Oculus’ VR for Good Creators Lab initiative, pushing progressive use of the technology, is returning for the third year running.
Applications are now open for independent creators and nonprofit organizations to pitch their projects and potentially receive funding and mentorship to make them a reality. The program includes a summit hosted in California from June 6th – 8th that consists of workshops and brainstorming sessions. The application process is open until April 6th and participants will be selected on or around May 20th.
As with previous years, Oculus will be looking for socially-conscious VR projects that use the power of the platform to highlight various issues. In the past, the program has helped serve up eye-opening 360 degree experiences such as Notes to My Father and Women on the Move. Many of these experiences have gone on to showcase at major international film festivals like Sundance.
Applications will be judged on several key factors, including the applicant’s past experience with VR and post-production software as well as the number of other projects they’ve worked on before. Judges will also consider the demonstrated passion for VR and the cause.
So, if you think you have a story that could really benefit from being told in VR, why not give it a go?