Oct. 14, 2019
Oct. 16 to Dec. 5, 2019
Organized by Kaleidoscope in collaboration with RYOT and the Saul Zaentz Innovation Fund at Johns Hopkins University, DevLab is a six week content accelerator for immersive films, games, apps, art, and experiences. The program will incubate 32 new projects with weekly lectures and mentorship from a multidisciplinary group of advisors. Through hands-on workshops, engaging talks, and round table discussions, rough ideas become solid projects. The program culminates with First Look, our premier marketplace event held this year at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, where participants will present their projects to industry leaders for a chance to secure funding and distribution.
Projects from our past DevLab programs have raised more than $4MM in funding, been nominated for an Emmy, won the Grand Prix for VR at Venice, secured the first seven-figure deal for a VR film at Sundance, and have premiered at more than 40 major festivals around the world.