Awards & Jury


The VRHAMMY Award, worth 5,000 Euros, goes to the best international VR production in this year’s exhibition program and is presented with the kind support of the ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius in the presence of the artists and the international jury of experts at out festival opening on 4 June 2020.

Winner of the VRHAMM AWARD 2020 is The Key by Celine Tricart.

A special mention was given to Daughters of Chibok by Joel ‘Kachi Benson.

Presented by the ZEIT-Stiftung Gerd und Ebelin Bucerius

International Jury

Kay Watson is a researcher, producer and curator working with art and advanced technologies, photography and feminist, curatorial and institutional histories of art. She is currently Digital Curator at Serpentine Galleries and a PhD student at Birkbeck, University of London. Recent projects include Jakob Kudsk Steensen, The Deep Listener (2019) and Catharsis (2020); Hito Steyerl, Actual Reality OS (2019); Suzanne Treister, From SURVIVOR (F) to The Escapist BHST (Black Hole Spacetime) (2019); Jenna Sutela, I Magma (2019); Ian Cheng, BOB and Emissaries (2018) and The Serpentine Podcast (2018-20).

Jesse Damiani is Deputy Director of Emerging Technology at Southern New Hampshire University, a Forbes Contributor, and Editor-at-Large of VRScout. He is the Curator of the XR For Change summit, Curatorial Advisor at CURRENTS New Media, and Curator at the forthcoming Nxt Museum. He curated the Spatial Reality exhibition at sp[a]ce gallery, and co-curated Virtual Futures with LACMA and Sim-Cinema with FLOAT.

Liz Rosenthal specialises in boosting the digital potential of creators, institutions and media business. She is the Founder & CEO of Power to the Pixel and Curator of immersive content for Venice International Film Festival’s Venice VR, the festival’s official competition section and Venice Production Bridge Finance Market. Liz is Executive Producer for CreativeXR a unique immersive content accelerator programme funded by Arts Council England, Digital Catapult in London. She has an extensive network and knowledge of international financiers, distributors and talent across the immersive entertainment and arts space.

VRHAM! People’s Choice Award

Once again the visitors of the digital festival edition can vote online for their favourite VR experience from this year’s artistic program. The VRHAM! People’s Choice Award is presented during the closing event on 7 June 2020.

Winner of the VRHAM! People’s Choice Award 2020 is Gravity VR by Fabito Rychter and Armir Admoni.

Presented by the NORDAKADEMIE-Stiftung