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 ALTERNATE REALITIES VR WORKSHOP Digi Lab @ MUTEK.MX 

Presented by MUTEK.MX & Sheffield Doc/Fest (UK) - In Collaboration with the British Council

For creatives working with Virtual Reality (VR) and new media, Sheffield Doc/Fest in partnership with the British Council and MUTEK.MX, as part of its Digi Lab program, will deliver a 1-day seminar and 2-day workshop focused on artistic and creative use of VR, marketplace and funding opportunities and insight into the role that film festivals and exhibitions have within the immersive economy. Leading producers and curators in the world of VR will discuss funding, exhibition and the artistic/creative process for new immersive works.

 

SEMINAR - Tuesday 20 November

The seminar on Tuesday 20 November will include sessions on:

  • immersive opportunities with the Alternate Realities programme at Sheffield Doc/Fest and the ‘art of showing’
  • the current state of the market, funding opportunities and what to consider when pitching for money/partnerships
  • creative practise and process from two leading artists
  • new VR work (showcase) from local projects

The seminar is free to attend and open to anyone with an interest in the creative use of VR and new emerging technologies that relate to the creation of immersive experiences. Due to the limited number of seats available, registration is secured on a first come first serve basis. To participate in the seminar, you must: 

  • be able to speak/understand English

To reserve a place at the 1-day seminar, please register here

Registration deadline: Friday 19-October, 17:00 (CDT)

 

WORKSHOP -Wednesday 21 + Thursday 22 November

Over two days, fifteen selected participants will be taught about the creation of VR experiences that use original testimony. Participants will use the technology Unity to create a short experience piece viewable on an Oculus Rift.

For the workshop, participants must supply:

  • an original audio testimony (5 mins)
  • a plan for an interactive space/experience
  • digital visual materials (photographs / drawings / digital illustrations)
Eligibility:

To participate in the workshop, you must:

  • be based (live/work) in Mexico
  • be interested in producing non-fiction work
  • be able to speak/understand English

It is desirable if have some experience working with VR as a format, whether you are working/experimenting in film, art, technology, journalism etc.

Places in the 2-day workshop are limited to 15 participants. To apply for a place, you must complete this application form here.

 We accept applications from individuals as well as 2-3 person teams.

Application deadline: Friday 19-October, 17:00 (CDT)

Applicants will be informed if they have secured a place at the workshop by Friday 2 October. Workshop participants must attend the seminar on 21 November.

 

Enquiries:

For enquiries regarding registration to the seminar and application to the workshop, please email the marketplace team at marketplace@sidf.co.uk. For enquiries regarding the Digi Lab @ MUTEK.MX, please contact their team at contacto@mutek.mx.