The Biennale College Cinema – Virtual Reality is a unique opportunity for creative professionals to receive training, project development, production support and festival presentation through a series of workshops.
The programme will select 9 director and producer teams to work on the development of VR projects of between 10-20 minutes duration (at concept stage), supporting them to advance their projects covering creative, production, audience/market and financial concerns
The Biennale College Cinema – Virtual Reality is a creative community that provides a space for up to 9 teams, selected from around the world, to come together and work with an invited team of international experts and tutors. By exploring the new creative language and the possibilities presented by VR, participants will get the opportunity to:
- Develop involving stories and projects utilising 360 degree immersive experience
- Acquire the technical know-how required to produce VR projects from planning and production through to completion
- Establish networking and knowledge sharing between experts and fellow participants and explore the international market for VR.
Futhermore, the scheme will financially support the production of up to 3 VR projects with €30,000 each to premiere at the 74th Venice International Film Festival in early September 2017 and to present the other developed projects at the Venice Production Bridge as part of the Gap Financing Market activities.
Deadline for applications is 8th February 2017 and the selection of the 9 teams will be announced on 28th February 2017.