Nothing Happens

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Multi Media project

In the cold outskirts of town, something is about to happen. A crowd of people has assembled to witness a spectacle…

Nothing Happens is a short film and cinematic VR experience which questions the role of the spectator, by inviting the individual to participate in an event. VR allows us to choose our perspective, allows us to dwell on the details and absorb the unique atmosphere. The project explores a new kind of narrative, a new way of being in a painting, a work of art that is truly comprehensive and immersive. Nothing Happens offers a new way of looking. It is about spectatorship, about watching and being watched. It is about being present.

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Nothing Happen Film trailer:

Nothing Happens – VR installation teaser

Watch the full film here:

Awards and Exhibitions

  • Venice Film Festival La Biennale di Venezia, Italy.
  • Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria.
  • Kunsthal Charlottenborg, CPH , Denmark.
  • Prix André Martin for “Best French short film”, Annecy Int. Animation Festival, France.
  • Prix Festival Connexion Région Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes, Annecy International Animation Film Festival, France.
  • Winner AFTRS International VR Competition, Adelaide Film Festival, Australia.
  • The Lumen prize, UK.
  • Prix immersion. Festival du nouveau cinéma , Canada.
  • Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, Germany.
  • Today Art Museum Beijing, China.
  • Stieglitz State Academy of Art and Design, St Petersburg, Russia.
  • Best Film, Kurzfilmfestival Köln, Germany.
  • Best Film, Anibar Int. Animation festival,  Kosovo.
  • Best International film, Odense film festival, Denmark.
  • Best  film, Tofuzi Int. film festival, Georgia.
  • Best Film , Banjalukanima film festival, Bosnia & Herzegovina.
  • Anima award, The International Film Festival Etiuda&Anima, Poland.
  • Special Mention, Fredrikstad Animation Festival, Norway.
  • Honorable Mention, The Kuandu International Animation Festival, Taiwan.
  • Special Mention, Animafest Cyprus.

Production: Marie Bro, Dansk Tegnefilm (DK) / Emmanuel-Alain Raynal and Pierre Baussaron, Miyu productions (FR)
Technique: Paint on footage, 2D animation / VR + projection installation
Music: Uri Kranot
Length:VR 15 min. | Film 12 min.
Year of production
: 2017
VR technical:
VIVE, VIVE Pro
Installation in collaboration with
: Carte Blanche
With support from: Danish Film Institute, West Danish Film Fund, the CNC (Centre national du cinéma et de l’image animée) and the Animation Workshop / VIA University College.

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