VRE Fest: Virtual Reality Experience 2021


A festival to explore the vast world of immersive technologies

Virtual Reality Experience – VRE is an international festival created to explore the vast world of immersive technologies and their impact on our near future. A real observatory that will allow the public to take part in a selection of works filmed at 360°, live Virtual experiences, attend live performances, and listen to some of the most authoritative voices in the VR / AR field.

The third edition of VRE comes back in autumn from 14 – 16 October 2021 in presence and 14 -30 October 2021 on digital platforms.

It starts in September with two pre-opening events; from 9 to 11 September VRE will be a guest of Laboratorio Aperto in Modena with the Best of VRE Focus.
The previews close with an event organized in collaboration with Romaeuropa Festival as part of Digitalive: from 23 to 26 September, at Mattatoio di Testaccio in Galleria delle Vasche at La Pelanda, a VR room with 60 stations will be set up where you can attend the show Così è (o Mi pare) – Pirandello VR, adapted and directed by Elio Germano.

Elio Germano _ Così è (o mi pare) –Pirandello in VRP
Elio Germano _ Così è (o mi pare) –Pirandello in VRP

VRE 2021 Program

The official program of the third edition of VRE starts in October, from 14 to 16.

Several physical locations were selected: in Rome, Galleria delle Vasche at La Pelanda, within Romaeuropa Festival, where a section dedicated to VR Exhibitions – among the most interesting ones on the international scene – will be presented; Villa Maraini, where Cyberia, the XR performance of the artists Maria Teresa Guta and Adrien Ganei, will be presented in collaboration with the Swiss Institute of Rome.

Along with Rome’s physical locations, still in October, VRE will take its official selection to the VRE Satellite Venues, five prestigious locations from five different Italian cities: Museo Nazionale del Cinema in Turin, Laboratorio Aperto in Modena, Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnologia Leonardo Da Vinci in Milan, MEET – Digital Culture Center in Milan, Cantieri Culturali alla Zisa in Palermo.


The official selection, consisting of 20 works from some of the most innovative and inspired creators on the international scene, will be also available digitally on VeeR and on Viveport, the internationally distributed platforms entirely dedicated to XR works. The winner will be awarded by an international jury, chaired by Liz Rosenthal, VR Curator for Venice Film Festival’s Venice and Founder & CEO of Power the Pixel. London, and a jury of young ambassadors under 25.

Another innovation of VRE21 is “NeXt GeneRation Italia NGI – XR challenge”, a Call for innovative entrepreneurial projects which are useful to actively help Italy to achieve the goals of Next Generation Italia, the Plan to design the future of our nation. The deadline is on 30 September 2021, with the award ceremony on 15 October 2021.

VRE’s presence among Risonanze of Festa del Cinema 2021 is confirmed: “this way we will have a chance to expand the horizon of our exhibition to the most advanced frontiers of vision, engaging the audience in new and unexpected experiences between experimentation, interaction, and immersion,” says Laura Delli Colli, President of Fondazione Cinema per Roma.

Free entrance to all the events, with reservations required.

October 14 – 16, 2021

digital: Piattaforma VEER VR –VIVEPORT

Free entry


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