The Belfast XR Festival is open for submissions

The Belfast XR Festival kicks off on Wednesday 9th November at The Black Box in Belfast to showcasing the best of local and international immersive technology content. The Belfast XR Festival is part of the Belfast Film Festival running from 3rd to 13th November. Its ambition is to create an unmissable annual gathering for XR that inspires storytelling.

The underlying ethos of the Belfast XR Festival is to bring virtual and augmented reality content to new audiences locally. The festival aims to have 8 virtual reality stories and 2 augmented reality experiences.

Deepa Mann-KlerFestival Director said: “We don’t want to limit ourselves to the range of amazing talent that is out there, so have no specific theme for the festival. If you have something that you are proud of, that you think audiences will enjoy then please share with us.”

“We are not explicitly seeking new work to premiere and are happy if content has already featured at previous festivals. We want to see a full range of standalone content from 360, AR and VR with a maximum runtime of 15 minutes of each piece to maximise audience journey and their ability to experience multiple pieces in one hour. We will be opting for static content with little interaction or the need for the audience members to move as this will provide a better user experience as well as simplifying the onboarding process.”

Entry fees are waived for small creators and those from underrepresented and/or underprivileged backgrounds.

To submit please click HERE.

The submission deadline is Saturday 30th July.

Interactive work placement opportunity

Northern Ireland Screen is partnering with a range of studios working in Northern Ireland’s interactive sector (video games and immersive) to offer Interactive Work Placements to applicants who have recently completed an interactive related course.

The Interactive Work Placements are for 12 months, full time and paid (Real Living Wage), with the opportunity to work on some of the most exciting projects in Northern Ireland.

The Interactive Work Placements are open to applicants who have completed their FE/HE course within the last two years. There are nine placement opportunities available with a number of local interactive and gaming companies. Applicants can apply for multiple placements if they meet the essential criteria.

Deadline: Friday 22nd July at 12noon

For further information and details on the placement scheme please visit the company placements section of our website.