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Michael Beets’s is an award winning director. His virtual reality projects, music videos, and films have been screened at festivals around the world including Venice Film Festival, Cannes, Busan, Toronto International Film Festival, and the Melbourne International Film Festival. In 2018 his interactive VR work titled ‘The Unknown Patient’ was nominated for two awards at the 75th Venice Film Festival, and won the VR Award at the Adelaide Film Festival. He also won audience choice award for his music video Gordi: Bitter End at the St. Kilda Film Festival. Michael was also nominated for a 2019 ADG award for best direction in an immersive experience.

2019 Australian Directors Award
– Nominated: Best Director in an Immersive Experience
75th Venice Film Festival
– Nominated: Best Virtual Reality Experience (The Unknown Patient)
– Nominated: Best Interactive VR Experience (The Unknown Patient)
Adelaide Film Festival
– Winner: Virtual Reality International Award (The Unknown Patient)
Busan International Film Festival
– Official Selection (The Unknown Patient)
St. Kilda Film Festival

Winner: Audience Choice (Gordi: Bitter End)
VR Days
– Official Selection (The Unknown Patient)
59th Festival dei Popoli
– Official Selection (Jafri)
ShorTS International Film Festival
– Official Selection (Jafri)