Our international conference “i4c” (“innovation for content”) of the Bavarian Film Center with its focus on immersive storytelling and spatial narratives already grew into an exhibition in 2018. This year we are growing further and start a competition for narrative VR in cooperation with the International Filmfest München.


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.


International Jury

Colum Slevin

Colum Slevin (USA) is Head of Media for AR/VR Experiences at Facebook, overseeing the delivery of media content as well as a portfolio of groundbreaking live-action narrative, and real-time virtual reality experiences. His early background in production for animated TV and features led him to Industrial Light+Magic, where he was Director of Computer Graphics, and later Vice President/Head of Studio Operations at Lucasfilm, where he was responsible for the animation divisions in California and Singapore. He joined Oculus in 2015 from Telltale Games, where he was Studio General Manager.

Myriam Achard

Myriam Achard (Canada) has worked with Phoebe Greenberg to develop and promote the Canadian and international avant-garde arts scene for the last 12 years. She has been a Director of PR and Communications at the Phi Centre since its opening in 2012. Since 2015, Myriam has been researching immersive and interactive works to showcase at the Phi Centre as part of the VR exhibits. She curates the Phi Centre’s virtual reality programming which has been invited to festivals and events such as: Marché du film (Cannes), Mutek.JP (Tokyo), FuturePlay (Edinburgh), IFP (New York), and many more.

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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.

Call for Entries

Call for Entries open February 25th, 2019
Submissions closed April 12th, 2019
Selection: May 16th, 2019

Submission Entry Rules – Competition
Submission Form
Contact: deerfilmzentrum.net


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.


Speakers – Professional Day

Colum Slevin

Colum Slevin (USA) is Head of Media for AR/VR Experiences at Facebook, overseeing the delivery of media content as well as a portfolio of groundbreaking live-action narrative, and real-time virtual reality experiences. His early background in production for animated TV and features led him to Industrial Light+Magic, where he was Director of Computer Graphics, and later Vice President/Head of Studio Operations at Lucasfilm, where he was responsible for the animation divisions in California and Singapore. He joined Oculus in 2015 from Telltale Games, where he was Studio General Manager.

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Call for Projects

Call for projects: March 7th, 2019
Applications closed April 12th, 2019
Selection: May 16th

Application Rules – b2b market
Application Form
Contact: prodayfilmzentrum.net


Location

Isarforum
Ludwigsbrücke
Museumsinsel 1
80538 Munich

Head of the event, curator and programmer is Astrid Kahmke, Creative Director of the Bavarian Film Center.

“Virtual Worlds” is an event of the Bavarian Film Centre in cooperation with the International Filmfest München and supported by the Bavarian State Ministry of Digital Affairs.


Partners

Bayerisches Filmzentrum
Filmfest München