The winners of the first 360 Film Festival, with a jury led by Julie Gayet

The 360 Film Festival jury members have selected the best immersive contents, with 6 prizes including a special prize during an award ceremony hosted by the French actress  and producer Julie Gayet; the audience included the many industry experts who had attended Screen4All Forum at L'Usine, in nearby La Plaine-Saint-Denis. Gayet explains: "I am delighted for this opportunity to experiment with VR, which is opening up a new era of film. Viewers no longer just watch movies, but actually experience them!" - The first year of this international event had 48 films in competition, from 13 countries. The winners of the 360 Film Festival can be seen online starting October 18.



Jury members judged the artistic, technical and innovative merits of each film.

The 360 Film Festival prize for ART was awarded to Frédéric Purgal’sAtelier d’Utrillo du Musée de Montmartre“, for the creative use of photogrammetry in order to recreate an actual artist’s workshop. Production: Art of Corner, VR, 4′, 2016.

The 360 Film Festival prize for LIVE FILMING was awarded to Richard Nockles‘ “Charlie Winston – Many Me’s” for the quality of its direction, and for its original, fun and fresh design of a one-man band. Production: Surround Vision, 360° video, 3’, 2015, UK.

The 360 Film Festival prize for DOCUMENTARIES was awarded to Richard Nockles‘ “Growing a World of Wonder“, which offers an in-depth exploration of the potential of VR through both its subject and its techniques. Its accessible and efficient storytelling ensures the viewer feels like they’re actually there. Production: Surround Vision, 360° video, 4’, 2015, UK.

The 360 Film Festival prize for FICTION was awarded to Pierre Zondrewicz’I Phillip“, for its masterful use of all parameters of VR creation. Production: Okio, VR, 14’, 2016, France.

The 360 Film Festival prize for COMMERCIAL FILMS was awarded to Léon Bérelle, Dominique Boidin, Rémi Kozyra and Maxime Luère’sAssassin’s Creed – Jack the Ripper” for its technical achievement, smart camera use and powerful effects. Production: Unit Image, VR, 2’, 2015, France.

The 360 Film Festival’s SPECIAL PRIZE was awarded to Marc Zimmermann’sLonging for Wilderness“, for its refreshing content, with a forwards or backwards dolly shot that ends up in a levitating position. Production: Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg, Institute of Animation, Visual Effects and Digital Post-production, 360° video, 3’, 2016, Germany.


Jury members

Stephan Bender, FilmFrance – Benoit Blanchard, Unifrance – Julien Cadot, Numerama – Eloi Champagne, ONF Montréal – Emmanuel Cuénod, Geneva International Film Festival Tous Ecrans – Laurent Dondey, La Géode –  Julie Gayet, actress and producer – Emma Genet, UNI-VR, Nathalie Klimberg, Mediakwest – Camille Lopato, DiVRsionVR – Fabienne Olivier, LearnDoShare – Delphine Seitiée, WorldVR Forum, Switzerland – Fabien Siouffi, agent for VR artists, Fabbula – Michaël SwierczynskI, Forum des Images.




The 360 Film Festival was held as a part of the 3rd edition of Screen4All, a forum on innovative technologies for film, TV and new media, giving visitors an overview of the latest innovations and disruptive usages.