What is it?
XR Stories is a pitching session dedicated to narrative extensive reality projects at any stage of development or production with a strong cinematic feel, challenging narrative purposes and ambitious technologic aims. Selected participants will have five minutes to pitch their project to an audience of XR Films producers, distributors and global players.
Following the pitching sessions, participants will attend a series of one-to-one meetings with industry professionals scheduled by the Torino Short Film Market.
Who is it for?
XR Stories is dedicated to creative teams composed by directors, creators and/or producers, from any country of the world, looking for investors, production partners or distributors with the aim to bring their project in further stages of financing or completion.
When is it scheduled?
The XR Stories pitching session is scheduled for Wednesday December 1st 2021 during Torino Short Film Market Vol 6.
Please note that the time and date might change. The Torino Short Film Market team will inform prospective participants of any change of time and date that may occur as soon as any new information will be available.
Where is it located?
XR Stories and one-to-one meetings are scheduled to take place in Torino, Italy.
Please note that due to the ongoing pandemic, in order to comply with public health safety measures the location might be different. Furthermore, if required by the local safety health institutions, XR Stories might be moved entirely online. Torino Short Film Market team will inform prospective participants of any change of location that may occur as soon as any new information will be available.
How do I apply?
In order to take part in the selection process of XR Stories, applicants are required to:
- Register on the website tsfm.filmchief.com (If applicants have already been accredited to Torino Short Film Market from 2017 on, username and password remain the same and they can be used to sign in. In case of lost credentials, these can be retrieved directly on the website)
- Submit a fully filled online entry form, accessible at this link
- Available formats: 360 VR/AR, Immersive VR/AR, Interactive VR/AR
- Submitted project films should NOT EXCEED 30 minutes in duration
- The submitted preview MUST have embedded English subtitles if the film is spoken in a language other than English.
When is the deadline for submissions?
There are several deadlines for submitting a complete application to XR Stories.
The early bird deadline is scheduled on Wednesday March 31st 2021 at 23:59 CEST (11:59 pm CEST)
The regular deadline is scheduled on Monday May 31st 2021 at 23:59 CEST (11:59 pm CEST)
The late deadline is scheduled on Monday June 30th 2021 at 23:59 CEST (11:59 pm CEST)
How much does it cost?
The submission fee to XR Stories varies according to the chosen deadline for submitting a complete application.
The early bird deadline fee amounts to 10,00 €.
The regular deadline fee amounts to 20,00 €.
The late deadline fee amounts to 30,00 €.
The sum is payable at the end of the submission process via Paypal only.
When will applicants be notified of the selection results?
Applicants will receive a selection or rejection notice via email by Friday October 1st 2021.
In case of selection is participation mandatory?
All participants are required to come to Torino in order to attend XR Stories. Torino Short Film Market will provide lodging for 2 nights and a free accreditation to a single representative for each selected project. Travel costs will not be covered or reimbursed.
Please note that due to the ongoing pandemic, in order to comply with public health safety measures, selected participants that might be banned from traveling to Torino will be able to attend the XR Stories pitch session remotely from home.
Is there a prize?
A jury of three industry professionals selected by the Torino Short Film Market team will award a grant of 500 € to the best project pitch.
Other prizes might be announced at a later stage.