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News from StoryFutures and StoryFutures Academy

News of our activities and regular briefings on what is important at the intersection of tech, story and education. Sign up to our monthly newsletter or simply browse the articles below.

Participants Announced for UK-Canadian Co-Production Programme for Immersive Storytelling
Participants Announced for UK-Canadian Co-Production Programme for Immersive Storytelling

StoryFutures Academy, November 26th 2020

24 creatives from Canada and the UK have been selected for the UK-Canada Immersive Exchange. Twenty-four participants – 12 from Canada and 12 from the UK – were chosen from nearly 500 applications.

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EM3 LEP gives £1m boost to StoryFutures' business network impacted by COVID-19
EM3 LEP gives £1m boost to StoryFutures' business network impacted by COVID-19

StoryFutures Creative Cluster, November 25th 2020

Enterprise M3 LEP has invested £900,000 in StoryFutures to help SMEs in the immersive and creative tech sectors recover and thrive following the impact of COVID-19.

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Seed Funding R&D Call
Seed Funding R&D Call

StoryFutures Creative Cluster, November 18th 2020

StoryFutures is excited to announce a seed funding call to enable up to 8 new collaborative projects between academic experts and SMEs based in our region. We have £8k available for each project to be split between the academic and the company.

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StoryFutures Academy shortlisted for Festival UK* 2022 R&D Project
StoryFutures Academy shortlisted for Festival UK* 2022 R&D Project

StoryFutures Academy, November 16th 2020

StoryFutures Academy, led by Royal Holloway, University of London and the National Film & Television School has been shortlisted as one of 30 Creative Teams to take part in the R&D Project of Festival UK* 2022. Ultimately, Festival UK* 2022 will bring about ten open, original, optimistic, large-scale installations to showcase the UK's creativity and innovation to the world.

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StoryLab call: Immersive experiences for a new Children’s Palace in Shenzhen, China
StoryLab call: Immersive experiences for a new Children’s Palace in Shenzhen, China

StoryFutures Creative Cluster, November 12th 2020

StoryFutures is looking to appoint 6 creative immersive companies in the London and Gateway Cluster region for a tight turn-around export and R&D programme.

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Roald Dahl's Marvellous Children’s Charity Challenge
Roald Dahl's Marvellous Children’s Charity Challenge

StoryFutures Creative Cluster, October 29th 2020

StoryFutures and Roald Dahl Marvellous Children’s Charity, which provides specialist nurses and support to seriously ill children, are excited to announce our new £40,000 StoryLab commission: ‘transition of care through immersive storytelling’.

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StoryFutures at the Festival of Digital Disruption 2020
StoryFutures at the Festival of Digital Disruption 2020

StoryFutures Creative Cluster, October 29th 2020

StoryFutures has once again joined up with ConnectTVT to feature in their Festival of Digital Disruption 2020

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Take a funded creative on your next immersive project
Take a funded creative on your next immersive project

StoryFutures Academy, October 13th 2020

Your chance to secure a placement for a talented creative for your next immersive production. Companies registered must be able to take a funded creative on a live (commissioned) immersive production starting no later than March 1st 2021.

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XR commission from Asif Kapadia announced by BFI London Film Festival and StoryFutures Academy
XR commission from Asif Kapadia announced by BFI London Film Festival and StoryFutures Academy

StoryFutures Academy, October 7th 2020

As part of BFI London Film Festival’s new immersive programme LFF Expanded, the LFF and StoryFutures Academy today announce an exciting new XR commission, Laika, directed by the Academy Award and BAFTA-winning Asif Kapadia (Senna, Amy, Diego Maradona).

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Current, Rising: The first Hyper-Reality Opera
Current, Rising: The first Hyper-Reality Opera

StoryFutures Creative Cluster, October 7th 2020

The Royal Opera House (ROH) is putting on the first “hyper-reality opera”, Current, Rising, at the Linbury theatre in November, allowing audience members to step inside a production and have a “multi-sensory” experience involving sight, sound and touch, as well as “4D effects” such as wind.

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