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Meet Your Maker: XR Pitch

Have an XR documentary project you want to make a reality? Ready for some international mentoring? The new AIDC 2020 Meet Your Maker XR Pitch has arrived. 


The Meet Your Maker XR pitch is an event like no other, purpose-built for nonfiction creators working in the XR sector to make meaningful connections with decision makers from Australia and around the world.

This year, AIDC is introducing its first-ever competitive XR pitching forum, where up to four projects will be selected to pitch publicly as part of AIDC’s Innovation Day.

An umbrella category that covers various forms of computer-altered reality, including Augmented Reality (AR), Mixed Reality (MR), and Virtual Reality (VR), the XR pitch is designed to provide project exposure to key players such as international decision makers, state and federal funding agencies, museums, film festivals and more.

A panel of experts from across the industry will provide feedback on how to take projects to the next level, with the potential of sealing deals in financing, distribution and exhibition. 


The Meet Your Maker: XR Pitch will take place on Sunday 1 March during AIDC 2020 at State Library Victoria, Melbourne, Australia.

INDUSTRY MENTORING OPPORTUNITIES


Get your head in the game with mentoring from industry professionals. In addition to taking the stage at AIDC 2020, the four selected projects will each be given the opportunity to take part in one-on-one mentoring sessions with award-winning international experts working in the XR space: 

Robin McNicholas, Co-Founder and Creative Director of the award-winning creative studio Marshmallow Laser Feast

Rob McLaughlin, Head of the National Film Board of Canada’s digital studio


[Pictured: In the Eyes of the Animal – VR experience by Marshmallow Laser Feast]

“RONE WAS BORN OUT OF AIDC AND THE CONFERENCE WAS LATER INSTRUMENTAL IN MAKING CONNECTIONS THAT HELPED PROPEL THE PROJECT TO FESTIVALS AND MARKETS AROUND THE WORLD. THE FEEDBACK WE RECEIVED WHEN PITCHING THE PROJECT IN ITS EARLY STAGES HELPED TO SHAPE THE FILM INTO WHAT IT IS TODAY.

– LESTER FRANCOIS, CREATOR, RONE 

How to APPLY

We are currently seeking proposals from XR creators with non-fiction projects in late development or production. 

Before submitting be sure to read the Meet Your Maker: XR Pitch Submission Guide.

Applications close Monday 13 January 2020 11:59pm (AEDT).


APPLY NOW


Shortlisted applicants will be invited to pitch their ideas as part of the Australian International Documentary Conference (AIDC)’s Innovation Day in Melbourne on Sunday 1 March 2020.

 

CRITERIA

To be eligible to apply, applicants must:

  • Be 18 years of age or over
  • Have an XR project with a non-fiction element at the late development or production stage 
  • Be able to pitch at AIDC on Sunday 1 March 2020

AIDC strongly encourages early-career, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) and Indigenous practitioners to apply.


Successful applicants will be required to purchase a discounted All Access Pass at $891 (inc. GST) or a Day Pass at $275 (inc. GST).


Questions? Email [email protected]

TERMS & CONDITIONS

In submitting this application, the applicant agrees to be bound by the rules and terms and conditions as set out by the Australian International Documentary Conference.


Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.


The pitch must be nonfiction or include a nonfiction element, or the project will not be considered. 


Interstate XR Pitch candidates who are selected to participate must pay their own way to attend and register for the 2020 conference. (If you live interstate and you are selected to pitch, we encourage you to contact your state agency for travel support).


Selected applicants will purchase a day-pass registration at $275 (incl. GST) providing them access to AIDC on Sunday 1 March 2020 by the allocated date or run the risk of losing their spot at the pitching event. Alternatively, selected applicants will be offered the opportunity to purchase a discounted All Access Pass at $891 (inc. GST).


Mentoring sessions will only take place in person in Melbourne between Monday 2 March and Wednesday 4 March 2020. Selected applicants will need to be in Melbourne during this time in order to take advantage of this opportunity. 


AIDC shall use its best endeavours to treat all submissions confidentially however projects will be made available to Decision Makers participating in the Meet Your Maker XR Pitch. 


There is a chance that a number of ideas submitted as part of Meet Your Maker XR Pitch – including the applicant’s – may contain subject matter, themes, activity, characters and other material that is similar to other projects submitted to AIDC. The applicant acknowledges that AIDC is not liable in the event that the project submitted by the applicant is in any way similar to a project selected by AIDC now or in the future.


By submitting your application, you hereby warrant that all information submitted by you is true, current and complete. AIDC reserves the right to verify the eligibility of all entrants.