Virtual Reality
Short Films

Comédie de Clermont-Ferrand, Traversée centrale
Saturday January 28th to Friday February 3th - 10 am to 18 pm
Saturday February 4th - 10 am to 16:30 pm

On presentation of a festival ticket or an accreditation
1 festival ticket = 30' of immersive film or an interactive film
On accreditation: 2 films max bookable per day

In collaboration with Festivals Connexion and ARTE.


by Rossella Schillaci
Italy, Portugal / 2022 / 20' / Italian with english subtitles.


Affiorare (Surfacing) is a VR experimental documentary set in prison.

Like in a fairy tale, the viewer is immersed in the everyday life of mothers and kids living in special places: prisons and custody institutions for inmates with their children.

360° footage at children’s eye level and animations embark us on a magical journey from the iconic Panopticon system of control, to the most recent confinement centres. Like the hero’s journey, the protagonists tell us – in a deep and poetic way- their first impressions of the prison, the smells, the fears, the challenges.

Production : Mybosswas, Laranja Azul

Distribution : Mybosswas, Margot Mecca, +34 722 774546

Target public: Adults


by Hish-Chien Huang
Taïwan / 2019 / 31' / English


The story is from director’s childhood memories which depicts the reduction of humanity by military government during the martial law, the colonial culture as well as the digital era into a story beyond reality.


Production : Virtual and Physical Media Integration Association of Taiwan

Distribution : Virtual and Physical Media Integration Association of Taiwan

Target public:  Adults


Kidnapping in Vostok

by Jean Bouthors
France / Animation / 2022 / French / 20'


In the heart of Antarctica, a group of Russian scientists is trying to recover vital information for their research. For this, they have no choice but to kidnap you in order to interrogate you.

Production : Les astronautes

Distribution : Astrea

Target public: Young adults, Adults



by Fabito Rychter et Amir Admoni
Brazil, Peru / 2021 / English / 20'


Lavrynthos places you at the heart of the labyrinth of Crete to tell you the story of the unlikely relationship between the Minotaur and his next meal: a girl named Cora. A contemporary Greek tragedy paying homage to the cradle of modern dramatic theory while challenging it at the same time. Lavrynthos is a humorous take on a 3000 years old myth updating it with themes and topics that are relevant in this day and age. Lavrynthos makes use of an innovative way of moving the player throughout the story by transforming a 2x2m area in an infinite non-euclidean maze that can shift space and time. Lavrynthos messes up with your sense of direction, space and balance and aims to connect with people that might have felt lost in the last couple of years.

Production : Delirium XR

Distribution : Delirium XR, Fabito Rychter

Target public: Young adults, Adults

Missing Pictures Episode 2:
Tsai Ming-Liang the Seven-Story Building

by Clément Deneux and Kuan-Yuan Lai
France, Taiwan, United Kingdom, Luxembourg, South Korea / Documentary / 2021 / 12' / Mandarin, English, French, Deutsch, Korean.


Almost every filmmaker has had an experience of “the one that got away”: a film that didn’t get made, whether because of a lack of money, a troublesome star, or disasters on the set. The VR series Missing Pictures offers famous directors the opportunity to bring a lost project back to life in an animated virtual world. Tsai Ming-liang doesn't have a “missing picture,” but what he does have are childhood memories that would be impossible for him to film. He talks about how he grew up with his grandparents, who took him out to see two films every evening. So instead of this being a making-of of an unmade film, Tsai gives us a making-of of his entire film career.

Production: ARTE France, Atlas V, BBC, PTS, Serendipity Films, Wild Fang Films, Giioii

Distribution: Astrea

Target public:  Adults



by Chen Shian
Taïwan / 2020 / Documentary / 12' / Chinese, english subtitles

European premiere.


On a volcanic island located southeastern of Taiwan lives an Austronesian descent – Tao tribe. A-Lan, one of the younger generations who return home, has found a way of living, yet he is still torn between traditional and modern lives.

Production: Kaohsiung Film Archive, This Moment Lab, HU Yin-Shan

Target public:  Adults

On The Morning You Wake
(to the End on the World)

by Mike Brett, Steve Jamison, Pierre Zandrowicz and Arnaud Colinart
France, UK / 2022 / Documentary / 38'/ English


On January 13th, 2018 at 8:08 am, an alert was issued to the 1.4 million citizens of Hawai'i,

Production : ARTE France, Archers Mark, Atlas V, VR For Good META, Games for Change, Princeton Universitys Program on Science and Global Security

Distribution : ASTREA, Danielle GIROUX

Target public:  Adults

Red Tail

by Fish Wang
Taïwan / 2022 / 20' / English


At a train station floating in the cloud, a mysterious red tail catches the boy’s attention. Chasing the red tail, the boy has traveled through countless magical places, ran into the bizarre creatures, and finally he meets the gentleman, who seems to know his secrets more than he does. When the red tail reminds the boy of his own memory and sadness, what’s the secrets hiding behind, and where will it lead him next?


Production : Kaohsiung Film Archive, PTS Taiwan, Zero One Film

Distribution : Kaohsiung Film Archive

Target public: Young adults, Adults


by Hish-Chien Huang

Taïwan / 2021 / Fiction / 27' / Chinese, english subtitles


The protagonist escapes Earth after a global nuclear destruction to find a new planet to live on but finds that he/she always returns to it to learn life's profound lesson.

Production : Virtual and Physical Media Integration Association of Taiwan

Distribution : Virtual and Physical Media Integration Association of Taiwan

Target public:  Adults

They Dream in My Bones
- Insemnopedy II

by Faye Formisano
France / 2021  / 17’ / English


They Dream in My Bones - Insemnopedy II is a mesmerizing meditation and a moving and experimental piece of work. It explores the tissues of a skeleton, going beyond the body to reach a metaphysical dimension and asking a question : how to extract dreams from unknown bones ?

Production : Le Fresnois, Caza d'Oro

Distribution : Diversion cinéma

Public: Adults