16.04. ‐ 21.04.2024
VR Interactive Storytelling

Exhibition: VR Interactive Storytelling Short films

Sister Sylvester, Deniz Tortum, Chloé Rochereuil, Christian Zipfel

This year, the 8th VIRTUAL REALITY STORYTELLING AWARD has a great new feature: our international competition will not only show 360° films - for the first time, there will also be interactive VR experiences that allow you to delve even deeper into virtual worlds. The VR INTERACTIVE STORYTELLING AWARD, which was created for this purpose, is presented by a high-calibre jury (Franziska Nori, Sebastian Oschatz and Philip Hausmeier).

The interactive VR exhibition will take place in the festival centre.

Opening hours VR EXHIBITION (free of charge)

THU 18. + FRI 19. APRIL 14:00 – 21:00

SAT 20. APRIL 12:00 – 20:00

SUN 21. APRIL 12:00 – 18:00

19 April 2024

14:00 h, Festivalzentrum

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Direction Sister Sylvester, Deniz Tortum, Chloé Rochereuil, Christian Zipfel
Country The Netherlands, USA, Turkey, France, Germany
Year 2023-2024
Duration until 21:00 ∞ min
Language English, German


Free Entrance - open from 2 pm to 9 pm

The finalists of the LICHTER VR Interactive Storytelling Award 2024 are:

Shadowtime | Documentation | The Netherlands/USA/Turkey 2023 | original language (English) | Length: 18 Min. | Director: Sister Sylvester, Deniz Tortum

In Shadowtime we are witnessing two worlds by inhabiting two bodies at the same time: one firmly rooted in the real world, the other disembodied and can freely move through space and time. Fortunately, as the narrator of this exhilarating VR-Experience has found out, there is only one real world and therefore we must take serious care of it.

Shadowtime skillfully relates the history of virtual reality technology to questions regarding the imminent danger of the media, such as manipulation and shifts of perspectives that draw attention away from the urgent problems of our time.


JFK Memento | Documentation | France/USA 2023 | original language (English) | Length: 36 Min. | Director: Chloé Rochereuil

The interactive documentary utilizes and combines elaborate techniques to reconstruct the events during and after the assassination of US President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963. Interviews with eyewitnesses, restored and processed video material in 3D, as well as photogrammetric reconstructions of the locations, create a fascinating kaleidoscope of history and invite immersion. The past has rarely felt so vivid.


Die wenige Zeit | Animation | Germany 2024 | original language with English subtitles | Length: 20 Min. | Director: Christian Zipfel

Margot Friedländer, a survivor of the Theresienstadt concentration camp, allows us to share in her haunting memories of the time of Jewish persecution in Nazi Germany within a short period. Her poignant narratives are accompanied by elaborate reconstructions of the sites of memory. For this project, Miss Friedländer herself was three-dimensionally recorded by a complex camera system from the Konrad Wolf Film University, giving us the feeling of standing directly opposite her. An important contribution against forgetting, for all of us now and for all those yet to come.



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