Sundance Institute > New Frontier Story Lab > Open call

A bold spirit of innovation has emerged among artists as they seek to engage audiences with narrative worlds that leverage new technologies, visual aesthetics, social media cultures, immersive designs, game theory, transmedia activism and shifts in the boundaries of authorship. In the last decade, the media landscape has transformed and storytellers are both exploring as well as constructing this new terrain, pioneering new connections with audiences and re-structuring story design.

The Labs programs at New Frontier work to identify and foster independent artists and creative technologists innovating the art and form of story at the convergence of diverse forms of creative expression; and to build a community of collaborators across diverse disciplines to push the boundaries of story.

Eligible projects:

  • The project tells or co-creates a fiction, non-fiction or hybrid story (or stories).

  • The project provides one or more of the following points of entry (broadly defined): film, gaming, theater, music, visual arts, creative coding/robotics, literature, design and web/mobile native arts. The project should make a case for how it is innovating on the art and form of story by using new/emerging technologies and platforms to enable the creation of story.

  • The project innovates story design by using new/emerging technologies and platforms to enable the creation of story.

  • The project is a work in progress with at least one component of its story design in advanced development.

  • Applicants must have completed some previous work in one or more fields related to their project.

  • International projects will be considered, but all project materials must be provided in English.

With an emphasis on story, this Lab supports artists who are developing interactive, immersive, or experimental projects that aim to create rich and resonant experiences for audiences. The New Frontier Story Lab is open to a wide variety of storytelling disciplines, forms and story designs.

Air travel, ground transportation, accommodations, and meals are all covered by Sundance Institute.

Deadline: 17 October 2018

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