Cannes XR development showcase

Jusqu'au 04/02/2020

Curated and produced in association with Kaleidoscope, the Cannes XR Development Showcase is an exciting new opportunity for 25-30 of the leading latest virtual and augmented reality titles currently in-development in the XR entertainment industry to accelerate their financing.

Taking place inside the world’s largest film market, this opportunity is open to any immersive works currently in-progress that explore new forms of storytelling through films, games, arts and performances.

The Development Showcase consists of a multitude of networking, financing and partnership opportunities through:

  • Mentoring & rehearsal sessions with René Pinnell, Kaleidoscope’s CEO
  • On stage pitching sessions, with a Q&A moderated by René Pinnell, open to any attendee from the Cannes Film Festival and the Marché du Film
  • Prototype showcases followed by cocktails & Industry Mixers with International decision makers.
  • Pre-arranged 1-on-1 meetings with some of the most emblematic industry leaders, co-producers, distributors and curators of the XR entertainment space


The list of confirmed Decision Makers includes:

  • Celina Yeh – Acting Director at HTC Vive Arts
  • Jonny Adhout – Director of Development at Within
  • Colum Slevin – Head of Media at Facebook
  • Rio Caraeff – Chief Content Officer at Magic Leap
  • Joel Newton – Co-Founder/Producter/Director at CityLights
  • Jake Sally – Head of Development at Ryot / Verizon
  • Todd Shaiman – Head of Immersive Arts at Google
  • Ishita Kapur – Director, Mixed Reality Content and Partnerships at Microsoft


Submission to the Cannes XR development showcase is free of charge.

Selected teams will benefit from two free accreditations for the Marché du Film

Applications are open till February 4th 11pm GMT