The second edition of the 2017/2018 Biennale College Cinema – Virtual Reality has been announced on 3rd September 2017.
Submissions must be sent from September 4th until October 20th, 2017 by filling out an online form.
Biennale College Cinema – Virtual Reality is a programme developed by La Biennale di Venezia to navigate the most innovative and exciting technology of today – Virtual Reality. In its approach to fully exploring the aesthetic and narrative opportunities offered by this new form Biennale College Cinema – Virtual Reality provides filmmakers and creative professionals from a wide range of backgrounds with the skills to prepare them to fully engage with 360° interactive immersive future. With the support of experts and international specialists in the field, Biennale College Cinema – Virtual Reality will help existing independent filmmakers and creative professionals from all over the world to appropriate the medium of VR and learn how to adapt their knowledge to VR in a fluid transitional way. In the process participants will acquire the specific know-how around 360° immersive storytelling that will redefine the relationship between story and audience.
Biennale College Cinema – Virtual Reality will select 3 director and producer teams to work on the development of VR projects of maximum 30 minutes of duration, at concept stage, helping them to advance their projects covering creative, production, audience/market and financial concerns. After a workshop to be held in Venice in January 2018 up to three VR projects will receive € 60,000 max each thanks to a grant from the Biennale di Venezia and the support of Sony Corporation and Sony Entertainment Inc., and will subsequently be presented at the 75th Venice International Film Festival in 2018.
Biennale College – Cinema Virtual Reality will receive essential financing from the Creative Europe-MEDIA programme and relies on the collaboration of the TorinoFilmLab.