The FoST Prize 2017

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Congratulations to our 2017 FoST Prize Winners!

The 2017 FoST Prize, presented by Microsoft, awards three prizes in two categories: an Independent Category (Juried and People’s Choice awards), and a Corporate Category (Juried award). Submissions this year ranged from virtual and augmented reality experiences and interactive films to graphic novels and video games. 


We're thrilled to congratulate the following winners:


Independent Jury Award: Manifest 99 by Flight School Studio 


Corporate Jury Award: SlushPolis Story by Deeptale Inc and Trimble


People's Choice Award: Munduruku: The Fight to Defend the Heart of the Amazon by AlchemyVR, The Feelies, and Greenpeace

All Winners & Finalists

Munduruku: The Fight to Defend the Heart of the Amazon
US PREMIER
Munduruku: The Fight to Defend the Heart of the Amazon is a multisensory VR experience inviting viewers to visit the Munduruku indigenous people and join their struggle.
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Manifest 99
US PREMIER
Manifest 99 is an ominous and eerie story about finding redemption in the afterlife, exploring scale, perspective, and personal connection unlike any other VR experience.
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SlushPolis Story
Using mixed reality, Slushpolis Story tells the story of three residents of Slushpolis, an imagined city of the future.
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After Solitary
After Solitary is a groundbreaking virtual reality experience that places the viewer physically and emotionally inside an otherwise inaccessible world: solitary confinement.
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ASTEROIDS!
A Sundance Film Festival 2017 Selection, ASTEROIDS! follows aliens Mac and Cheez as they embark on a dangerous space mission.
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Bus Roots VRV
WORLD PREMIER
Bus Roots VRV is an eco-mobile creative studio that reimagines a greener future for our cities and playgrounds.
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The Cloud Machine
US PREMIER
The Cloud Machine is a large-scale installation containing an audience-generated cloud that speaks and behaves in particular ways, depending on the spectators’ mental state.
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Cosmic Top Secret
Cosmic Top Secret is an award-winning documentary game and adventure that follows T, a girl who wants to find out what her dad did for Danish Intelligence during the Cold War.
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Delila's Gift
Delila's Gift, created with Tilt Brush, tells the story of a sea creature named Delila and her struggle to understand belonging, ownership, fear, othering, and the darkness surrounding her.
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Earplay Demo
With Earplay, you can play stories with your voice. The Demo of this new interactive audio platform enables you to make choices that affect how the story unfolds.
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Fall in Love
Fall in Love is a groundbreaking combination of VR, NLP, and facial recognition AI that results in an authentic emotional connection meant to simulate the experience of falling in love.
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Hue
Hue is an immersive and visually driven interactive film about a man who has lost the ability to see color.
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Holojam in Wonderland
WORLD PREMIER
Holojam in Wonderland is the first multi-audience, multi-performer, live-action theatrical performance completely in virtual reality.
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In My Shoes: Intimacy
US PREMIER
In My Shoes: Intimacy is a 360 experience for two people that explores the power of human connection.
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Miyubi
Experience love, and your inevitable obsolescence, in the body of a Japanese toy robot in 1982 suburban America.
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Seat 14C
Seat 14C is an online science fiction anthology that transports readers 20 years into the future with the help of the world’s leading sci-fi writers.
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So Let Us Melt
WORLD PREMIER
Discover the legend of 98, the lost Custodian, in this fairy tale VR adventure.
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Solace
Solace is an interactive animated film based on science fiction writer Jeff Noon's story about a future in which marketing and addiction are disturbingly intertwined.
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Suite 1742: A Virtual Bed-In Experience
Suite 1742 is a virtual experience in which the audience relives John Lennon and Yoko Ono's 1969 bed-in for peace at the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth hotel in Montreal.
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Tree
Tree, a haptically-enhanced virtual reality experience, transforms participants into a tree in the rain forest, allowing them to experience the tree's life from a seedling to its fullest form and witness its fate firsthand.
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Untethered
Untethered is a quirky, episodic VR series mixing comics and radio drama into a videogame.
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Virtual Virtual Reality
Winner of Google Play Awards Best VR Experience, Virtual Virtual Reality is a three-hour narrative game about VR, AI, and our sci-fi fever dreams: both a love letter to and satire about the VR industry.
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Zero Days VR
Zero Days VR tells the true story of Stuxnet, a self-replicating computer virus hatched during a clandestine mission by the United States and Israel to sabotage an Iranian nuclear facility.
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