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StoryFutures Academy delivers cutting edge training in immersive technology and immersive storytelling for the traditional screen industries nationwide.

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Introductory Labs

The beginning of your immersive story...

StoryFutures Academy Introductory Labs provide a safe space for people to experience first-hand how immersive technologies are already being deployed to tell compelling stories, and start to dream up new ideas of their own. These sessions are intended to provide a forum for discussion and debate about immersive storytelling, develop new thinking and grow a community of practice.

Introductory Labs are aimed at creative professionals from adjacent fields (for example: producers, writers, directors, or commissioners from film, TV, games and other creative industries) who are new to immersive and wish to learn more about the potential of the medium, and the current state of this emerging industry.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions we are currently offering online sessions using virtual conferencing. Participants at these half-day labs will:

  • Experience and discuss a range of virtual and augmented reality content online (no headset required)
  • Participate in introductory sessions on the technology enabling this content, and the business and distribution models that are being explored
  • Discuss current industry trends and challenges

1-day in-person session held in our Immersive Lab will resume in due course.

Labs are held for small groups of between 12 and 15 participants, and are allocated on first come, first serve with subject to the eligibility criteria. These Labs are free and we receive a high volume of applications, therefore there is no guarantee on receiving a place and we will not be able to provide application feedback.

The Lab applications will be closed once spaces are full. If you are still interested in attending on a specific date and would like to be added to the waiting list, please complete an expression of interest application and make note of your date of interest.


We hold our Introductory Labs on a regular basis at the National Film and Television School and Royal Holloway, University of London. Please express your interest via the online submission form to be the first to know when new dates are announced.

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Upcoming Dates

Thursday 3rd September 2020, 9:30 - 1:30pm - StoryFutures Academy Introductory Lab in partnership with NFTS Scotland (online session)

Calling creative professionals based in Scotland, apply now to attend our online Introductory Lab in partnership with NFTS Scotland.


Applications now closed.

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Eligibility

To apply you'll need to meet the following requirements:

  • Age: Participants must be 18+
  • UK Status: Applicants must be UK nationals or permanent UK residents
  • Diversity: StoryFutures Academy operates with a pledge to ensure 50% of participants are women and 15-20% are from BAME backgrounds.
  • Track Record: Participants must have a substantial body of work and/or a considerable number of screen (or production, performance or equivalent) credits.
  • Reporting: All participants must agree to funder reporting requirements, including provision of relevant business and employment information

If there are no Introductory Lab dates listed, and if you'd like to be kept informed of future announcements, please express your interest here.

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