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Venice VR Expanded

  • Virtual Reality
  • Biennale di Venezia
  • Film
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PHI Centre Espace D
315 Saint-Paul St West 
Montreal, Quebec, H2Y 2M3

Open everyday
from 9:30 am to 9:30 pm

*13 years old +

General Admission: $24.35
Students (13+): $21.75
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*Access is strictly reserved for people 13 years and older. A valid ID will be required at the entrance for all reduced rate tickets.

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[email protected] or 514 225-0525

For the second year in a row and in exclusivity in Canada, the PHI Centre presents a selection of virtual reality works from the 78th Biennale di Venezia

In partnership with

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The 78th Venice International Film Festival of La Biennale di Venezia, after the success of the 2020 edition, will once again hold its Venice VR Expanded section online, extending its duration from September 1st to 19th, 2021.

The PHI Centre will be the only cultural venue in Canada to host the Venice VR Expanded selection.

You will have access to about thirty works, the majority of which are world premieres by world-renowned studios. An opportunity to experience the best in VR with this prestigious event.

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30 works from 21 countries:

  • 19 projets in competition 
  • 10 projets Best Of - Out of Competition
  • 1 project developed and funded during the 5th edition of the College Cinema VR Biennial - Out of competition

PHI has carefully chosen a 'Best Of' list for your visit from the entire selection of works, which can be found below. For the complete program, click here (document in both languages, English follows.)

Best of Venice VR Expanded

78 VR Mack 8


By Kevin Mack
Country: United States
Language: N/A
Duration: 15 minutes

78 VR Collishaw 1


By Mat Collishaw
Country: United Kingdom
Language: English
Duration: 45 minutes

78 VR Singh Wood 4


By Meghna Singh & Simon Wood
Country: South Africa
Language: English
Duration: 16 minutes

78 VR Cleary Connor 2


By Benjamin Cleary & Michael O’Connor
Country: Ireland
Language: English
Duration: 22 minutes

78 VR Murphy Abdalla 3

Goliath: Playing with Reality

By Barry Gene Murphy & May Abdalla
Country: United Kingdom, France
Language: English
Duration: 25 minutes

78 VR Lieber 3

Bliss in the Ear of a Storm

By Adam Lieber & Hal Sorta
Country: South Africa, United Kingdom, United States
Language: English
Duration: 20 minutes

78 VR Li 2

Le bal de Paris de Blanca Li

By Blanca Li
Country: France, Germany, Luxembourg
Language: French, English, Spanish
Duration: 35 minutes

78 V Rbst Deng 3

Mind VR Exploration

By Zuyun Deng
Country: China
Language: Chinese, English
Duration: 15 minutes

78 VR Huang 1

Lun Hui (Samsara)

By Hsin-Chien Huang
Country: Taipei
Language: English
Duration: 21 minutes

78 Venice VR Deacon

Spirit of Place

By Dale Deacon
Country: Denmark, South Africa
Language: English
Duration: 30 minutes

78 VR Tittel 1

The Last Worker

By Jörg Tittel
Country: United Kingdom
Language: English
Duration: 30 minutes

78 V Rclg Rychter Admoni 2


By Fabito Rychter & Amir Admoni
Country: Brazil, Peru
Language: English
Duration: 16 minutes

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