Virtual Worlds – International Competition for Narrative VR
Every summer since 1983 the international Filmfest München celebrates the best international and German films of the year. Around 500 film screenings and numerous other events invite visitors to become acquainted with new content, new technology, and current trends — but above all to interact with people and exchange ideas.
Film Fest Munich sees itself as a host whose doors are wide open to everyone and is a principal summer festival with over 80,000 admissions every year. More than 2,000 film industry professionals from around the world and over 500 members of the press are accredited annually.
Awards: The Munich Deer
The Munich Deer is an award for AR, VR, and MR projects. The award will honor outstanding creative achievements and the visionaries behind these works. The award ceremony will be on Thursday, 4th of July.
We are pleased to welcome these internationally outstanding visionaries for artistic VR as a jury.
We are looking for cutting edge, innovative, passionate and excellent artistic and narrative VR experiences and are open for all other technologies such as AR, MR and 360° film. The experiences shall not be published before October 2018. Selected projects will be presented in a public exhibition during the 37. International Filmfest München on July 2nd to 4th at the Isarforum.
Professional Day – Conference
Also, for the first time we organize a Professional Day in the context of this event on Wednesday 3rd July in the Gasteig – the festival center of the International Filmfest München. International VR experts will attend the conference as keynote speakers and panelists. We are excited to announce Colum Slevin (Head of Media for AR/VR Experiences at Facebook) for the opening keynote.
The complete program of the conference will be announced soon.
Professional Day – b2b market
Our b2b market is part of the professional day on Wednesday 3rd of July in the Gasteig – the festival center of the International Filmfest München. It is a platform to support the European and international producers to find potential coproducing and financing partners for their immersive projects and get feedback from renowned experts.
Eligible are narrative, artistic, creative VR/AR and 360° projects in an advanced development state. Selected projects will be presented in an exclusive pitching session to international experts and decision-makers (producers, sales agents, distributors, financiers, broadcasters and funds) and the creators/producers will have the opportunity to get solid feedback in b2b meetings.
Head of the event, curator and programmer is Astrid Kahmke, Creative Director of the Bavarian Film Center.
“VIRTUAL WORLDS is presented by the Bavarian Film Center and the International FILMFEST MÜNCHEN, with the support of the Bavarian Ministry for Digital Affairs, the Creative Europe Desk Munich, the French Embassy in Germany, the Institut Francais, the Quebec government office in Munich, SODEC(Société de développement des entreprises culturelles) and sponsored by Epic Games and Unreal Engine.