🎯 2022 Cannes XR x VeeR Future Award Competition Announces Jury Panel and Award Shortlist

The Jury Panel includes Zhang Ziyi (Chinese Actor, Director, and Producer), Hannah Minghella (President of Motion Pictures, Bad Robot), Michel Reilhac (Independent Creator of Immersive Content), Vicki Dobbs Beck (VP of Immersive Content Innovation at ILMxLAB), Kari Skogland (CEO of Mad Rabbit, Emmy®-nominated, BAFTA award-winning director and showrunner), and Doug Chiang (Lucasfilm VP and Executive Creative Director) as the Advisor of the Jury Panel.

The endless possibilities VR brings to storytelling have shined a light on the medium and have attracted the attention of the film and technology industry, artists, investors, and distributors around the world. They are all paying close attention to seeing how this technology and the immersive experience it creates will revolutionize the media and entertainment business.

This year, Cannes XR and VeeR have put together an experienced and diverse jury panel that will bring their professional perspectives to the judging process.

About the Jury Panel

📆 The works on VeeR Future Award’s shortlist will be available on VeeR and Alexandria starting on 17 May 2022. 18 VR works were selected out of hundreds of submissions to enter the final round of the Cannes XR x VeeR Future Award Competition to compete for a chance to win the award for Best VR Story and Best Interactive Experience.

📆 The jury will evaluate the projects based on their storytelling techniques, immersive and interactive designs, and innovations. The ceremony, 22 May, will be livestreamed on the Marché du Film Online platform AND on the Marina Stage for those of you in Cannes — with VeeR Co-Founder Jingshu Chen in presence and Marcin J. Sobczak of This Way Publicity agency moderating onsite.

As the leading technology for storytelling, virtual reality receives more attention from filmmaking experts and enthusiasts compared to traditional mediums. VeeR and Cannes XR have worked closely to fulfill the promise to elevate each year’s showcase, and this year’s Cannes XR will present a body of work that’s both diverse and of the highest quality, bringing the most groundbreaking works created by artists around the world to the audience. It will put VR storytelling and interactive experience at the forefront of media attention.

It is our great honor to have the world-renowned Jury Panel for the VeeR Future Award, and together we hope to reach more audiences within the media & entertainment industry. We believe Cannes XR will attract more artists to join us in VR content creation and eventually drive immersive storytelling forward,” says Jingshu, Co-Founder of VeeR