VR Award / Best VR Short Film

Jury Preis 500 Euro

Sponsored by:
Dräxlmaier Group

The VR Award will be awarded to an international virtual reality short film.

Winner

Attack On Daddy von Sung Si-Hup (Regie) / Jung Min-Gun

Jury statement:

With an exuberant playfulness, ATTACK ON DADDY throws itself and the audience head first into the possibilities of the young medium of VR. With a light touch, and yet a very deliberate, well-considered approach to the new freedoms, it abducts the audience into a showpiece of changing perspectives and roles. As soon as we think we have established a firm stand, a safe place for ourselves and our gaze in the virtual world, our confidence is punished. Just like early cinema found pleasure and thrill in fear, ATTACK ON DADDY revels in our relative inexperience to be tied to a camera-location, but to be free to find our own frame within the 360° field of view. It is a visual game of cat and mouse, in which some will see the imminent threat moving inexorably towards them, and some will be surprised by it leaping at them from behind their backs. With a gaze akin to that of a child - at the same time filled with amazement and believing without question - ATTACK ON DADDY introduces as to a new form of cinematic art.

Catherine Morawitz

Catherine has always been an adventurer, with many wanderings between Colombian jungles and the Sahara Desert. All this meant great preparation for the twisting journey of independent filmmaking.
After studying Philosophy and Anthropology at university, it was only a matter of time until she pursued what has always been her biggest passion full-time, making movies.
Catherine founded her own Berlin-based production company, Studio Saboteur, in 2013. Her debut film, the neo-Giallo short YELLOW, screened at over 50 festivals worldwide was praised by critics and audiences alike. The film was a bonus feature on Arrow Video’s US & UK release of cult Giallo BLOOD AND BLACK LACE and had a Soundtrack out on vinyl by Death Waltz Records, quickly selling out.
Since then, she has produced Japanese Sci-Fi road movie FONOTUNE starring Guitar Wolf, Kiki Sukezane (Westworld) and Kazushi Watanabe (Visitor Q) as well as the American Comedy Drama SOFTNESS OF BODIES, which premiered at the LA Filmfest in 2018.

Alexander Krötsch

After high school he studied media and communication science in Augsburg since 2003 and worked in several film production companies in Munich. 2006 he switched to producing and media economics at the University of Television and Film Munich, where he produced a number of short movies, that run on festivals and won awards.

After his studies he produced the first feature THREE HOURS that was distributed theatrically in Germany and founded the film production company “brave new films” in 2013. With his company he realized several documentaries and a documentary series as well as the Grimme-Award nominated feature fiction movie THE PROCEDURE. His company focusses on the development of author driven arthouse, genre movies and documentaries for German and international distribution. He participated in various international co-production programs. He was nominated for his work for the Studio Hamburg Nachwuchspreis und the First Steps Award and his films received several awards on festivals.