Virtual Reality is the most innovative medium these days. Storytelling is undergoing an evolutionary process, spatial narration requires old wisdom and new skills, the relationship between narrator and audience has to be redefined. So, what does it take to create valuable and sustainable content for a 360° sphere?

What is it

Europe’s exclusive training and development lab for Virtual Reality and 360° Film. VR Creators’ Lab provides a creative playground for passionate filmmakers and creative professionals from a wide range of backgrounds. You can learn about, improve and experiment with cutting-edge technologies for 360° film and full CG VR.

Learning form

The 5-day training course in Munich consists of intense expert sessions, mentored pressure cooking development, guided rapid prototyping and group writing sessions. The lab also provides hands-on workshops in full CG VR and 360° shooting. It is a safe haven to learn, explore, experiment and work together – in a completely non-competitive, multidisciplinary, creative, sparkling and enjoyable environment.

Learning content

You will improve your technical skills, train your psychological knowledge, enhance your team competence and use rapid prototyping. Creativity, inspiration and expertise will come together in a mix of keynotes, case studies, hands-on workshops, design thinking sessions and content development.

Learning outcomes: VR Creators’ Lab provides an introduction to the cutting-edge technical, aesthetical, methodical and psychological state of spatial narration, ranging from programming and shooting to postproduction, including the use of design thinking and rapid prototyping methods.


Brett Leonard


As a leading visionary director and producer in the entertainment industry, Brett Leonard has set milestones in the history of VR. Paving the way of digital filmmaking directing his groundbreaking cult classic, “The Lawnmower Man” (1992) is considered one of the true progenitors of Virtual Reality production. He continues pioneering cutting-edge media formats of Virtual Reality following ethical frameworks to nourish human connectedness.

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For whom

Storytelling is your passion. You are a professional in your field with first experiences in Virtual Reality and/or 360° film. The VR Creators’ Lab addresses to writers, VR developers, game designers, 360° filmmakers, creative producers and VR enthusiasts with the urge to create great content.

Selection: Participation in the lab is subject to selection on the basis of the creative background, production potential, experience in VR and/or 360°. In principle, all applicants should have a professional background as a filmmaker or game designer or storyteller or VR developer or creative producer with working experience in their field.

All candidates will be informed of the final selection until June 2nd, 2017.

Participation Fee

  • 5-day-lab with international experts and specialized mentors
  • 6 nights accommodation in Munich / hotel and ground transportation from hotel to lab

870 €

Applicable for all European Citizen: Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Malta, Macedonia (FYROM), Moldavia, Montenegro, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, UK, Ukraine.

Four scholarships for free available for citizens: Albania, Bosnia Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Malta, Macedonia (FYROM), Moldavia, Montenegro, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine.


Apply with your CV, a personal statement and work samples in English until April 28th, 2017. Don’t apply with an own project. All developments during the lab are for experimental and learning purposes only.

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Applications closed: April 28th, 2017
Jury decision: June 2nd, 2017
Lab: July 17th–21st, 2017
Hackathon (optional): July, 22nd – 23rd, 2017

The VR Creators’ Lab is part of the Creative Europe Media training initiative »VR Accelerator Europe«, organized by the Bavarian Film Centre Munich with the support of Creative Europe – MEDIA Programme of the European Union and Bavaria Film Studios. Head of VR Creators’ Lab is Astrid Kahmke.

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