Directed by Aoífe Doyle

Written by Denis James Ryan

Produced by Niamh Herrity

PARTNERS Dublin International Film Festival, Audi, Screen Skills Ireland



Ireland's 1st animated Virtual Reality Film! "AURORA" premiered at Immersive Stories-Audi Dublin International Film Festival in 2018 and has gone on to receive multiple accolades around the world including:

  • Winner of the 2018 MonolithTM Award for Outstanding Achievement in Immersive VR from Infinity Film Festival Beverly Hills.
  • Nominee for 'VR Film of the Year' at the VR Awards 2018.
  • Lumiere award Nomination for ‘3D VR Content’ at Stereopsia 2018.

A visually rich cinematic animated VR short, "AURORA" follows the lives of a young family and all who inhabit its vividly coloured landscape. Set in a beautiful forest clearing "AURORA" gives the audience space to experience the majesty of nature through a time-lapse style narrative of day to night, spring to winter and life to death.

"AURORA" draws the viewer into the emotive storyline by allowing them to get up close and personal with the characters. Fleeting awe-inspiring moment of presence and gently interaction invite us to reflect on the very nature of time itself.

"AURORA" is an uplifting visual feast that packs an emotional punch!


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An introduction to the art and story of Ireland’s 1st animated Virtual Reality Film.


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