The festival

July 1 – August 25

The VR Arles Festival, created jointly by BNP Paribas, Les Rencontres de la Photographie d’Arles and Fisheye in 2016, showcases a curated collection of innovating interactive and immersive experiences from all over the world. Following the success of its past editions the show will be back in 2019, running from July 1st to August 25th 2019 at couvent Saint-Césaire in Arles.

During the opening week of the 50th anniversary of the Rencontres d’Arles, a jury multidisciplinary team chaired by Charlotte Rampling awarded four rewards : 
>  Fictions Prize (4000 euros) : 7 Lives by Charles Ayats, Sabrina Calvo et Jan Kounen
>  Versions Prize (4000 euros) : Traveling While Black by Roger Ross Williams, Ayesha Nadarajah, Felix Lajeunesse, Paul Raphaël
> Visions Prize (4000 euros) : HanaHana: Multi-Bloom by the artist Mélodie Mousset
> Jury Prize (pack VR SanDisk) : RE-ANIMATED by Jakob Kudsk Steensen

The writing Residency for VR, developed in collaboration with the French Institute will host participants in Arles from August 26th to August 31st.

The jury

Yukiko Yamagata

Acting Director for the Open Society Foundations Documentary Photography Project

Céline Tricart


Alia Ouabdesselam

Head of Strategic Partnerships, Cinema and Group Event BNP Paribas

Paolo Moretti

Artistic Director of Directors’ Fortnight, Director Festival International du Film de La Roche-sur-Yon and Cinéma Le Concorde

Charlotte Rampling

Actress and President of the jury

Renaud Grand-Clément

Vice-president, Le Point

Christopher Miles

Managing Director Palais de Tokyo

Vincent Pérez

Actor and director

The jury2017