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 virtual, augmented and real-time production technology for immersive storytelling.
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 Presents: ‘Fireworks’ short film World Premiere and Masterclass.
March 28th 2022
On Thursday 10th March 2022, StoryFutures Academy (The National Centre for Immersive Storytelling, run by the National Film and Television School and Royal Holloway, University of London) launched the world premiere and masterclass of short film Fireworks that uses cutting edge Virtual Production to tell its story.Read more
Imperial War Museum: One Story, Many Voices
December 2nd 2021
One Story, Many Voices is an innovative digital installation project which brings together a group of celebrated writers, local communities, and members of SWWHPP with expertise in binaural sound recording. Together they imagined and created immersive sound worlds with diverse voices reflecting on war and conflict and its impact on our lives today. StoryFutures Academy worked with the Imperial War Museum and writers and partners around the country to help realise binaural immersive sound pieces which use 360 sound to put the audience at the heart of the story.Read more
Fireworks: Behind the Scenes
November 30th 2021
A series of 5 x 5-minute behind-the-scenes (BTS) films accompany the release of Fireworks. Produced by StoryFutures Academy - the UK’s National Centre for Immersive Storytelling, run by National Film & Television School and Royal Holloway, University of London – the BTS films are designed to make Virtual Production accessible and simple to understand for all audiences. Each chapter addresses a key area of the Virtual Production filmmaking process, featuring interviews with the key film crew and Virtual Production team, and an access-all-areas view of the techniques, challenges, and benefits of Virtual Production.Read more