New York Times VR Experience ‘The Displaced’ Takes Top Prize at AICP Next

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New York Times VR Experience ‘The Displaced’ Takes Top Prize at AICP Next

By Ann-Christine Diaz

Last night, The New York Times’ virtual reality experience “The Displaced” earned “The Most Next Award,” the top honor at the Association of Independent Commercial Producers’ annual AICP Next Awards, held at the New School’s Tishman Auditorium in New York City.

Through the eyes of three young refugees, “The Displaced” illustrates how war has removed 30 million children from their homes. It was directed by Imraan Ismail and Ben C. Solomon and produced by VRSE.works.

The AICP Next Awards honors work in the following categories: integrated campaign, web/viral film, mobile, product integratin, experiential, website/microsite, cause marketing and social.

Other honoress in the Virtual Reality category were the Clinton Global Initiative’s “Inside Impact: East Africa,” created by Matter Unlimited and produced out of Felix & Paul Studios, in association with M ss ng p ecs as well as 20th Century Fox’s “The Martian Experience,” created out of Cohn & Wolfe and produced out of Fox Innovationn Lab and The Virtual Reality.

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