The Scream VR

  • Direction

    Sandra Paugam, Charles Ayats
  • Author

    Sandra Paugam & Charles Ayats
  • Coproduction

    ARTE France
  • Broadcaster

    ARTE France


Edvard Munch’s The Scream is omnipresent. The famous face distorted by terror has fired our imaginations so greatly that it has become the universal symbol of dread. Are you ready to unleash the secrets of the most famous « scream » in art history? Alone in an empty museum, you find yourself face to face with the painting. Do you dare touch it? Take care: demons and phantoms will spring from the canvas and drag you into the depths of the artist’s tortured mind. Based on the painting, The Scream VR carries the user away to explore the painter’s obsessions and work. This interactive and sensory virtual-reality experience unfolds in three chapters, presenting a unique interpretation of the Expressionist masterpiece. THE SCREAM VR in an interactive virtual reality experience in real-time 3D, compatible with controllers and Leap Motion. Available in English, French and German, THE SCREAM VR lasts around 15 minutes. The interactive experience is available on VivePort, Steam, and as an installation. The 360° film including 3D audio is available on the ARTE360 app.

Available on Steam and VivePort

Official website

    • Available versions

      French, English, German
    • Format

      Interactive VR Experience - Real-time 3D - Roomscale
    • Technical team

      With the voices of Paul Hamy & Ann Christine Sound design & Music: Franck Weber Concept artist: DeeMoes Development: BackLight Studio Sound Integration: TAPE Post-production for the 360° film: Black Euphoria Coproduction: Cinétévé Expérience & ARTE France in partnership with BackLight Studio With the support of Centre National du Cinéma et de l'image animée and the help from Région Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
    • Festival

      Official Selection & Awards ⬇️ Virtuality XR Awards 2019 - Finalist VR Days 2019 - Gold Halo Award 🏆 VR Awards 2019 - Finalist 360 Film Festival 2019 - Grand Prix VR 🏆 Ji.hlava 2019 Lovie Awards 2019 - Silver + People's 🏆 Anidox 2019 - Best Immersive Work 🏆 Tomorrow Stories 2019 FEFFS 2019 Venice VR - Best Of 2019 🏵 Annecy Animation Film Festival 2019 VRHAM! 2019 Séries Mania 2019 Laval Virtual 2019 Luxembourg City Film Festival 2019 Anima 2019 - Audience Award 🏆 Geneva International Film Festival 2018 Concept & Prototype Presentation ⬇️ Taipei International Film Festival 2018 Virtuality 2018 I Love Transmedia 2017