Make Diversity Reality

XR Incubator

October 19 & 22 2019

The BBFF2018 team sought applications from Women and XR Practitioners from Diverse Backgrounds for an exciting, new initiative at the 2018 Byron Bay Film Festival – the Make Diversity Reality Incubator.

Solidifying itself as the pioneer of Australasian Realities Industry, Byron Bay Film Festival’s  extensive 10-day event program, includedthe return of the highly anticipated Co_Lab_Create XR Symposium (October 13-14) and the addition of an Incubation Lab – Make Diversity Reality Incubator (October 15-16).

With the support of Create NSW, Byron Bay Film Festival will once again be offering a mentorship for women and people of diverse backgrounds based in NSW over 4 days, October 19-22 2019.

Why? Women and people of diverse backgrounds are massively under represented in many key areas of XR production in Australia, this lab will provide a pathway towards greater gender parity and diversity in our industry.

In 2018 International delegates of Co_Lab_Create XR Symposium, included representatives from Weta Workshop who have been developing for Magic Leap, Barbara Lippe, Head of Content HolodeckVR who is developing a large scale free roaming multi-user system and Adam Rogers, from Gentle Manhands VR – the Executive Producer behind Tyler Hurd and Within’s socialVR experience Chorus.

All 3 stayed on to mentor Make Diversity Reality Lab, along with key Australian Mentors Charles Henden and Craig Bowler from Visitor Vision, Filmmaker Dominic Allen whose work Carriberrie has been screened as Dome Content as well as 360 at Festival across the world, and BBFF’s Osvaldo C. Alfaro (GreenhouseFX 3DVR) and J’aimee Skippon-Volke, (Collective Reality).

If you are a NSW-based XR practitioner and interested in participating in the 2019 Make Diversity Reality Incubator, applications will be open shortly but yu can address any questions you have to workshops @ bbff.com.au.