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LOROS Invites You to Transform Lives with VR ($15,000 in prizes to be won)

VR filmmaking competition for good
VR filmmaking competition for good

How would you like to use your VR filmmaking skills to create a work that will have profound impact on those who need it most?  There are people who desperately need to see and experience your VR creation.  For some of them, your VR experience could be an escape from their bedridden state.  For others, VR could distract them from pain and discomfort.  And for still others, VR can remind them of the beauty of life, during their last days on earth.

UK-based hospice care company Loros and VR producer Alex Ruhl (Cats are not Peas) are inviting you to use VR for good in a VR filmmaking competition.  “We’re looking for passionate filmmakers to submit some mesmerizing 360 experiences to provide an interesting escape, a welcome distraction, a therapeutic experience or simply a bit of entertainment” for patients who are terminally ill, or who have limited mobility.

VR filmmaking competition for good
VR filmmaking competition for good

The entries must be 5-10 minute immersive VR films, for viewing in a VR headset.  The competition has four categories (two of which have subcategories):
Indoor environment
– Calm
– Active / energetic
Outdoor environment
– Calm
– Active / energetic
Historical/National Trust environment
Narrative (Drama/Documentary) or Musical
Anything goes

There are generous cash prizes at stake (approximately equivalent to $15,000 in total as of November 2018):
Best of the best – £6,000 and Mocha Pro 2019 software license.
(Mocha Pro software donated by Boris FX. Retail value $995 USD. Learn More).
Best of category 1 (Indoor environment) – £1,000
Best of category 2 (Outdoor environment) – £1,000
Best of category 3 (Historical/National Trust environment) – £1,000
Best of category 4 (Narrative (Drama/Documentary) or Musical) – £1,000

The deadline for the entries is 4th January 2019 (Friday). Here are the official rulesYou can submit entries here.