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Submission period for virtual reality pieces in Samsung Sitges Cocoon is now open

15-06-2017

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The Festival debuts a new competitive official selection, an unprecedented milestone on the European festival scene

Virtual reality will be one of the main focuses at this year’s 50th Sitges – International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia, to be held from October 5th to 15th. The submission period for pieces shot and shown in Virtual Reality – 360º Film format is now open.

Sitges 2017 will have the privilege of being the stage for some of the most innovative virtual reality productions today. Samsung Sitges Cocoon is the fruit of the new partnership agreement between this technological multinational corporation and the Festival and, as a result, virtual reality will triple its presence at the film competition. Following last year’s first and extremely successful experience, Samsung is banking on Sitges to bring in the latest technologies in the field of immersive and 360º content.

The Festhome platform is the only system accepted to upload the pieces to be submitted. The Festival will get in touch with the companies owning the films selected by the Program Committee, and they will receive an additional form to be able to formalize their participation in the film competition. The pieces included in the competitive selection will be eligible for the award for best Samsung Sitges Cocoon film.

You can download the information sheet to formalize submissions here.


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