QLD XR Festival

QLD XR Festival

QLD XR Festival celebrates Queensland (QLD), Australian & Global creative talent, with a focus on Augumented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR), NFTs / Digital Art, Game Development, Short Films and…

Festival

Opportunity Details

Closing Date

Aug 20, 2022

Location

Australia

Artform

Film

QLD XR Festival celebrates Queensland (QLD), Australian & Global creative talent, with a focus on Augumented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR), NFTs / Digital Art, Game Development, Short Films and Animation. A physical and virtual festival to engage the general public as well as bring the local & global industry together to collaborate and educate.

Before Qld XR Festival 2023 even begins we’ll be using the Big Screen in Queen St Mall, Brisbane to show case selected submissions through out 2022 & 2023. The 1st screening is Saturday August 27th 2022 12pm – 1pm and we’ll progressively announce more events! So the earlier you submit, the more potential for your work to be screened! Special AR / VR events are planned too!

The Qld XR Festival 2023 will open in Brisbane, Australia on May 26th 2023 with an awards event May 27th 2023 featuring each category listed on FilmFreeway as the content submitted will become the basis of the content for the festival both online and in person which will be shown till the Qld XR Festival closes at the end of 27th May 2023.

As always we welcome local Queensland, Australian wide and international entries.

The content submitted for the awards will become the basis of the content for the Qld XR Festival.

Award Categories:
Best in Animation – All types of Animations including 3d, 2d, Stop Motion, Claymation, Experimental etc..
Best in Augmented Reality (AR) Movies / Experiences / Games / Art
Best in Augmented Reality (AR) Social Media Filters
Best in Digital Art / NFTs – All types of Digital Art including NFTs, AR, VR, Animations, Images, Audio, Digital Clothing etc. entries don’t need to be minted into an NFT but can be
Best in Gaming/Game Development – All genres on Mobile platforms (Android & iOS), Console (XBox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch) or Online (Web) or Mac or Windows PC
Best in Short Film – All genres/types of Short Films including Drama, Comedy, Sci-Fi, Experimental, Music Videos etc.
Best in Virtual Reality (VR) Interactive Immersive Experiences – Games, Experiences etc.
Best in Virtual Reality (VR) Passive Immersive Experiences – 180, 360 Film etc.

Special awards:
Best Qld produced project (across all categories)
Best Australian (outside of Qld) produced project (across all categories)
Best International produced project (across all categories)
Special awards will be judged from the submissions in the regular award categories, so your entry may qualify for one or more special awards entries.

Winners will be announced May 27th 2023 in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

If the festival is postponed or canceled your submission will be considered for the next edition of the festival. Some of the events are weather dependent. Events including venues, dates and times are subject to change.

By submitting your work you are granting us permission to use your work on platforms associated with the Qld XR Festival (e.g. Qld XR Festival website, Mobile App, VR app, AR experiences, social media etc.) as well as Qld XR Festival events. The festival has the right to use the publicity material (press books, posters, stills etc.) from selected submissions to promote the festival as well edit your work for a variety of reasons (type of audience, reduce run time etc.).

The Qld XR Festival is open to content of under 3 hours (although Games can last longer) and all genres and warmly welcomes all accepted creatives to attend. Except for content entered out of competition all content must not have screened before January 2018.

We strongly encourage electronic submission via FilmFreeway however if there is a physical element please email us at hello@qldxrfestival.com to discuss.

Judging
Judging of your submission can take place at any time after your submission has been made, so make sure your submission is ready as we may judge it straight away.

Information for Content Creators:
Selected content creators will receive 2 tickets to their content screening. Further tickets for content creators will be negotiated on a case-by-case basis. To gain entry please be aware some venues may require proof of Covid19 vaccination.

Except those out of the competition, all content selected for Qld XR Festival is in the running to be selected as nominees for awards in their appropriate categories as well as others such as Best Qld or International produced or Experimental project

Nominations will be announced before the festival opens May 26th 2023

More information is available at www.QldXRFestival.com if you have any specific queries about entry or terms and conditions, please email us at hello@QldXRFestival.com

* Best in Virtual Reality (VR) Interactive Immersive Experiences:
Please provide Qld XR Festival with a link to your installation package via the submission form. If your application is already on the Oculus Store or another online store, please provide us a link to it (hello@qldxrfestival.com) along with a promo code to allow us to download it free of charge. If it’s not yet published in an online store, please upload it to a secure location and email us (hello@qldxrfestival.com) the link. Please label your file using your Tracking Number; Example for VR Application: QLDXRF-0001.apk; Example for 360° Video: QLDXRF-0001.mp4. Best in Virtual Reality (VR) Movies/Experiences/Games must work on either the Oculus Quest 2, HTC Vive or be compatible with the Oculus Rift or Cardboard VR. Please email hello@qldxrfestival.com if your submission is not compatible and additional technology is needed before entering.

* Best in Virtual Reality (VR) Passive Immersive Experiences:
Please provide Qld XR Festival with a link to your installation package via the submission form. If your application is already on the Oculus Store or another online store, please provide us a link to it (hello@qldxrfestival.com) along with a promo code to allow us to download it free of charge. If it’s not yet published in an online store, please upload it to a secure location and email us (hello@qldxrfestival.com) the link. Please label your file using your Tracking Number; Example for VR Application: QLDXRF-0001.apk; Example for 360° Video: QLDXRF-0001.mp4. Best in Virtual Reality (VR) Movies/Experiences/Games must work on either the Oculus Quest 2, HTC Vive or be compatible with the Oculus Rift or Cardboard VR. Please email hello@qldxrfestival.com if your submission is not compatible and additional technology is needed before entering.

* Best in Augmented Reality (AR) Movies/Experiences/Games/Art entries: Please provide Qld XR Festival with a link to your installation package via the submission form. If your application is already on the Apple App Store or Google Play or another online store, please provide us a link to it (hello@qldxrfestival.com) along with a promo code to allow us to download it free of charge. If it’s not yet published in an online store, please upload it to a secure location and email us (hello@qldxrfestival.com) the link. Please label your file using your Tracking Number; Example for VR Application: QLDXRF-0001.apk; Example for 360° Video: QLDXRF-0001.mp4
Entries must use Apple ARKit or Google ARCore or WebAR or Adobe Aero. Please email hello@qldxrfestival.com if your submission is not compatible and/or a different technology used before entering.

* Best in Augmented Reality (AR) Social Media Filters – Please include a link to your AR Filter (Instagram, Facebook, Snap Chat, TikTok etc.) in your submission. You are welcome to submit filters of any theme that have been created using software such as Spark AR Studio, Lens Studio by Snap inc, Douyin Effect Creator, Effect House etc. Email us hello@qldxrfestival.com if you have any further questions.

* Best in NFTs / Digital Art – Where possible please provide Qld XR Festival with a link to your NFT (on Opensea, SuperRare, 1stDibs etc.) via the submission form or it’s not minted please upload it to a secure location and email us hello@qldxrfestival.com with the details

* Best in Animation : Provide Qld XR Festival with a link to your works file via the submission form. Please email us hello@qldxrfestival.com with any other additional details.

* Best in Gaming/Game Development entries: Please provide Qld XR Festival with a link to your installation package via the submission form. If your application is already on the Apple App Store or Google Play or another online store, please provide us a link to it (hello@qldxrfestival.com) along with a promo code to allow us to download it free of charge. If it’s not yet published in an online store, please upload it to a secure location and email us (hello@qldxrfestival.com) the link. Please label your file using your Tracking Number; Example for Android Application: QLDXRF-0001.apk;
Entries must be either for Mobile platforms (Android & iOS), Console (XBox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch) or Online (Web) or Mac or Windows PC
Please email hello@qldxrfestival.com if your submission is not compatible with the platforms mentioned above and would like to use a different technology before entering.

* Best in Short Film : Provide Qld XR Festival with a link to your works file via the submission form. Please email us hello@qldxrfestival.com with any other additional details.

No screening fees will be paid. Not all winning films will be screened. The festival has the full right to select the films to be screened.

For more information, visit QLD XR Festival