VR Stories



What is it?
VR Stories is a pitching session where creators and/or producers have 5′ to present VR narrative contents projects. The projects presented at the pitch must not have been shot yet. Project selection will favor projects which use innovative languages to face the question of narration in VR. The pitch will be in English and does not include any Q/A time at the end of the presentation. Following the pitch session pitchers may have one-to-one meetings with decision makers present at the session who are interested in the projects. On request, images, videos and texts may be shown during the 5′.

Who is it for?
VR Stories is dedicated to creators and/or producers from any country looking for investors and partners.

When is it?
VR Stories is scheduled during the 2020 Torino Short Film Market, between November 19th to 21st. The exact date and time will be announced at a later stage.
However the deadline for sending a complete application is September 14th 2020 at 11:59PM (CEST). Applicants will receive a selection notice by the end of October.

Where is it?
VR Stories pitching session and one-on-one meetings will take place at Circolo dei Lettori, Via Bogino 9, Torino, Italy – the 2020 Torino Short Film Market’s unique location. For more info about the location please click here.

How do I apply?
In order to take part to the selection process of VR Stories applicants are required to:
• Register on the website tsfm.filmchief.com (Username and password remain the same if the applicant has already taken part to a previous edition of TSFM since 2017. Forgotten credentials can be retrieved on the website)
• Submit a fully filled online entry form, accessible at this link
• Submit a PDF version of the project (max. 2 pages) written in English, to be uploaded using the aforementioned entry form
• Submit a PDF version of technical requirement (as smartphone, 360 ° camera…), to be uploaded using the aforementioned entry form

Mandatory regulations
Available format: 360 VR, Immersive VR, Interactive VR
The submitted project film should NOT EXCEED 30 minutes in duration
The submitted project MUST have English subtitles embedded on the film if the dialogues are spoken in a language other than English

How much does it cost?
L’iscrizione a VR Stories application costs 10 € until August 26th 2020 (15 € until September 14th) for each project submission. The sum is payable only via Paypal at the end of the application submission process. Fee waivers are awarded only in exceptional cases to whoever might benefit from them, and are assigned at the complete discretion of the Torino Short Film Market organizers.

How do I get there?
Torino Short Film Market does not provide any travel refunds to VR Stories participants, therefore selected applicants have to pay their travel expenses. However Torino Short Film Market will provide lodging for 2 nights and a free accreditation to a single representative for each selected project.