Munich, 7 | 23–27 | 2018
Immersive technologies develop and improve in a breath-taking tempo, but same time the challenge is to create quality content for the new medium. We learned a bit over the last few years, but we are still in a state of exploration and discovery once it comes to sensorial and spatial narratives or CinematicVR. Not to mention Augmented Reality that just has been landed a few months ago with the release of new devices.
In 2017 we organized the first European VR Creators’ Lab and hosted 50 participants, partners and mentors from 22 nations. The creative sandbox turned into vibrant networking space, where like-minded creatives exchanged knowledge, teamed up for rapid prototyping sessions and became family and – coworkers and coproducers.
In 2018 we will open up the lab not only for Virtual Reality and 360° Film, but also for Augmented Reality and all technologies in between. We focus on narratives and storytelling, on content creation and the creative challenges of immersive worlds.
The xR Creators’ Lab addresses to all writers, VR/AR developers, game designers, programmers, 360° filmmakers, techies, creative producers, media enthusiasts, artists and all with a solid professional background and a huge amount of curiosity and open-mindedness.
What will we do?
The 5-day training with intense expert sessions, mentored pressure cooking development, guided rapid prototyping and hands-on inspirational workshops. It is a safe haven to learn, explore, experiment and work together – in a completely non-competitive, multidisciplinary, creative, sparkling and enjoyable environment. What happens in the lab – stays in the lab!
Creativity, inspiration and expertise will come together in one of the most iconic historical venues in Bavaria: the Munich Residenz thanks to our hosts, the Bavarian Academy of Fine Arts.
We are proud to work with some of the best creators and artists as mentors: Eren Aksu (Emblematic Group), Isi Azu (Magic Leap), Mads Damsbo (Makropol), Sönke Kirchhof (INVR.Space), Fabrizio Palmas (Straightlabs), Paul Raphaël (Felix&Paul Studios), Michel Reilhac (Biennale Venice VR), Tamiko Thiel (Media Artist), Sara Lisa Vogl (xR Base), Benjamin de Wit (xR Days Europe), Jonathan Yomayuza (Emblematic Group). The xR Creators’ Lab is helmed by Astrid Kahmke (Bavarian Film Center).
When & Where
July 23 – 27, 2018, Munich/Germany, in the Bavarian Academy of Fine Arts in the Munich Residenz.
The lab is applicable for all European Citizen eligible due to the regularities of Creative Europe Media.
The lab is partly co-funded by the participants. The contribution for expenses for the lab is € 1.450 (incl. VAT) and includes 5-day-lab with international experts and specialized mentors and 6 nights accommodation (hotel) in Munich.
Participation in the lab is subject to selection on the basis of the creative background, personal motivation, experience in VR/AR and/or 360°.
Applications closed: May 6th 2018, 6 pm (CET)
Jury decision: May 28th, 2018
Lab: July 23th–27th, 2018
The xR Creators’ Lab is part of the Creative Europe Media training initiative »VR Accelerator Europe«, organized by the Bavarian Film Center Munich, with the support of Creative Europe – MEDIA Programme of the European Union and The Bavarian Academy of Fine Arts.