StoryFutures Academy is the UK’s National Centre for Immersive Storytelling run by the National Film and Television School and Royal Holloway, University of London.
Funded as part of UK Research and Innovation’s Audience of the Future industrial strategy challenge fund, the Academy will develop cutting-edge creative training and research programmes to ensure the UK creative workforce is the most skilled in the world in the use of VR, AR and MR.
There are 4 major aims:
- To offer cutting edge creative training in Immersive Story-Form.
- To give chances to traditional screen industry talent to work on immersive productions.
- To foster co-productions.
- To offer development finance for our participants.
Explore this section to see ways in which you might get involved.
StoryFutures Academy Podcast
November 29th 2020
This 8-part series, hosted by immersive director Shehani Fernando, gives listeners a practical look at how VR and AR productions actually get made. If you want to begin creating your own immersive stories or learn more about the XR sector, this is the podcast for you. With the help of some of the biggest names in the industry, she explores practical tips, case studies and the challenges that make this a really exciting area to work in.Read more
StoryFutures Academy Credits and Resources
November 27th 2020
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StoryFutures Academy Annual Report 2019-2020
October 23rd 2020
2019-20 has been an incredibly successful year for StoryFutures Academy, seeing us surpass many of our overall target KPIs a year ahead of schedule, including training a total of over 400 screen industries professionals, double our 3-year project stretch goal. Including students and those beyond the creative industries, 1022 unique beneficiaries have taken part in our programmes.Download