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StoryFutures Creative Cluster creates and helps fund R&D projects with creative businesses in the Gateway Cluster and Greater London.

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Writers Room

StoryFutures Academy Writers Rooms have been established to train writers and content creators for the immersive future. Writers Rooms will draw in writers and ideas generators from across sectors and disciplines to explore the possibilities of immersive technologies.

We will expose participants to new approaches and understandings of story form, bringing together writers from traditional screen industries with appropriate collaborators with relevant skills in drama, technology and design. Writers Rooms will allow participants to work with our creative partner Punchdrunk.

Most labs will be call-driven, responding to a proven need or request for writers and content creators for a particular sector, approach or technology.

Participants will have the opportunity to apply for StoryFutures Academy funding opportunities, on-set training programmes and development and co-production schemes.

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Immersive Game Lab & Commission

Applications for this event are now closed.

Date: 15th, 16th and 23rd September 2020.

Location: Online

A 3-day workshop that aims to upskill 12 writers and narrative designers from a variety of backgrounds to prepare them for working on narrative immersive video games, and offers 3 game developers valuable narrative training, networking with a diverse set of talented writers, plus the chance to receive funding for the creation of a story-based immersive game slice to be showcased at a high profile UK games industry event.

The Immersive Game Lab & Commission, in collaboration with InGAME (Innovation for Games and Media Enterprise) which supports the Dundee Games Cluster.

StoryFutures Academy operates with a pledge to ensure 50% of participants are women and 20% are from BAME backgrounds.

The workshop is free.

Applications for this event are now closed.

Immersive Theatre - Creating Content

Applications for this event are now closed.

Date: 11th and 12th December 2019

Location: Royal Holloway, University of London, Egham, Surrey, TW20 0EX

A 2-day Writers Room which aims to give theatre practitioners an introduction to storytelling in Immersive spaces. Working with Practitioners from Punchdrunk, creative technologists and Adam Ganz, Head of Writers Room. During the workshop participants will be introduced to a range of technologies, explore Punchdrunk's approach to storytelling and develop their own immersive project in response to space.

The lab is for experienced creative professionals who are interested in making innovative use of Immersive Technology (Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality/Mixed Reality/Immersive Sound or other) and are looking for an opportunity to expand into immersive storytelling. Participants must have at least 2-3 substantive credits and evidence an interest in immersive and show how participation in the workshop will enable them to move into new areas or otherwise expand or deepen their work.

StoryFutures Academy operates with a pledge to ensure 50% of participants are women and 20% are from BAME backgrounds.

The workshop is free. Reasonable, pre-agreed travel expenses will be met.

Applications for this event are now closed.

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