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VP Futures: A Co-Production & Training Programme, Announces Two Winning Companies
VP Futures: A Co-Production & Training Programme, Announces Two Winning Companies

StoryFutures Academy, July 26th 2022

VP Futures is an exciting co-production training & development programme between StoryFutures Academy (The UK’s National Centre for Immersive Storytelling) and Future Screens NI supported by Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) and Epic Games.

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Project on Understandings of Intellectual Property Rights in Immersive Technology Completes First Report
Project on Understandings of Intellectual Property Rights in Immersive Technology Completes First Report

StoryFutures Creative Cluster, July 26th 2022

A project to investigate the approaches to managing intellectual property rights in immersive innovation led by Dr Aislinn O’Connell from Royal Holloway University of London has published its first report.

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StoryFutures and The National Gallery launch immersive experience for families on Roblox
StoryFutures and The National Gallery launch immersive experience for families on Roblox

StoryFutures Academy, July 19th 2022

A magical augmented reality family trail at the National Gallery has been adapted into a free at-home experience for Roblox, the global online platform connecting millions of people through shared experiences.

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Introducing the Virtual Production R&D Discovery Pilot Winners
Introducing the Virtual Production R&D Discovery Pilot Winners

StoryFutures Academy, July 14th 2022

Meet our latest cohort of innovators: four creative businesses will spend 3 months developing new ideas in Virtual Production methods in collaboration with academic experts at Royal Holloway, University of London.

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Launching a UK-Wide Series of Immersive Storytelling Events
Launching a UK-Wide Series of Immersive Storytelling Events

StoryFutures Academy, June 30th 2022

StoryTrails, the UK’s largest immersive storytelling experience, invites residents and visitors from 15 locations around the UK to explore untold stories of their town through ground-breaking multimedia technologies.

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BFI INVESTS OVER £1 MILLION IN 15 NEW ANIMATION PROJECTS AND CHAMPIONS IMMERSIVE STORYTELLING
BFI INVESTS OVER £1 MILLION IN 15 NEW ANIMATION PROJECTS AND CHAMPIONS IMMERSIVE STORYTELLING

StoryFutures Academy, June 15th 2022

The BFI is investing £1.1 million in 15 new, bold and ambitious animation projects as it announced the recipients of the latest round of the BFI Short Form Animation Fund. For the second iteration of the Fund, the BFI partnered with StoryFutures Academy.

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StoryFutures Academy Celebrates Three Development Funded Projects at Tribeca Film Festival 2022
StoryFutures Academy Celebrates Three Development Funded Projects at Tribeca Film Festival 2022

StoryFutures Academy, June 8th 2022

StoryFutures Academy is delighted to announce that three projects supported by our Development Funding will be participating in the Tribeca Film Festival 2022 programme. Two of the three projects, GLIMPSE and INTRAVENE, have been nominated for awards; whilst the Wilder Films Production Fireworks will be celebrating its US premiere.

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VP Futures - Development Zone Announcement
VP Futures - Development Zone Announcement

StoryFutures Academy, May 20th 2022

Eight leading immersive companies have successfully secured a place on the groundbreaking Virtual Production partnership programme ‘VP Futures’ with StoryFutures Academy and Future Screens NI supported by Epic Games and ILM.

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How 'The Green Planet AR Experience' Was Built, and What We Learnt
How 'The Green Planet AR Experience' Was Built, and What We Learnt

StoryFutures Academy, May 17th 2022

StoryFutures research powers BBC's 'The Green Planet AR Experience' success

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Hyper Luminal Games and Sugar Creative Awarded £35k To Be Part of Inclusive Design Accelerator Programme
Hyper Luminal Games and Sugar Creative Awarded £35k To Be Part of Inclusive Design Accelerator Programme

StoryFutures Academy, May 11th 2022

Hyper Luminal Games and Sugar Creative awarded £35,000 to be part of Inclusive Design Accelerator programme in conjunction with InGAME and StoryFutures Academy

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