ANIDOX:VR Award

ANIDOX and Viborg Animation Festival, have initiated a new award scheme – ANIDOX:VR Award, which distinctively addresses factual and visual storytelling in emerging media/VR.

Awards include a cash prize and a residency grant for development of new works.

The ANIDOX:VR Awards are showcased as part of the 8th Viborg Animation Festival 23 – 29 September 2019 Viborg, Denmark. The award will be announced during ANIDOX Day on the 26 September 2019, which will include talks, panel discussions and special screenings

Submissions are open from 20 April 2019 until 20 July 2019

– Only through the online submission form –

https://filmfreeway.com/anidoxvr

GENERAL GUIDELINES

The ANIDOX:VR Award competition is open to all original works, immersive and/or interactive VR experiences which can be justified as an animated documentary.
Submissions are opened to all works completed after 2017.
The devices that may be used to watch the experience: HTC Vive, Oculus or Playstation VR. Only playable builds are accepted.
An international jury will award prizes recognizing the best works in the competition.
Please read the complete list of guidelines & regulations

Viborg Animation Festival, as well as the ANIDOX:VR Award is produced and organized by The Animation Workshop, Viborg Denmark. The Animation Workshop is well known as one of the world’s leading centers for animation training and development within the areas of education, culture, communication and business. ANIDOX:VR Award is supported by Viborg Animation Festival, Viborg Kommune, The Animation Workshop /Via University college, The Danish Film Institute and the Swedish Film Institute.

For any questions regarding the ANIDOX:VR Award, please contact Michelle Kranot , ANIDOX Producer by email: anidoxlab@gmail.com
See our webpage for updates: http://anidox.com/anidoxvr/

ANIDOX is a platform focused on animated documentary projects, and is part of The Animation Workshop / VIA University College, in partnership with the Danish Film Institute, the Swedish Film institute, CPH:DOX, Nordisk Panorama, BoostHgb and Documentary Campus.
We bring together documentary creatives, directors, producers and animation professionals as well as artists working in cross media, hybrid forms and new technologies; with a focus on collaborative process, matchmaking, reaching audiences and new frameworks. Leading Masterclasses, a residency programme, professional training and a production and development scheme, ANIDOX is run by acclaimed practitioners in the field and continues to evolve and advance the genre of Documentary animation.

• The ANIDOX:VR Award competition is open to all immersive and/or interactive VR experiences which can be justified as an Animated Documentary, regardless hardware or theme.
• Submissions are opened to all works completed after 2017.
• A jury made up of a number of international industry professionals from the fields of XR,
cinema and the arts will evaluate the experiences that have been selected.
• The jury will award prizes recognizing the best immersive and/or interactive works in the
competition, for their contribution to innovative storytelling and production.
For any questions regarding the ANIDOX:VR Award, please contact the ANIDOX Producer Michelle Kranot by email: anidoxlab@gmail.com

ANIDOX Day and ANIDOX:VR Award is supported by:
Viborg Animation Festival, Viborg Kommune, The Animation Workshop /Via University college, The Danish Film Institute and the Swedish Film Institute

ANIDOX:VR immersive award- cash award of €1,000
ANIDOX:VR innovative storytelling award- a 1-3 month residency at the Animation Workshop


GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS
• Submissions are open from 20 April 2019.
• All entries shall be submitted no later than 20 July 2019 at 11:59pm (GMT).
• The ANIDOX:VR Award competition is open to all original works, immersive and/or interactive VR experiences which can be justified as an animated documentary.
• Submissions are opened to all works completed after 2017.
• The devices that may be used to watch the experience: HTC Vive, Oculus or Playstation VR.
• Only direct download of playable builds are accepted.
• The selected experiences will be shown to the general public, industry professionals, and
members of the jury as part of Viborg Animation Festival 23 – 29 September 2019.
Jury
A jury made up of a number of international industry professionals from the fields of XR, cinema and the arts will evaluate the experiences that have been selected.
Prizes
The jury will award two prizes recognizing the best immersive and/or interactive works in the competition, for their contribution to innovative storytelling and production:
• The Special Prize, with a €1,000 grant.
• A development residency at The Animation Workshop, for the creation of new work.
– The terms of this award are specified by The Animation Workshop.
The prizes will be announced on Thursday 26th September 2019, at the ANIDOX Day events at VAF. The award will be given to the producer / creator of the experience.
ANIDOX:VR Award is supported by Viborg Animation Festival, Viborg Kommune, The Animation Workshop /Via University college, The Danish Film Institute and the Swedish Film Institute.

SUBMISSION
• All submissions to the ANIDOX:VR award shall be made through our online entry platform: o Nootherentriesshallbetakenintoconsideration.
o Incompleteorincorrectentriesshallbeconsideredvoid.
o PleasesignupanaccountatFilmFreewayandaddprojectontheplatformbefore
submission, then follow the guideline to directly upload your work.
o PleasefilloutthetechnicalformforVRCompetition,andprovidelinksfor
downloading.
• By entering your work, you hereby state that you hold all the related rights to the work, or
have been authorized to do so by all the rights holders.
• Submissions shall be made in English.
• The selected works shall be presented in English or in their original language with English or
Danish subtitles. The rights holders will bear the costs of subtitling their work, if necessary.
• Works submitted to the competition may not be withdrawn.
• No racist or sexist content shall be accepted.
• Submissions shall be made having read and accepted these rules and regulation.
Required information for submission
You will be asked to provide the following information or documents – please attach one PDF file:
• General information: title, year, genre, length, format, device, version, current state of play.
• Two synopses - 500 and 1,500 characters maximum (including spaces).
• Information on the project’s developer or developers, producer or producers (and/or co-
producer or co-producers), and creative team.
• Information on the premiere and selection in other festivals.
• HD images, and a video link to a trailer.
• Direct links for download of playable build.
• Please specify the devices that may be used to watch the experience (At this point we only
offer HTC Vive and Oculus)
• The required dimensions (when applicable)
• Any technical or logistic information relevant to the presentation of the work (when
applicable)
SELECTED WORKS
Presentation during the festival
Should your experience be selected by the board, it will be showcased on 23–29 September 2019 at Viborg Animation Festival. The selection committee shall determine:
The area or areas in which each experience will be seen.
The time or times when each experience will be available.
Installation considerations / specifications shall be discussed with creators.
Selection announcement
The list of selected experiences will be announced by email to the main applicant, and publicly, by

the beginning of September. The selected projects’ rights holders shall send the completed and signed contract officially establishing their selection to the ANIDOX:VR Award within one week.
Logos/ publicity
Should the selected work be awarded a prize, the rights holders for the awarded works agree to include the ANIDOX logo on all promotional and publicity material pertaining to the work (trailer, website, press kit, poster, etc.).
Press kits
The information and materials submitted will be used by the Festival’s communications team. They must be notified of any changes taking place between submission and selection as quickly as possible, and no later than 10 September 2019.
Photos/trailer
Visuals – HD and not subject to copyright – that were sent along with the submission form will be used by the Festival to publicize the selection. The Festival also reserves the right to reuse them on its various communication channels, for promotional purposes.
Invitations
The creators the selected work shall receive up to two invitations the Viborg Animation Festival and which will take place from 23 to 30 September 2019. Invitations include festival accreditation, travel expenses (within Europe) and accommodations for the festival duration. Should other members of the team wish to attend, travel and accommodation costs shall be paid by the developers / producers of the selected works.
PERSONAL DATA
By submitting your project to the 2019 ANIDOX:VR Award, you agree to our data processing policy, in accordance with the GDPR.
For any questions regarding the ANIDOX:VR Award, please contact Michelle Kranot , ANIDOX Producer by email: anidoxlab@gmail.com