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Kaleidoscope VR World Tour winners (pictures)

Check out the winners from the Kaleidoscope VR World Tour 2016, a showcase of the best virtual-reality films, art and experiences.

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"Clouds"

The Kaleidoscope festival, basically the equivalent of a film festival for virtual reality, shows off and awards the best VR art, films and immersive experiences.

"We're here to celebrate the pioneers," said Nick Ochoa, global VR evangelist for Kaleisoscope. "People aren't making money on this yet. It's financed by artists themselves with their blood, sweat and tears."

Here's a look at the winners from the Kaleidoscope VR World Tour 2016. "Clouds" won the Kaleidoscope Award for Best Documentary.

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"Clouds": best documentary

"Clouds" is a US production exploring data visualisation, directed by James George and Jonathan Minard.

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"Jet Lag"

Winner of the Kaleidoscope Award for Best Live Action Experience.

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"Jet Lag": best live experience

Directed by Pierre Friquet, this Indian and French production explores love and absence through the medium of dance.

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"La Peri: A Prelude"

Winner of the Kaleidoscope Award for Best Interactive Experience.

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"La Peri": best interactive experience

Built for the HTC Vive and inspired by Disney's "Fantasia", "La Peri" is a dance duet with you controlling one of the dancers.

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"Notes on Blindness"

"Notes on Blindness" is the winner of the Kaleidoscope Award for Best Experimental Experience.

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"Notes on Blindness": best experimental experience

A joint UK and French production, "Notes on Blindness" explores the "interior world" of blindness, using real time VR animation and binaural sound.

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"Old Friend"

Winner of the Kaleidoscope Award for Best Animated Experience.

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"Old Friend": best animated

A bizarre and often hilarious psychedelic experience from the wonderfully bent mind of Tyler Hurd.

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"Tana Pura"

Winner of the Kaleidoscope Grand Prize For Excellence In Cinematic Virtual Reality.

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"Tana Pura": grand prize winner

Rooted in the mysticism of the Tibetan Book of the Dead, "Tana Pura" is a gently interactive meditation on the nature of death, scored by Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood.

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