Cinequest VR Awards


 Silicon Valley’s Cinequest is thrilled to announce the inaugural recipients of the Cinequest VR Awards. Awards will be presented as part of the Closing Night festivities for the Cinequest Film & VR Festival on Sunday, March 12th, 6pm at the California Theatre. For the complete lineup of Cinequest VR Experiences occuring Feb. 28 – Mar. 12 in San Jose and Redwood City, please consult the Cinequest VR Guide PDF.



Visionary Award
Maureen Fan
Best Overall VR Experience
Gnomes & Goblins
Best VR Interactive
Tilt Brush
Best VR Motion Picture
Rain or Shine
Honorable Mention: Please, State Your Name.
Best VR Motion Picture – Animation
Best VR Documentary
Under the Net
Honorable Mention: Collisions
Best VR Motion Picture – Horror
Best VR Motion Picture – Fantasy & Sci-fi
Best VR Motion Picture – Family
Special Delivery
Best VR Game
The Gallery: Episode One – Call of the Starseed
Honorable Mention: Fantastic Contraption
Honorable Mention: Bound
Best VR Family Game
Job Simulator
Best VR Adventure
Best VR Live Experience
Night Fall
Best VR Immersive
The Night Cafe
Best VR Social Experience
Best VR Story or Script
The Tragic Story of Betty Corrigall
Best VR Cinematography
Toro Bravo
Best VR Sound Design
Senzo Peso
Best VR Production Design
War Knows No Nation


Cinequest Film and Virtual Reality Festival 2017 will occur February 28th to March 12th in San Jose and Redwood City (Silicon Valley).  Join us for Maverick Spirit events with Jane Lynch (Glee) and Jason Reitman (Juno ); 129 World and U.S. Premiere Films (featuring stars like Amanda Seyfried, Shirley MacLaine, Jessica Chastain, Oscar Isaac, Nathan Lane, James Franco, Ben Mendelsohn, Michiel Huisman, Sir Ben Kingsley, Michelle Rodriguez, Sigourney Weaver, Rooney Mara, and Christian Bale); 800+ presenting artists and innovators; spectacular virtual reality experiences; and fabulous celebrations. Complete lineup, passes, and tickets at

About Cinequest
A vanguard organization set in the Silicon Valley, Cinequest’s uniqueness and impact result from being ahead of the curve in the powerful integration of creativity and technology. Cinequest fuses the world of the filmed arts with that of Silicon Valley’s innovation to empower youth, artists, and innovators to create and connect – driving transformations and a better tomorrow. Cinequest does this through Cinequest Film & VR Festival, Picture The Possibilities (PTP), and its sister company Cinequest Mavericks Studio. (Voted Best Film Festival by USA Today Readers.)

Cinequest 2017 Partners: Applied Materials (NYSE: AMAT), Kaiser Permanente, Harmonic (NYSE: HLIT), Unity Technologies, Canon (NYSE: CAJ), IMDb an Amazon Company (AMZN), Panasonic (OTCMKTS:PCRFY), Stella Artois (NYSE: AHBIF), Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Google (NYSE: GOOG), AMD Radeon (NYSE: AMD), RED, Samsung (KSE:KS005935), Hint Water, Comerica Incorporated (NYSE: CMA), Agile Ticketing Solutions, NBC Bay Area, Metro, KQED, SF Media Co., Telemundo, Cinemark (NYSE: CNK), Fairmont San Jose (NYSE: FHR), Hyatt Place San Jose Downtown (NYSE: H), Hilton San Jose (NYSE: HLT), Marriott San Jose (NYSE: MAR), Hotel De Anza, Wiivv, Barco (EBR:BAR), VTA, Caltrain, SamTrans, Eddie Lira, SV Creates, San Jose Downtown Association, Team San Jose, and the City of San Jose

PTP Partners: Kaiser Permanente, The Hearst Foundations, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, The David & Lucile Packard Foundation, Morrison & Foerster Foundation, Capital Group, Hewlett Packard Workstations (NYSE: HPQ), Brett Company, Google (NYSE: GOOG), Liquid Agency, Seagate (NYSE: STX), Litepanels, Cisco (NYSC: CSCO), AudioTechnica, Media Center, Adobe (NYSE: ADBE), Eddie Lira, GlideCam, Atomos, Rhino Camera Gear, Manfrotto, Red Giant (NYSE: REDG)