Oct. 7, 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 incubates 10 new projects each year 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.
DevLab 2019 will select ten (10) XR projects which are currently in development and in need of funding, distribution, and support. All genres of immersive content will be considered including XR art, games, apps, films, and experiences. Working prototypes are not required but encouraged. We value craftsmanship and diversity. We look for teams from unusual backgrounds with both the artistic and technical skills required to produce great work. Show us something new. Make us reevaluate our assumptions.
If selected, you must be willing to attend weekly online lectures and group meetings. You must also be available and willing to travel to Baltimore, Maryland from December 4th to the 7th to present your project at the First Look market. DevLab will cover the cost of your flight and hotel.
A multidisciplinary group of mentors will be announced soon
Applications Close on October 7 @ 11:59PM PST // Selected Projects Notified by by October 14
Login to your Kaleidoscope account, or apply to join if you are not already a member.
Once you are logged in, add your project to Kaleidoscope. In the bottom right corner of the screen click the blue “+” button, select “Add Project”, and then follow the instructions. Make sure you actually publish the project and not just save it as a draft.
Once your project has been published to Kaleidoscope, copy your project’s URL. Make sure you are not copying the project’s URL from the edit screen. Best way to avoid this is to find your project in the My Projects section, click to view the details page for your project, and then copy your project’s URL.