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Jul 29, 2017

HTC VIVE, Jaunt China's THE DESERTED will compete at Venice International Film Festival

On July 27, the 74th Venice Film Festival announced the official shortlist of the Virtual Reality competition unit.

Led by the well-known director Mr. Tsai Ming-liang, co-produced by Jaunt China and HTC VIVE, "The Deserted," Chinese name: Home at Lanre Temple, the first Chinese VR film ambitioning to make a difference on a global film competition, will premiere at Venice International Film Festival, which, for the first time this year, includes VR film starring role in the competition.

Using Jaunt ONE for shooting and Jaunt Cloud Render System for post processing, "The Deserted" will enter into a rival with the world's top VR works competing for the Best VR and the Best VR Story.
Mr. James Fong, the CEO of Jaunt China, said, "'The Deserted' is the first VR project of which Jaunt China participated in the production. It's a great honor for us to have this opportunity to cooperate with Director Tsai and HTC VIVE which leads to the recognition from the Organizing Committee of the Venice International Film Festival. VR works requires an integration of creativity, art and technology and our dream is to be able to work with outstanding artists like Director Tsai to create global master pieces."
Tsai Ming Liang was once nominated for the Golden Lion Award of the 64th Venice International Film Festival with his movie "I Don't Want to Sleep Alone" in 2006. In the year of 2013, Stray Dogs won the Grand Jury Prize at the 70th Venice International Film Festival.

This time, from a VR perspective, Tsai attempts to create a unique narrative style in the conflict between humanistic art and innovation and technology.

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