Tbilisi VR Days
თბილისის VR დღეები
DECEMBER 8-9-10
დეკემბერი
Center of Contemporary Art Tbilisi
თანამედროვე ხელოვნების ცენტრი თბილისი
Tbilisi VR Days
Unique three-day event dedicated to creative immersive experiences produced in Virtual Reality by French and Georgian creators.

Exhibition will be held in Center of Contemporary Art Tbilisi (Dodo Abashidze,10) and is free for visitors.

Exhibition working hours:
DECEMBER 08: From 15:00 to 20:00
DECEMBER 09: From 13:00 to 21:00
DECEMBER 10: From 13:00 to 21:00

We encourage visitors to reserve your spot and select what program you would like to see. There are 3 programs in the selection, and each timeslot is 30 minutes long.
Reserving your spot secures your place without waiting for other visitors!



The French Institute of Georgia, The Center of Contemporary Art Tbilisi, and Film XR are excited to announce the first-ever Tbilisi VR Days from December 8th to 10th, 2023.
Held at the Center of Contemporary Art Tbilisi, this event is part of the Novembre Numerique initiative supported by the French Institute in Paris.

Tbilisi VR Days serves as a platform for viewers to explore the latest developments in virtual reality, connect with like-minded individuals passionate about the virtual reality field, and embark on immersive storytelling journeys across various fictional worlds.

Virtual Reality (VR) is a medium that transcends traditional storytelling approaches. VR technology engenders a profound sense of presence and often empowers the viewer to shape the story's progression and outcome. It immerses viewers in a digital reality where they actively engage with the content, as opposed to being passive spectators.




Interactive Experiences
The Dawn of Art, a journey through
the Chauvet Cave
15 min, 2020, France
directed by Pierre Zandrowicz
produced by Novelab and Atlas V
The Dawn of Art, a journey through the Chauvet Cave will take you on the path to our ancestors and to mankind's first masterpiece ever: the monumental frescoes that have decorated the walls of the Chauvet cave for over 36 000 years. This VR experience told by the voices of Cécile de France (French version) and Daisy Ridley (English version) including both an interactive film and a virtual visit of the cave.

Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Interactive Media - Nomination (United States) 2021

Tribeca Film Festival Sélection (United States) 2020
Festival international du Film d'Animation d'Annecy VR Work - Sélection (France) 2019

Trailer
On The Morning You Wake
(To the End of the World)
42 min, 2022, France, UK, USA
directed by Pierre Zandrowicz
produced by Archer's Mark, Atlas V


On January 13, 2018, citizens in Hawaii got an emergency message: 'Ballistic Missile Threat Inbound to Hawai'i. Seek immediate shelter. This is not a drill'. The message was false, but it sent 1.4 million people into existential panic. This ambitious, three-chapter Virtual Reality work uses first-hand testimonies of the event to make clear the real and imminent threat, as well as the fundamental injustice of a world held hostage by nuclear weapons.
SXSW Selection - Virtual Cinema Competition (2022)


Trailer
The Hangman at Home
25 min, 2020, France, Denmark
directed by Michelle and Uri Kranot
produced by Floréal Films
Inspired by the 1922 Carl Sandburg poem of the same title, The Hangman at Home, is an animated film exploring themes surrounding acknowledgement and the awkward intimacy of humanness. Told in five interwoven stories; each situation presents a person, or persons in a delicate moment: fragile, playful, terrified, contemplated, confused, curious…We are all very much alike in these moments - alerting us to question our own responsibility and responses.

Grand Jury Prize for Best VR Immersive Work at the 77th Venice International Film Festival (2020)

Trailer
Biolum

30 min, 2021, France
directed by Abel Kohen
produced by IKO

Biolum is an interactive, narrative VR sci-fi experience which immerses you in the mysterious beauty of deep sea life on a dive that takes a shocking turn for the worse.



Courant 3D Grand Prix VR (France) - 2021
GIFF FUTURE IS SENSIBLE AWARD 2021 (Switzerland) - 2021
New images Prix de la meilleure œuvre française XR à l'export (France) - 2021
SXSW Prix du public Virtual Cinema Competition (United States) 2021
Festival international du film d'animation d'Annecy Annecy (France), 2021
Marché du films : Cannes XR Cannes (France), 2021

Trailer
Goliath: Playing with Reality
25 min, 2021, France, UK
directed by by Murphy Barry Gene and Abdalla May
produced by Floréal Films

Through mind-bending animation, explore the limits of reality and a true story of mental health and the power of gaming. Echo (narrated by Tilda Swinton) guides you through the many realities of Goliath, a man who spent years in isolating mental health institutions but finds connection in multiplayer games. Combining heart-felt dialogue, mesmerising visuals and symbolic interactions, weave through multiple worlds to uncover Goliath's poignant story.

Grand Prix du jury pour la meilleur oeuvre VR à la 78ème édition de Venice Film Festival VR Expanded (Italy) - 2021
Special mention at Festival du nouveau cinema de Montréal Horizon (Canada) -
2021

Trailer
Gloomy Eyes
30 minutes, 2019, France
directed by Fernando Maldonado, Jorge Tereso
produced by Atlas V, ARTE Franc
In a world where the sun who got tired of the humans and decided to hide and never rise again, the darkness awoke the dead from their graves, a zombie kid called Gloomy and a mortal girl called Nena fall in love and form a deep connection that not even the most powerful man in town can destroy.



Artistic Achievement Winner & Sound Achivement Winner - Raindance Film Festival (United Kingdom) 2019
Cristal Best VR Experience - Annecy (France) 2019
Jury Award for Best VR work - Anima (Belgium) 2019

Trailer
OXYMORE by Jean-Michel Jarre
Interactive Music Experience
2022, France, 50 min
Director Giorgi Molodtsov
Art director Pavel Pavlyukov
Production VRROOM
The latest music creation of Jean-Michel Jarre takes place in Oxyville, a virtual city inspired by iconic musical instruments of the earliest stages of electronic music and an homage to Pierre Henry.

Webby Award Winner 2022
Crystal Owl Award for Best Art Design
Raindance Immersive Special Jury Mentioning 2022


Trailer
Immersive Films (360 Films)
Isle of the Dead
7 min, animation, 2017, France
directed by Benjamin Nuel
Production Les Produits Frais (Oriane Hurard), ARTE France
A timeless journey, based on Arnold Böcklin's painting.

Isle of the Dead is a timeless journey, starting from an everyday apartment towards our final destination, guided by Charon, ferryman of the Underworld. This VR experience is a loose recreation of the eponymous work painted in 1883 by the Swiss symbolist painter Arnold Böcklin.
The famous masterpiece also inspired a symphonic poem by Rachmaninov, which makes a perfect soundtrack to accompany the experience.

Best Story at the Venice International Film Festival (2018)
Prix du public Entrevues Belfort (France) 2018
Special Jury VR award FilmGate Miami (USA) 2018

Trailer
The Real Thing
16 min, documentary, 2018, France
directed by Benoit Felici and Mathias Chelebourg
produced by Artline Films, DVgroup, and ARTE France
The Real Thing is a VR journey into a copy of our world. Around China's largest cities, entire neighbourhoods have been inspired by foreig models. The film explores the most stunning of these "fake cities". It travels from Paris to London and Venice - without leaving China. The inhabitants guide us in the parallel world where they have chosen to live. As VR leads the way to virtual tourism, copycat cities compete to offer a real experience of static travel. Walking the thin line between reality and virtuality, this documentary combines both to enhance a whole new feeling and ubiquity.


Lichter Filmfest – Best VR Storytelling 2019

Sheffield Doc/Fest Nominee
Trailer
Meet Mortaza
13 min, documentary, 2020, France, Belgium
directed by Joséphine Derobe
produced by Les Produits Frais, Dancing Dog Productions
At the age of 24, Mortaza had to flee his own country, Afghanistan, because he was sentenced to death by the religious authorities. Forced into exile, through a dangerous and clandestine road, Mortaza will reach Europe to join the country he wished to ask for asylum: France.
Meet Mortaza VR tells the twelve-year-journey of a young man who wanted to live free. The experience plunges the audience into Mortaza's recollections, sharing his intimacy, dreams, doubts and fights for freedom.

Venice Film Festival selection 2020
SXSW Official Selection 2020

Trailer
Georgian VR Showcase
In addition to the program, provided by Institut Francais de Georgie within the "Selection VR" and "Novembre Numerique" initiative, festival goers would be able to exclusively experience immersive works created in Georgia
I pity the garden
20 min, 2022, Georgia
created by Mariam Natroshvili and Detu Jincharadze
Produced by Sadarismelia, In-between Conditions
I Pity the Garden is an immersive artwork about a premonition of the end. Through the VR experience, the viewer is led into a realm of magical realism.The central scene of the VR experience is a garden of extinct plants – The Ghosts Garden. This ecological crisis, in real life and represented here in VR, is one of the signs of the end.
Immersive Tech Week Selection 2022

Part of Georgian National pavilion at the 59th International Art Exhibition – La
Biennale di Venezia 2022
Teaser
MormoVerse: Under the Pillow
20 min, 2023, Georgia, France
directed by Giorgi Molodtsov
produced by Guzella Nikolayshvili
produced by Film XR
Welcome to MormoVerse – the most family friendly verse of all verses!

Join kitten Mormitten on his adventures in Under the Pillow, a new magical world in VRChat! Every night Mormitten travels inside an old couch to find the lost treasures of Yulia and Gosha, the two siblings who created him. Journey into his magical world and follow the story written by the creator's father over 30 years ago. Various adaptations were created since then – an animated film, a VR game and now also a narrative world in VRChat.

Raindance Film Festival Immersive Nomination (2023)
Trailer
Virtual Tbilisi 360
25 min, 2019, Georgia
directed by Nikoloz Gogochuri
produced by VREX Immersive
Commissioned by Tbilisi City Hall
Explore exciting and vibrant Tbilisi, capital of Georgia with this interactive VR experience! You can take a walk through the old part of the city, look over the center of Tbilisi from Narikala Fortress, the main defense citadel dominating Tbilisi skyline and explore hip and trendy tourist places with captivating street art and cultural diversity.


"Film and Art industry worldwide is benefitting from technological advancement. With this showcase we want the audience to see VR not only as a technology for gamers and geeks, but as an equal form of art, which takes the best from both Culture and Technology. We hope that this showcase would be a good start to promote VR in Georgia and make innovation more familiar to the audience"

Giorgi Molodtsov
Creative Producer of the exhibition
Founded in 2010, The Center of Contemporary Art – Tbilisi is an independent, non-profit, community-based institution, which functions as a station, where curators, artists, students and people simply interested in art, working in international, regional and/or local art scenes can connect and collaborate. CCA Tbilisi also offers a unique library of approximately 6,000 books on contemporary art, art history and art theory, which is free of charge and open to the public.

CCA-Tbilisi's main goal is to support the development of contemporary art in Georgia and in the Caucasus region. For a country with deeply rooted cultural traditions it is of crucial importance to have an independent and open institution, which works on contextualization of contemporary visual culture and helps Georgian and international artists to effectively present creative production to local and international audiences.

CCA Web-site: https://www.cca.ge/en/


CCA - Center of Contemporary
Art - Tbilisi
10 Dodo Abashidze St, Tbilisi, Georgia
Content Partners:
The VR program is presented by the French Institute of Georgia as part of the "Selection VR" and "Novembre Numerique" initiative, with support from the French Institute of Paris, further emphasizing the strong international French-Georgian collaboration behind this cutting-edge event.


Tbilisi VR Days
Project Team – Film XR:
Creative producer / Curator – Giorgi Molodtsov
Artistic Director – Mariam Natroshvili
Technical Director – Vlad Maleev

Institut Francais de Georgie:
Salome Murvanidze
salome.murvanidze@institutfrancais.ge

Film XR: Giorgi Molodtsov
gm@filmxr.ee / +995599051371

CCA Tbilisi:
10 Dodo Abashidze St, Tbilisi, Georgia
+995555383216
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