10.000€ Funding for Your Innovative Project!Call for Proposals: “VR Punk Pitch Battle“

You have an idea for an artistic and/or narrative VR/XR project? How about pitching this idea online and live in front of a jury at the Virtual Reality & Arts Festival VRHAM! ? Then send your idea to Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein til Thursday, June 10.

Whether you are presenting as a team or solo: Anything goes in your 5-minute pitch, as long as it works on the platform ZOOM. Just do your thing and be creative. If our jury – consisting of members of the „Short + Innovative" panel of the film funding – decides in your favour, you can expect up to 10,000 Euros in funding for your idea.

Please send your idea to Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein gomig@ffhsh.de (max. 1 page as PDF). The deadline for the application is Thursday, June 10, 6 p.m. CET. The pitch will take place in English on Saturday, June 12, 2021, starting at 3:30 pm. Hamburg time. Applications may be submitted in German or English.


Who can apply?

In short: Anyone! However: the project cannot not be part of a training or study program and must still be in the idea phase (i.e. it cannot be in a developmental phase yet or in the phase of realization). The jury:

  • Ralph Heinsohn, Immersive Media Designer, Producer and Curator,
  • Britta Schewe, Chief Sales & Marketing Officer Rocket Beans and
  • Insa Wiese, Artistic Director International Short Film Festival Regensburg.

Moderation: Arne Sommer (FFHSH)


What's VRHAM! ?

VRHAM! Virtual Reality & Arts Festival Hamburg is the first international artistic virtual reality festival. Since its debut 2018 it has been held annually in Hamburg. After two successful festival editions at Hamburg's creative center Oberhafen and a third completely virtual festival edition due to the Corona pandemic, this year's VRHAM! Virtual Reality & Arts Festival will be a hybrid edition. It will take place from June 4 to 12.


What is the "Short + Innovative" funding?

Four times a year Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein awards funding to innovative moving image content. Whether concept, prototype or production: with our "Short + Innovative" committee, we support artistic, narrative projects at the interface between technology, art and the future. For more info click here: ffhsh.de/innovative


Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein goes VRHAM!

The VRHAM! festival and Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein are both passionate about the future of storytelling in digital spaces. We can think of no better place to look for new ideas than our home in the North.