Cannes XR Launches 2022 Competition

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Cannes XR Launches 2022 Competition for VeeR Future Award

Cannes XR, the Marché du Film’s program dedicated to immersive technologies and cinematographic content, is delighted to announce its 3rd-year partnership with leading global VR content platform VeeR.

OPEN CALL with deadline till March 3rd, 2022 at (11:59pm, GMT)

Cannes XR and VeeR are inviting artists worldwide to submit their works for the 2022 Cannes XR x VeeR Future Award Competition

As a cornerstone of Cannes XR, the VeeR Future Award Competition will feature a curated selection of this year’s most innovative and captivating VR works and celebrate each creator’s achievements in cinematic VR.
Cannes XR and VeeR will take a step forward with the global VR community this year, creating a new stage and providing more chances for creators to express themselves through VR storytelling.
In 2021, the VeeR Future Award Competition expanded from 360 films to 3DoF and 6DoF VR experiences and received tremendous amounts of VR works from artists with diverse backgrounds. This year, we welcome all applicants worldwide and projects from both 3DoF and 6DoF domains, including but not limited to cinematic VR experiences, immersive art, VR theatre performances and narrative VR games. Cannes XR and VeeR are greatly looking forward to showcasing the latest VR works with unlimited perspectives and bringing diversity
and inclusiveness further into the fold.

The 2022 shortlisted VR works will be shown during Cannes XR’s worldwide virtual screening and showcased offline in China to bring VR projects and their creators in front of more media, potential distributors and investors.

Cannes XR will present two winners with the 2022 VeeR Future Award in two categories:
1.Best VR Story
2.Best VR Interactive Experience.
Each winner will also be awarded 1000 USD and a Premium Plus Package.

Between 10 and 20 artworks will be selected and exhibited as part of the Cannes XR Exhibition from May 17th to 28th, 2022 at Cannes Marché du Film, as well as on the festival’s virtual platform and on the VeeR platform. Afterward, an extended offline exhibition will be held in major cities of Mainland China on a voluntary basis.

“We are thrilled to renew our partnership with VeeR, who has been a strong and long-time partner of the Marché
du Film
and Cannes XR. Through this collaboration, we will create a prestigious XR artwork selection that will
be accessible through a virtual exhibition and LBE (location-based entertainment) in China,”
says Guillaume
, Co-Executive Director of the Marché du Film – Festival de Cannes.

“We are honored to continue our collaboration with Cannes XR for a third year. Since the selection expanded from 3DoF to 6DoF content last year, it’s exciting to see the emergence of interactive storytelling and how cinematic VR and VR gaming are merging. What’s amazing about VR is to see more and more creators coming together from diverse and creative areas – film, animation, music, art, gaming, etc. We believe that VR is a new art form that takes the essence from all other art forms. It’s all about imagination without boundaries. In 2022, together with Cannes XR, we’ll continue supporting and encouraging creators who want to explore immersive storytelling and push for greater diversity in VR creation. We sincerely look forward to seeing more talents from multiple fields xpressing themselves and unleashing their creativity in VR,” says Jingshu Chen, Co-Founder
of VeeR.

Criteria of Eligibility:
*The project needs to be completed after January 1st, 2020;
*only completed projects wil be accepted, work-in-progress and pitches are not included in this section;
*There’s no limit to the length of the project;
*There’s no limit to the genre of the project: live-action, animation, drama, documentary, digital arts, virtual performances, or other genres are all accepted;
*Both 3 DoF and 6 DoF, interactive and non-interactive experiences are welcomed;
*The submitter needs to be the producer or lead artist of the project.
*By submitting the application, the applicants confirm that they own all the Intellectual Property rights as well as the interests of the project and will not infringe any legal rights of third parties.
Please note:
Applications of installations or other forms of location-based VR / AR / MR experiences are not accepting
Ads, communication, institutional and educational projects are excluded.
If you have any questions regarding the eligibility of your project, please do not hesitate to contact us:

Deadline: Registrations close on Thursday, March 3rd, 2022 at (11:59pm, GMT)
Link for submissionSubmissions are free of charge.
*Cannes XR will be held online from May 17th to 28th. If you are submitting a work in progress, please make sure the final build is available by March 18th.
Please check the regulations and technical specifications.

Cannes XR is the Marché du Film’s industry program dedicated to immersive technologies and cinematographic
content. Regarded as the unmissable annual rendez-vous for the XR community, Cannes XR offers a multitude
of networking, financing and distribution opportunities. Cannes XR is also a networking platform with which
Hollywood directors, studio executives, XR artists, independent producers, leading tech companies, locationbased and online distributors all gather to discuss the role of XR technologies, inspire the art of storytelling and
fuel the future of film.
The Marché du Film, the business wing of the Festival de Cannes, is the key stepping stone in the creation,
production and distribution of films around the world. The Marché du Film draws its strength from the diversity
it brings together: 12,500 industry professionals including 3,840 producers, 3,300 buyers and distributors and
1,187 festival programmers from 121 countries, all gathered in one unique setting to obtain financing, seize
opportunities and take the pulse of international film creation and innovation.
Founded in 2016, VeeR is a leading VR entertainment platform with the mission of bringing premium VR content
to a mass audience. In the meantime, VeeR VR is a leading global VR content platform with a fast-growing VR
cinema chain ZeroSpace, which distributes 3DoF and 6DoF VR narrative content. ZeroSpace has launched in
more than 30 cities in China and is expanding to more locations in 2022. With VeeR’s online platform and
ZeroSpace VR cinema, VeeR has helped creators across the world distribute and monetize their works. VeeR
Studio, the production arm of VeeR VR, also works with global talents to create premium VR experiences with
engaging narratives and excellent entertainment value.

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