Make Diversity Reality

XR Accelerator

October 19 & 22 2019

We are seeking applications from Women and XR Practitioners from Diverse Backgrounds for the 2nd round of our Make Diversity Reality XR Accelerator.

2019 sees the return of our highly anticipated Co_Lab_Create XR Symposium (October 19-20) and the continuation of our Incubation Lab – Make Diversity Reality Accelerator (October 21-22).

With the support of Create NSW, Byron Bay International Film Festival will once again be offering a mentorship for women and people of diverse backgrounds based in NSW over 4 days, October 19-22 2019.

Why? Women and people of diverse backgrounds are massively under represented in many key areas of XR production in Australia, this lab will provide a pathway towards greater gender parity and diversity in our industry.

Industry leaders will share their knowledge and insight – in order to help the selected participants develop their ideas and/or their career-path.

In 2018 International delegates of Co_Lab_Create XR Symposium, included representatives from Weta Workshop who have been developing for Magic Leap, Barbara Lippe, Head of Content HolodeckVR who is developing a large scale free roaming multi-user system and Adam Rogers, from Gentle Manhands VR – the Executive Producer behind Tyler Hurd and Within’s socialVR experience Chorus.

All 3 stayed on to mentor Make Diversity Reality Lab, along with key Australian Mentors Charles Henden and Craig Bowler from Visitor Vision, Filmmaker Dominic Allen whose work Carriberrie has been screened as Dome Content as well as 360 at Festival across the world, and BBFF’s Osvaldo C. Alfaro (GreenhouseFX 3DVR) and J’aimee Skippon-Volke, (Collective Reality).

If you are a NSW-based XR practitioner and interested in participating in the 2019 Make Diversity Reality XR Accelerator, applications are open but you can address any questions you have to workshops @