Oculus Confirm Participants for Their 2017 Creators Lab Summit

The lab pairs new filmmakers with important social causes

Oculus have started their 2017 Creators Lab Summit and kicked it off by announced the participants for this year’s program. The VR for Good Initiative was announced alongside Oculus’ Creators lab to foster cirtual reality (VR) content creation.

Non-profit organisations and up-and-coming filmmakers were able to apply to take part in the 2017 Creators Lab, and now the full list of participants has been confirmed. You can see the full list of filmmakers and their partnered non-profit causes below:

  • Camilla Andersson-Hjemdahl
    Non-profit: Primates Incorporated
  • Gabriela Arp
    Non-profit: Life After Hate
  • Jesse Ayala
    Non-profit: Pride Foundation
  • Lindsay Branham
    Non-profit: International Justice Mission
  • Ryan Hartsell
    Non-profit: Male Cancer Awareness Campaign
  • Jess Kantor
    Non-profit: Infinite Flow
  • Armando Kirwin
    Non-profit: Mercy Ships
  • Fabiano Mixo
    Non-profit: GO Campaign
  • Gayatri Parameswaran
    Non-profit: Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining
  • Sadah Espii Proctor
    Non-profit: Malala Fund

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Oculus have also confirmed their Advisory Board, who will help mentor the filmmakers and their projects.

  • Gabo Arora, LightShed
  • Shannon Carroll, Vivid Story
  • Jess Engel, Within
  • Maureen Fan, Baobab Studios
  • Loren Hammonds, Tribeca Film Festival
  • Bryn Mooser, RYOT
  • Barry Pousman, Variable Labs
  • Yelena Rachitsky, Oculus
  • Mary Spio, CEEK VR
  • Joanne Sprague, Facebook
  • Rose Troche, Filmmaker

Oculus hopes the filmmakers will be able to amplify the importance of the non-profit causes, while also providing a valuable opportunity to young filmmakers who can work within the virtual reality (VR) medium with 360 degree video and more.

It’s certainly exciting to see such growth in the medium – and for such excellent causes. For more on the 2017 Creators Lab, the causes and participants, please see the Oculus blog.

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