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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.

StoryFutures Academy Announces Second Kickstart Funding Call
StoryFutures Academy Announces Second Kickstart Funding Call

StoryFutures Academy, December 11th 2020

StoryFutures Academy has launched a new call for proposals for immersive prototypes. The call aims to give creatives who have attended a StoryFutures Academy workshop or introductory lab, the chance to further their knowledge and get stuck into making a new piece of content with a grant of up to £10,000.

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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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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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UK-Canada Immersive Exchange
UK-Canada Immersive Exchange

StoryFutures Academy, August 5th 2020

Call for UK and Canadian artists, filmmakers and creators to become future leaders in immersive storytelling backed by funding support

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Immersive Game Lab & Commission announces new September date with selected participants
Immersive Game Lab & Commission announces new September date with selected participants

StoryFutures Academy, August 3rd 2020

StoryFutures Academy, the UK's National Centre for Immersive Storytelling, and InGAME (Innovation for Games and Media Enterprise) which supports the Dundee Games Cluster, are announcing new September date with selected participants, for the postponed Game Lab and commission, aimed at supporting the development of the next generation of immersive, narrative-led games in the U.K.

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Positive Realities: XR for Youth Wellbeing, Coventry UK City of Culture in 2021
Positive Realities: XR for Youth Wellbeing, Coventry UK City of Culture in 2021

StoryFutures Academy, July 24th 2020

We are inviting the West Midlands region's most creative thinkers in film, TV, games, theatre and other creative content sectors to attend a two day workshop where they will discover and experience the very latest technologies in immersive storytelling. Partnership with Coventry UK City of Culture in 2021, Create Central and the BFI

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