Funding & Residencies
Venice Film Festival VR; Biennale College Cinema – Virtual Reality
"The new call of the Biennale College Cinema – Virtual Reality 4 | International is aimed at 10 VR concepts, of up to 30 minutes duration that can be made with € 60,000 and completed for exhibition at the Venice International Film Festival in 2020. It is essential that the projects submitted can only be realized using VR technology and they truly engage with the new form and what it has to offer."
Centre dy Cinéma et de l'Audiovisuel (CCA)
"The Centre du Cinéma et de l’Audiovisuel (CCA) is a public body responsible for providing support in the creation and promotion of audiovisual works in the French-speaking Community (or "Wallonia-Brussels Federation"). ... CCA offers selective support (financial grants and advances on receipts) on the basis of cultural criteria at various stages of a project: scriptwriting, development, production, completion, promotion and distribution."
Creative Europe MEDIA
"The MEDIA sub-programme of Creative Europe supports the EU film and audiovisual industries financially in the development, distribution and promotion of their work. It helps to launch projects with a European dimension and nurtures new technologies; it enables European films and audiovisual works including feature films, television drama, documentaries and new media to find markets beyond national and European borders; it funds training and film development schemes."
"The programme gives the best creative teams the opportunity to develop concepts and prototypes of immersive content (virtual, augmented and mixed reality). The programme offers access to early stage finance, facilities, industry leaders and commissioning bodies, and the opportunity to pitch for further development funding. The programme has been developed by Digital Catapult and Arts Council England, with support from Innovate UK."
Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF)
"The Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF) is the cultural public funding body of Belgium's Flemish Community. It includes three specialized funds: The VAF/Film Fund The VAF/Media Fund The VAF/Game Fund "
"Epic Games has committed $100 million to support game developers, enterprise professionals, media and entertainment creators, students, educators, and tool developers doing amazing things with Unreal Engine or enhancing open-source capabilities for the 3D graphics community. Show us your projects and you could earn a financial grant to help fuel your success!"
Google Daydream Impact
OSVR developer fund
"The OSVR Developer Fund is a $5 million dollar growing fund initiated by Razer designed to encourage VR content developers to support the open ecosystem."
"We fund the majority of projects through open challenges."
Virtual Reality Venture Capital Alliance
"The purpose of the Virtual Reality Venture Capital Alliance (“VRVCA”) is to foster long-term growth in the VR industry through identifying, sharing and investing in the world's most innovative & impactful VR technology and content companies."
SeedingU (formerly SeedingVR)
"A chance for everyone to gain early stage investment access to some of the most exciting and stealthiest startups within the Extended Reality, Esports and Cannabis related industries."
New Frontier Storylab
The labs and residency programs at New Frontier identify and foster independent artists and creative technologists innovating the art and form of story at the convergence of diverse forms of creative expression. The programs work to build a community of collaborators across diverse disciplines to push the boundaries of story.