Reacting to the COVID-19 shutdown, ILIOS is a meditation on the state of flux we are all living in today: a state where patterns emerge only to undergo change in such sudden succession that reality and normality can only be assumed in short bursts.

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Directed by
Marcel Karnapke
and Mika Johnson

Concept and VR Development: 
Marcel Karnapke

Mika Johnson

Jackson Bierfeldt

Mika Johnson
and Jackson Bierfeldt

Post-production assistant:
Ján Tompkins

Poster design:
Jakub Tranta

Festivals and Awards:

BFI London Film Festival 
October 2020

DOK Neuland at DOK Leipzig
October 2020

Finalist for XR Social & Environmental Impact Award at
Real World XR Awards
November 2020

One World Human Rights Documentary Film Festival
May 2021

June 2021

Outstanding Achievement in VR/AR/360 Award and nominated for Sun of the East Award at Tagore International Film Festival
February 2021

Open City Doc Film Festival
September 2021

Chelsea Film Festival
October 2021