Last night The Unknown Patient took out The Best Virtual Reality Award at The Adelaide Film Festival.
The award was presented by the VR jury, consisting of industry professionals at the forefront of screen making with emerging technologies, internationally acclaimed artist and VR creative Sue Austin, AFTRS Head of Cinematography Kim Batterham and Google Creative Lab’s Mathew Tizard. The 10 cutting edge titles of the year in the running included 4 Australian Premieres direct from Venice – Borderline (Israel), Kobold (Germany), Rooms(Germany), The Unknown Patient (Australia), alongside Australian works Carriberrie and Parragirls Past, Presentand Dinner Party (United States), The Real Thing (France), The Whale (South Korea) and Your Spiritual Temple Sucks (Taiwan).
The Jury said of the winning work “The Unknown Patient revisits a story from Australian history that explores the nature of memory in ways that only VR can approach. We were impressed by the quality of the storytelling, dynamic rendering and lighting, the feeling of presence, and the use of performance capture – all of which intensify the viewer’s sense of immersion.”
A massive Congratulations to the entire Unknown Patient team and all the nominees.
Read about all the winners below: