+++ UPDATE: ITFS Avatar Award Ceremony won’t take place +++


The ITFS VR Hub is a creative place that illustrates the unlimited possibilities of animation in an immersive, interactive, and real-time way. The unique multi-user 3D world is easy to access via a browser or a VR headset – no downloads are necessary. Visitors can help shape certain aspects of the digital world in the hub, which enables casual and random interaction between visitors by means of self-selected avatars.

And you can even create your own avatar and take part in our ITFS Avatar Competition! The creator of the winning avatar and two runner ups receive an amazing surprise Goodie Box sent to their doorstep as well as a voucher to attend next year’s ITFS for free!

How to create an avatar on hubs?

Creating and customising an avatar on hubs is simple, just follow the instructions given here if you are a beginner (https://hubs.mozilla.com/docs/intro-avatars.html) or have a look here if you’ve got some animation experience (https://hubs.mozilla.com/docs/creators-advanced-avatar-customization.html) or over here at Ready Player Me (https://readyplayer.me/blog/mozilla-hubs-custom-3d-avatar).

Got questions? Great! Come and check out our workshop on how to buld and customise an avatar 6 May 2021 at 2 PM (CET), over in our workshop space https://link.work-in-vr.org/zfgfLeB.

How to take part in the competition?

Taking part is easy as 1-2-3:

  1. Make your own avatar and take a selfie in the VR Hub Avatar Area (link tbc)
  2. Download the avatar.glb on your computer
  3. E-mail the following information to the festival-mail avatar@festival-gmbh.de by 6 May 2021, 10AM CET
  • Selfie
  • GLB-file
  • Contact details, including your name, e-mail address and phone number

How to vote?

Voting opens on 6 May 2021 at 6PM CET. Have a look at the submitted avatars in the VR Hub Avatar Area and then just follow the link provided in the room to cast your vote! Voting closes on 8 May 2021 at 2 PM CET.

And who’s won?

The ITFS Avatar Award is awarded on 8 May 2021 at 8 PM (CET). The announcement of the winners will take place in the VR Hub Avatar Area and is hosted by ITFS’s very own Ulrich Wegenast.

The winning avatar and two runner ups will be contacted by email and phone to attend the ceremony – with their avatar, of course!