AWE is a partner event with World VR Forum and a key place for AR that has been going on for many years. As the Imperial Crown award which is handed out for the best VR experience at our Annual Summit has not reached its designated destination in Crans-Montana on time, it has made its way to the Auggie Awards Ceremony, at AWE in Santa Clara, California, on 2 June 2017.
Thanks to the founders of AWE and Ori Inbar, WVRF was able to organize a second ceremony to hand in the Imperial Crown to Cassandra Herman – the winner for After Solitary (which was was presented by Cedric Gamelin at WVRF, who was one of the producers of the project representing Emblematic) and we want to thank Swissnex and Swisscom with Sophie Lamparter and Arijana Walcott who have handed the prize to Herman during the Auggie Awards.
At AWE, WVRF also had an exhibition of the winners from WVRF Summit: After Solitary, Chocolate by Tyler Hurd, from the USA, HanaHana by Melodie Mousset and Naem Baron from Switzerland Ex/Static by Quba Michalski, from the USA and Las Meninas of Velasquez by Carlos Franklin of Les Poissons Volants, from France were presented during the show on the VR Truck. It was a great way to highlight the winners of WVRF’s Annual Summit Festival’s Official Selection in the heart of the Silicon Valley.
It was a great honour for us to award the Imperial Crown at AWE, as it is one of the oldest events dedicated to extended reality – celebrating its 8th edition. We were able to present the winners thanks to AWE and the VR projects on the VR truck and it was great to be able to make the second ceremony for the winner of the Imperial Crown award.