GIFF 2018 Calling For Entries (Immersive Works)

GIFF 2018 Calling For Entries (Immersive Works)
June 7, 2018


The call for entries, for the 2018 edition of the Geneva International Film Festival (GIFF), concerns only the International Immersive Works Competition and the New Screen Talents (Geneva Digital Market).

There is no call for submission for feature films, short films, TV series nor for music videos, which are identified and preselected directly by the Festival programmers. The short films programme is henceforth delegated to Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur and will be screened at GIFF in a non competitive section.



The Geneva International Film Festival (GIFF) is opening its call for submission for its International Immersive Works Competition (VR, AR, MR).

Since 2014, the Geneva International Film Festival (GIFF) has presented a programme of international VR works. Since 2016, this programme includes a competitive section with ten immersive works (virtual reality, augmented reality or mixed reality) that are selected, then presented to a specialized Jury of directors, digital creators and producers from all over the world. The VR Jury awards a Reflet d’Or to the best immersive work, worth CHF 10’000 donated by the City of Geneva.


Submission for immersive works (International Competition) is now open until 20 August 2018

We are looking for immersive works (VR, AR, MR) from any country.


Criteria to apply:

- works must have already been shown or will be shown/broadcast in 2017-2018.

- works need a Swiss premiere status in festivals to be part of the international competition. Works entered cannot have been shown in events/festivals in Switzerland before 11 November 2018.


All genre are welcome - documentary, fiction, cinema, animation and installation - as long as the work has its own narrative dimension and a interactive and/or immersive aspect. Coherence and pertinence between the content, the storytelling and the experience are the deciding factors in the selection process.


To submit your work, please create an account on our MyGIFF online platform. Choose "Registration Form", then "Register an immersive work".

Closing date for registration: 20 August 2018.


Alteration, Jérôme Blanquet



Since 2017, the Geneva Digital Market hosts the New Screen Talents, an initiative dedicated to the new generation of filmmakers in Switzerland. With the support of Migros Pour-cent culturel, this program enables the country’s most promising filmmakers to discuss their feature or medium length film project in-depth with industry professionals and consultants from Switzerland and abroad. Selected participants will also have their most recent short film screened at the GIFF.


To apply, please create an account on our online platform MyGIFF. Choose "Registration Form", then "Call for entry: New Screen Talents".


Criteria to apply:

Applicants must present:

- a completed short film that was produced or co-produced by Switzerland in 2017 or 2018 and selected in at least 5 Swiss or international festivals

- a feature or medium length film project (at any phase of development), which they will pitch in consulting sessions

Applications must be submitted in English. 


Applications that do not meet the above criteria will not be considered.

Deadline to apply is August 20, 2018.





Selection is not open, except for the immersive works such as VR, AR or MR (see above).

Only selected works (feature films, short films, TV series, music videos, VR, AR or MR works and web series) can be registered on our platform, after receiving the official selection letter from the Festival.


Download the Terms and conditions 2018


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