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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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Asif Kapadia’s new VR animation Laika set to tour venues across the UK
Asif Kapadia’s new VR animation Laika set to tour venues across the UK

StoryFutures Academy, March 17th 2022

The Oscar-winning filmmaker will host in-person Q&As following each VR presentation.

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50 emerging creative professionals recruited to develop StoryTrails
50 emerging creative professionals recruited to develop StoryTrails

StoryFutures Academy, March 15th 2022

Fifty of the next generation of UK creative talent have been recruited by StoryFutures Academy to help develop and deliver StoryTrails, a unique immersive storytelling experience for audiences in 15 town and cities across the UK as part of UNBOXED, the ground-breaking UK-wide celebration of creativity in 2022.

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StoryFutures Academy Launches ‘Fireworks’ short film World Premiere and Masterclass
StoryFutures Academy Launches ‘Fireworks’ short film World Premiere and Masterclass

StoryFutures Academy, March 11th 2022

On Thursday 10th March 2022, StoryFutures Academy launched the world premiere and masterclass of short film Fireworks that uses cutting edge Virtual Production to tell its story. 

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Four Groundbreaking Immersive UK-Canadian Co-Production Prototypes Headed to SXSW
Four Groundbreaking Immersive UK-Canadian Co-Production Prototypes Headed to SXSW

StoryFutures Academy, March 2nd 2022

London, UK / Toronto, Canada, March 7, 2022 - Four immersive media prototypes developed as part of the first-ever UK-Canada Immersive Exchange will have their first public preview at the SXSW XR Experience in Austin, Texas from March 13-15, 2022.

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