media partners

    • Arte
    • Lci
    • Konbini
    • Le Point
    • Madame Figaro
    • France Culture