MIFF XR grant to support a vision of the city

With the MIFF XR grant provided by Ang Ling, audiences will be able to explore a digital version of the city's vision of itself and go excitingly meta.
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To celebrate its 70th anniversary in 2022, the Melbourne International Film Festival is commissioning its first ever XR piece with a budget of $80,000. Applications are due by Thursday 18 November.

As the announcement says, this will be

an immersive XR work that celebrates, interrogates and illuminates Melbourne – its history and future, its communities and inhabitants – as well as MIFF’s integral role in sustaining the city’s relationship with the moving image.

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David Tiley was the Editor of Screenhub from 2005 until he became Content Lead for Film in 2021 with a special interest in policy. He is a writer in screen media with a long career in educational programs, documentary, and government funding, with a side order in script editing. He values curiosity, humour and objectivity in support of Australian visions and the art of storytelling.