Call: Frameless Labs Festival Fall 2017 at Light and Sound Interactive 2017

Now Accepting Submissions

Frameless Labs Festival Fall 2017
At Light and Sound Interactive 2017
September 12-14, 2017
Floreano Riverside Convention Center and Hyatt Regency
Rochester, NY

Submission closing date: July 20th

Submissions of 360 Film/VR/AR/Digital performance projects are now being accepted for the inaugural Frameless Labs festival at Light and Sound Interactive being held in Rochester, NY September 12-14, 2017.

Light and Sound Interactive is a unique conference and expo focused on light and sound-based technologies and their applications in emerging fields such as virtual and augmented reality, games, cinema, and music. The conference is interactive, featuring talks by leading experts, panel sessions, workshops, and product demonstrations.

The focus of the Frameless Labs Festival is to showcase emerging frameless media and their ability to open windows to limitless applications for storytelling.  Held alongside the Light and Sound Interactive conference, accepted creators will be able to show their work before industry and public audiences.

Frameless Labs and MAGIC at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) would like to invite a range of projects that push the limits of immersive experience through innovative use of technology, storytelling or artistic expression.

Submission closing date: July 20th
Notification of Acceptance: August 7th

Submission entry form:

If you would like to submit please read the following Official Submission Guidelines:

  • The festival will review and accept completed projects, prototypes or works in progress.
  • With the submission, provide a brief description of how the project is innovative or unique.  (300 word maximum)
  • There is No Entry fee to submit!
  • As this is an emerging medium, submissions cannot all fit within one standard.
    • 360 Film
      • Submission format: 360 video uploaded to YouTube as a private link.
      • Mono or Stereo content accepted
      • Spatial audio is preferred but not required
      • Minimum resolution 3840×1920
      • Final selected 360 videos must be submitted as a 4K or 8K .MP4 file
    • Other Immersive Formats (AR/VR interactive experiences and games):
      • Submit a YouTube video highlighting the experience as well as a description of the deliverable format (Application for Android, IOS, Gear, Oculus, Vive, other).
      • A link to a downloadable version of the experience/project.
    • Digital performance
      • Submit: a video uploaded to YouTube as a private link
      • Description of the performance, details of any special requirements

Accepted work: All entries accepted as selections will be eligible for final awards.

  • Best VR/AR game
  • Best 360/VR/AR documentary
  • Best 360 film
  • Best Performance
  • Audience Choice

Note: There are no submission fees. We will have PCs available for projects to use and security. However, all accepted projects must bring their own VR/AR equipment.

About Frameless Labs

Frameless Labs is a newly formed organization on campus with a goal to bring together all research, innovation, and artistic creations surrounding the mediums of Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality. These efforts exist within many of the diverse colleges and departments housed under the brick roof of Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). VR and AR are frameless mediums and open the window to a limitless sort of applications for science, education, content creation, and many more.

Frameless labs comprises a loose affiliation of researchers, faculty, students, and staff at RIT that are exploring the new possibilities of VR/AR/MR. MAGIC is excited to provide support to this multi-disciplinary crew, through use of the VR/AR lab, equipment, logistics, and event support, with more capability coming online with the opening of MAGIC Spell Studios in 2018.

You can find more information at

Questions? Contact or Elizabeth Goins (

“Please don’t hesitate to contact me with questions. We are also always open to panel ideas or speakers for the conference itself, no formal submission this year, just get in touch. We are hoping to bring together researchers and practitioners in VR/AR 360 film and digital performance.

Also, feel free to share the submission info!


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