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ANIDOX: VR Award 2020

Deadline | Event Dates (period)
20 July 2020
Viborg, Denmark
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Event Description
ANIDOX and Viborg Animation Festival, have initiated a new award scheme – ANIDOX:VR Award, which distinctively addresses factual and visual storytelling in emerging media/VR. Awards include a cash prize and a residency grant for development of new works

2020 Award Coverage

The ANIDOX:VR Awards are showcased as part of the 8th Viborg Animation Festival 21 – 27 September 2020 Viborg, Denmark. The award will be announced during ANIDOX Day on the 24 September 2020, which will include talks, panel discussions and special screenings


  • The ANIDOX:VR Award competition is open to all original works, immersive and/or interactive VR experiences which can be justified as an animated documentary.
  • Submissions are opened to all works completed in 2019 and 2020.
  • The devices that may be used to watch the experience: HTC Vive, Oculus (Rift or Quest), or Playstation VR. Only playable builds are accepted.
  • An international jury will award prizes recognising the best works in the competition.

2019 Award Coverage

The winners of the first ever ANIDOX:VR Awards:

  • Best Immersive work (1000 €): *The Scream* (Sandra Paugam and Charles Ayats / Cineteve)
  • Innovative storytelling (Residency): *Another dream* (Tamara Shogaolu / Ado Ato pictures)

Jury and expert panel: Klara Grunning (Swedish Film Institute), Simon Løvind (Danish Film Institute), Uri Kranot (ANIDOX) and Monica Hellström (Final cut for Real). A number of filmmakers /creators will be attending to present their works. The awards will be announced on 28th Sept. at VAF'19 closing ceremony.

In Competition:
Ayahuasca Kosmik Journey - 2019 / 18 Min / France, Luxemburg, Director: Jan Kounen, Production: Atlas V, a_BAHN, Small

Accused # 2 Walter Sisulu -  2018 /15 min. / france, Director: Nicolas Champeaux and Gilles Porte, Production: La générale de production

Homestay -  2018 / 15 min / Canada

Directors: Paisley Smith, Jam3 and the NFB Digital Studio, Production: National Film Board of Canada

Another dream - 2019 / 20 Min. / Netherlands

Directors: Tamara Shogaolu, Production: Ado Ato pictures

The Scream - 2018 / 15 Min. / France
Directors: Sandra Paugam and Charles Ayats, Production: Fabienne Servan Schreiber and David Bigiaoui

Out of competition
Songbird VR Instalaltion – 2018 / 10 Min. / United Kingdom/ Denmark Directors: Lucy Greenwell / Michelle & Uri Kranot

Exhibition public opening hours:
Carte Blanche Theater, Ammuntionsvej 6, 8800 Viborg

26.09 13:00 – 20:00
27.09 15:00 – 22:00
28.09 10:00 – 20:00
29.09 10:00 – 14:00

Thursday 26Th Sept. 2019 ANIDOX Day Programme:

10:00 – 12:00 Exhibition: VR competition – Jury screening
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch & Jury deliberations
13:00 – 14:30 Seminar/ panel: Meet the experts: Animated Docs. In VR
16:00 – 17:30 Film screening: Delta Zoo, Dir. Andrius Lekavicus (Lithuania, 2019)
18:00 – 20:00 Event: AGXR – Talks (Game Expo: Animation in XR context)
20:00 – 21:30 Film screening: Chris the Swiss, Dir. Anja Kofmel (Swiss, 2018)

Viborg Animation Festival, as well as the ANIDOX:VR Award is produced and organised by The Animation Workshop, Viborg Denmark. The Animation Workshop is well known as one of the world’s leading centers for animation training and development within the areas of education, culture, communication and business. ANIDOX:VR Award is supported by Viborg Animation Festival, Viborg Kommune, The Animation Workshop /Via University college, The Danish Film Institute and the Swedish Film Institute.



Event Dates

  • 24 September 2020
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