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International Title: Ayahuasca - Kosmik Journey

Director(s): Jan Kounen

Writer(s): Jan Kounen

Production Company: Atlas V, a_BAHN, Small

International distribution Company: Diversion cinema

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Duration (in minutes): 20 min

Year of Production: 2019

Country of Production: France, Luxembourg

Language: English

Genre: animation, documentary, experimental

Format (360 video / Interactive VR experience / Installation): interactive vr experience

Sound (spatialised / stereo): spatialised


A visionary experience through the realms of the medicinal plants, led by indigenous Shipibo traditional healer in the amazon rainforest.

Festival Selections & award:

Tribeca - NY, USA

Ayahuasca World Conference 2019 - Girone, Spain

Festival International du Film d’Animation d’Annecy - Annecy, France

NewImages - Paris, France

Sandbox - Qingdao, China

New Visions of Reality - Warwas - Poland

BIFAN - Bucheon, South Korea

Virtual Worlds - Munich, Germany

Sonar +D - Barcelona, Spain

Guanajuato Film Festival - Mexico - Best VR Experience

MIFF - Melbourne International Film Festival

MUTEK (Montreal, Canada)

FME (Rouyn-Noranda, Canada)


ANIDOX (Viborg, Netherlands)

Sitges IFF (Sitges, Spain)

Kaohsiung IFF (Kaohsiung, Taiwan)

Mostra de Sao Paulo (Sao Paulo, Brazil)

DOK Leipzig (Leipzig, Germany)

Denver Film Festival (Denver, USA)

GIFF (Geneva, Switzerland)

Gangneung IFF (Gangneung, China)

Futurapolis (Toulouse, France)

MUTEK (Tokyo, Japan)

Stereopsia (Brussels, Belgium)

Curta Brasília (Brasília, Brazil)

Tromsø IFF (Tromsø, Norway)

FIPADOC (Biarritz, France)

Paris Images Digital Summit (Paris, France)

Travelling (Rennes, France)

One World Human Rights FF (Prague, Czech Republic)

Cinequest (Silicon Valley, USA) - BEST IMMERSIVE AWARD

Thessaloniki International Documentary Film Festival (Thessaloniki, Greece)

AWM (Tulum, Mexico)

Beldocs (Belgrade, Serbia)

Qingdao International Film Week (Qingdao, China)

VRE (Rome, Italy)

Curta Brasilia (Brasilia, Brasil)

FIPADOC (Biarritz, France)

PIDS (Enghien Les Bains, France)

Vilnius International Documentary Film Festival (Vilnius, Lithuania)


Betina Film Festival (Betina, Croatia)

Multifest (Quito, Equador)

Director’s bio & Filmography:

Director, screenwriter and producer of Dutch origin, Jan Kounen graduated from the French School of Decorative Arts. He directed in 1997 his first feature film, "Dobermann" with Vincent Cassel and Monica Bellucci. Followed "Blueberry" (2004) and documentaries inspired by his travels in South America and learning of shamanism. In 2007 he directed the film "99 francs", adapted from the novel by Frédéric Beigbeder, with Jean Dujardin and Jocelyn Quivrin (Raimu Award for best director). In 2009, he directed "Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky" which made the closing of the Cannes Film Festival that same year. In 2019 he has developed three films in Virtual Reality: Ayahusca - Kosmik Journey, -22.7C and 7 Lives

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