After taking a run-up in 2019, a proper solution for the future was found to present a Places _ VR Festival in 2020 and 2021. Through the support of the State Ministry of Economic Affairs within the framework of the digital model regions, financing for two festival years was secured. The newly founded mrx storytelling UG is responsible for the implementation on behalf of the City of Gelsenkirchen. The founders and festival directors of the Places _ VR Festival, Roman Pilgrim and Matthias Krentzek, remain responsible for the festival management.