Take a minute out of your Friday to watch this charming teaser for The Dream Collector (拾梦老人), a short virtual reality film by Beijing-based VR animation firm Pinta Studios:

The film has been shortlisted for the “first-ever competition for films made in Virtual Reality,” which will be held at the Venice International Film Festival later this year.

TechNode has the scoop:

With the Venice International Film Festival kicking off this week, Pinta Studios is showcasing its latest Virtual Reality (VR) animated film “The Dream Collector” in competition with other 21 VR works from around the world.

Along with three other films made in Chinese (two from Mainland China and one from Taiwan), The Dream Collector is one of 22 finalists nominated at Venice Film Festival in VR section, which is the festival’s first-ever competition for films made in VR.

Read the full story on how Pinta Studios is “turning VR content into money-making IP” here.

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