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StoryFutures Academy celebrates success with the latest ‘Bridge to Industry’ Scheme
StoryFutures Academy celebrates success with the latest ‘Bridge to Industry’ Scheme

StoryFutures Academy, September 29th 2022

Following the success of the first two projects supported by the first StoryFutures Academy and National Film & Television School (NFTS) Bridge to Industry scheme, a second round of the programme is going into production.

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Three StoryFutures Academy supported projects selected for the Venezia 79 Immersive Line-Up
Three StoryFutures Academy supported projects selected for the Venezia 79 Immersive Line-Up

StoryFutures Academy, August 30th 2022

StoryFutures Academy is thrilled to announce that we have three immersive projects selected for the Venice Immersive for Venezia 79 (2022) - all projects have been supported by StoryFutures Academy training and funding programmes. Peaky Blinders: The King’s Ransom and Kindred are “in competition”, while (Hi)Story Of A Painting: The Light In The Shadow is being showcased as part of the “Best Of Venice Immersive”.

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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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The National Gallery launch "The Keeper of Paintings and the Palette of Perception"
The National Gallery launch "The Keeper of Paintings and the Palette of Perception"

StoryFutures International, April 5th 2022

The Keeper of Paintings and the Palette of Perception is The National Gallery’s first immersive augmented reality (AR) app. Suitable for ages 7–11, this free mobile-based experience uses AR technology to encourage children to explore the Gallery and learn about its paintings.

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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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Experience on Main Street: showcasing UK’s immersive innovators on the global stage
Experience on Main Street: showcasing UK’s immersive innovators on the global stage

StoryFutures Creative Cluster, December 6th 2021

StoryFutures is collaborating with the Department for international Trade to tell the world about innovation in the UK’s immersive sector and among our cluster companies.

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UK-Canadian co-productions awarded £300,000 for Immersive Storytelling Exchange Initiative
UK-Canadian co-productions awarded £300,000 for Immersive Storytelling Exchange Initiative

StoryFutures Academy, July 6th 2021

Six creative projects have been awarded a total of £300,000, as part of the next phase of the UK-Canada Immersive Exchange - a talent development and co-production programme for UK and Canadian immersive technology creatives and producers

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StoryFutures China: The National Gallery Art & Science of Nature Challenge Winner
StoryFutures China: The National Gallery Art & Science of Nature Challenge Winner

StoryFutures International, May 13th 2021

We’re pleased to finally announce the winner of our last StoryLab challenge in partnership with the National Gallery and Foremost Group in China

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