From ShorTS VR to ShorTS Immersive

New technologies are evolving, and immersive technologies and storytelling are following the trend by experimenting with new ways of narration.
We have decided to expand the content offered during the festival to follow the new ways of storytelling, and alongside the now traditional 360VR, we have also added interactive experiences to the competition.
Interactive immersive experiences represent an innovative frontier in how we interact with the narrative reality, blending elements of the physical and digital worlds to create increasingly engaging stories. These experiences have the power to transport us into tailor-made worlds, where the boundaries between imagination and reality blur, enveloping the viewer in a unique experience.

Glossary of immersive technologies

360VR – 360 VR or immersive cinema is a storytelling method where the viewer is immersed 360 degrees within the film. The viewer can only look around but cannot interact with the story.

6DoF – Acronym for six degrees of freedom, which identifies the six variables that determine positioning, translation, and rotation on the three axes X, Y, Z. In 6DoF experiences, the viewer can move within the space created by the author.

Mixed reality – Mixed Reality (MR) represents a technological advancement that merges the real world with the virtual world, creating a new environment where physical and digital objects coexist and interact in real-time.

Virtual reality – Virtual Reality (VR) is an immersive technology that allows users to immerse themselves in a digitally simulated environment, which can be either a replica of the real world or a completely fantastical universe.

HMD – Head-Mounted Display is the headset used to experience immersive content such as 360VR and interactive immersive experiences.