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Creators Lab 3.0

Overview

As part of the Oculus VR for Good initiative, Creators Lab pairs rising content creators with worthwhile causes to create great VR experiences that showcase the need for social change. All selected participants will join us in California for our Creators Summit—two and a half days of workshops, brainstorming, mentoring, and community building held June 6 – 8, 2018. The Summit kicks off the Creators Lab collaborative period, followed by proposal, production, and post-production phases.

VR has the ability to foster empathy across diverse groups of people and transport us to almost any situation. Through Creators Lab, we’re able to spread awareness of meaningful causes in our communities and beyond while also highlighting the transformative potential of VR—and we’re just getting started.

Like all art, VR can change our lives for the better. We can’t wait to see more content that affects us emotionally and challenges us to rethink our assumptions.

Creators + Causes

Filmmakers are the driving force behind each project and should have some experience working with VR. They’ll work closely with Oculus, our panel of advisors, and their assigned cause to create a moving and engaging VR piece.

Nonprofits supporting social good causes will act as project consultants and authorities in their field. They’ll offer story ideas, insights, and on-the-ground expertise to help the filmmaker create something magical.

Advisory Panel

Our panel of advisors will be chosen for their wide range of expertise and leadership in the VR community. They’ll be available throughout the entire project length to offer guidance and support.

Application Process

Creators Lab 3.0 applications are now closed. Thanks for your interest!

Program Process and Participant Eligibility

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  • Individuals and nonprofits are invited to apply to be part of the Creators Lab 3.0 program through the website application portal above.
  • Selected applicants will be paired by Oculus and are required to attend our Creators Summit in California June 6 – 8, 2018.
  • Filmmakers will then embark through a proposal, production, and post-production phased process in collaboration with its paired nonprofit and Oculus.

Eligibility

  • This program is only open to eligible filmmakers and nonprofits (501(c) or equivalent) who submit an application and are selected by Oculus to attend the summit. See details in Section 2 of the full terms for program eligibility requirements.
  • All communications and events in connection with this program will be conducted in the English language. Neither translators nor translations will be provided.

See the full Terms and Conditions for more details.

Judging Criteria

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Filmmaker submissions will be selected based on the following criteria:

  • Relevant experience with VR and 360° content creation, including knowledge of post-production software (25%)
  • Number and quality of prior completed film and virtual reality projects (25%)
  • Demonstrated interest and passion for VR (25%)
  • Passion for and compatibility with applicable nonprofit causes and Participants (25%)

Nonprofit submissions will be selected based on the following criteria:

  • Whether the Nonprofit’s programs would be a compelling story in the VR world (40%)
  • The demonstrated impact of the Nonprofit and its programs (25%)
  • The Nonprofit’s prior experience with developing creative marketing materials (25%)
  • Contribution to a diverse mix of films based on, among other things, the Nonprofit’s size, region, and focus area (10%)