extended deadline: 17 March 2019
Call for entries

VRHAM! 2019 – Virtual Reality & Arts Festival

FESTIVAL DATES: 7–15 JUNE 2019
PUBLIC AWARD CEREMONY: 7 JUNE 2019

SUBMISSIONS AND MORE INFORMATION: http://VRHAM.DE/OPENCALL
QUESTIONS: OPENCALL@VRHAM.DE

VRHAM! is Germany’s first artistic Virtual Reality festival. From 7-15 June 2019, it will once again take place at Hamburg’s Oberhafenquartier, comprised of an extensive artistic program and complemented by a diverse series of talks. Whether interactive works, 360° films or installations in Virtual, Augmented or Mixed Reality:we are interested in unusual artistic approaches!

The theme of this year’s festival is “DIS:SOLUTION”. We are looking for artists to present their own concepts of dis:solution, de:limitation, etc. Where do we cross borders, where do they blur? Whether your focus is on media, material, political, physical or associative aspects: how do the artistic considerations of your VR experience relate to our subject of “DIS:SOLUTION”?

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THIS YEAR’S OPEN CALL COVERS THREE CATEGORIES:

VRHAM! MAIN PROGRAM
Artistic VR/AR/XR works presented in specially designed spaces.

HAMBURG EMERGING ARTISTS
Presenting Hamburg’s young VR artists to an international audience.

VRHAM! RESIDENCIES
Two creative teams of up to three participants each can (further) develop innovative works in the field of Virtual Reality art and 360° film, accompanied by renowned international mentors.
In cooperation with Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein in the context of the North Sea Interreg project Create Converge.

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VRHAMMY! AWARD:
As part of the Grand Festival Opening on 7 June 2019 our VRHAM! jury of international experts will award the winners of the categories VRHAM! MAIN PROGRAM (5,000,- Euros prize money) and HAMBURG EMERGING ARTISTS (2,500 Euros prize money).

JURY:
Myriam Achard
Chief New Media Partnerships & Communications, Phi Centre
Astrid Kahmke
Creative Director Bavarian Film Center, Munich; Head of European Creators’ Lab
Michel Reilhac
Immersive Stories Author and Director; Curator of Venice Biennale International Film Festival VR Competition Venice VR; etc.
and others