Projects called for Cannes XR VeeR Future Award. Deadline April 23

admin   April 15, 2021

At a time when an unprecedented global pandemic has brought us enormous challenges, VeeR and Cannes XR hope to bring the VR community together, to open a new chapter of VR storytelling and to embrace opportunities for the VR industry in the future.

Cannes XR has announced its partnership with VeeR, a global VR content platform. VeeR has invited artists worldwide to submit works for competition at VeeR VR Cinema at Cannes XR this year.

VeeR VR Cinema will feature a selection of the most immersive, compelling and innovative VR works to celebrate each creator’s achievements in VR storytelling.

Cannes XR is a program from the Marché du Film dedicated to immersive technologies and cinematographic content. Cannes XR is the unmissable annual rendezvous for XR community offering a multitude of networking, financing and distribution opportunities. Now you can book your accreditation and stand at the Palais de Festivals at the heart of all of the action and events of the Festival de Cannes and the Marché du Film (July 6-15, 2021).

This year, VeeR VR Cinema has expanded from 360 films to both 3DOF and 6DOF VR experiences.

The selected VR works will be showcased during the Cannes XR virtual showcase and will voluntarily participate in offline showcases in China (with exhibition fee offered by VeeR). The showcases are aimed to bring VR projects and teams to more investors, media and audiences.0

Two winners will be presented with the VeeR Future Award for Best VR Story and Best VR Interactive Experience, and will each be awarded with 1000 USD and a Premium Distribution Package.

The last date for submissions is 23 April. According to Jérôme Paillard, Executive director of the Marché du Film, “VeeR is a leader in the XR sector and a strong partner of the Marché du Film and of Cannes XR. Through this partnership, we are highlighting the strong links between the XR community and the film industry.”

Jingshu Chen, Co-founder of VeeR, said, “This year, we are very excited to announce that we’ll expand the selection from 3DOF to 6DOF VR content, aiming to showcase a wider range of talented works to a global audience and keep pushing the boundary of immersive storytelling. We’ve been working on a scalable solution to distribute 6DOF content for the past year. Our Zerospace VR cinema is now fully ready to showcase 6DOF content, and soon our online platform VeeR is going to support 6DOF as well.”

Cannes XR is a networking platform with which directors, studio executives, XR artists, independent producers, leading tech companies, location-based and online distributors all gather to discuss the role of XR technologies, inspire the art of storytelling and fuel the future of film.