Vulcan Productions and Kaleidoscope Launch Inaugural Impact Reality Summit
“Leading virtual reality and augmented reality creators and social impact organizations to explore emerging media for measurable impact”
Vulcan Productions and Kaleidoscope announced the inaugural Impact Reality Summit today, an event bringing together virtual and augmented reality creators, non-profits, technology leaders, funders, and others to connect on the next wave of extended reality (XR) projects for social good.
The Summit will take place at Vulcan’s Seattle headquarters on Thursday, January 9 and Friday, January 10, 2020. Programming will feature panels and conversations, workshops, an exhibition of the best in “XR for good” storytelling, and a showcase of the next wave of upcoming projects in development within the XR industry. Projects can be submitted for consideration here through Monday, December 9 .
“Vulcan Productions is constantly exploring new ways to engage with audiences and scale impact. We’ve seen the potential for impact with XR through our slate of emerging media works,” said Matt Milios, Creative Director, Emerging Media at Vulcan Productions. “We’re excited to host this gathering of creators and organizations interested in discovering and supporting new ways to leverage storytelling for social good.”
Selected projects will be in the running for development funding, with awards in the following categories:
Grand Prix ($20,000) – Awarded to the project with the greatest potential for positive global impact.
Best in Climate Change ($10,000) – Awarded to the project that best highlights the causes, consequences, and solutions to climate change.
Best in Sustainability ($10,000) – Awarded to the project with the greatest potential to support ocean health, environmental protection, fresh water resource management, pollution and waste prevention, or species and habitat protection.
Best in Community & Social Justice ($10,000) – Awarded to the project with the greatest potential to positively impact community and social justice.
“We’re looking for in development XR projects that tell a powerful story in a fresh and unusual way,” said René Pinnell, CEO at Kaleidoscope. “We’re interested in elevating new artistic voices that help bring problems and solutions to life.”
For more information about the Impact Reality Summit please visit: https://kldo.fund/impact
About Vulcan Productions
Vulcan Productions believes that storytelling can change the world. The company produces and distributes content that informs, inspires, and activates audiences – putting stories to work with far-reaching impact campaigns that advance new policies, shift individual behaviors, and contribute to significant institutional change. Its team includes both expert producers and seasoned impact strategists and movement builders. Leveraging platforms ranging from film and television to XR and other emerging media, Vulcan Productions’ content and campaigns are at the center of some of society’s most pressing challenges.
Vulcan Productions films include Oliver Sacks: His Own Life, Ghost Fleet, The Cold Blue, Netflix Original: The Ivory Game, the Sundance Special Jury Award-winner STEP, News & Documentary Emmy®-nominated Going to War, Girl Rising, Racing Extinction, the Academy Award®-nominated Body Team 12, and emerging media works including Ghost Fleet VR, X-Ray Fashion, Drop in the Ocean, and Guardians of the Kingdom. Films currently in production tell searing, eye-opening stories on issues including climate change, ocean health, public health, humanitarian disasters, criminal justice reform, and more. Follow Vulcan Productions (vulcanproductions.com) on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
A professional network for the immersive industry, Kaleidoscope brings together XR creators and industry leaders to develop, fund, and distribute new work. Playing a central role in the artistic renaissance of virtual reality, Kaleidoscope has helped creators raise more than $28MM for original projects including the first seven-figure deal for a VR film at Sundance. With a commitment to creative exploration, Kaleidoscope has produced some of the industry’s most groundbreaking work including the animated VR film BATTLESCAR, starring Rosario Dawson, and the VR series SPHERES, starring Jessica Chastain and Patti Smith and executive produced by Darren Aronofsky. Kaleidoscope projects routinely premiere at major festivals such as Sundance, Tribeca, and Venice, and the artists who work with Kaleidoscope are widely recognized as the most innovative voices in virtual reality today.