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Sundance Institute’s New Frontier Story Lab Now Accepting Applications

Now in its tenth year, Sundance Institute’s New Frontier Story Lab is at the forefront in supporting independent artists working at the convergence of film, art, media, live performance, music and technology. Back in May VRFocus reported on six new participants in the week long programme and now applications are pen again.

New Frontier Story Lab encourages all forms of storytelling including virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR), fostering independent artists and creative technologists whilst building a community of collaborators over a wide variety of disciplines.

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For those interested in applying for the New Frontier Story Lab the Sundance Institute has listed the following criteria.

  • 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, comics, literature, design and web/mobile native arts.
  • The project innovates story design by using new technologies and platforms to enable the creation of story; OR low-tech designs that are exploring new methods of storytelling.
  • 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.

The application process is open now until 24th October 2016. After which six projects will be selected to go on to Sundance Resort in Utah on 17th – 22nd May 2017. The weeklong lab includes individualized story sessions, discussions about key artistic, design and technology issues, and case study presentations from experts.

VRFocus will continue its coverage of New Frontier Story Lab, reporting back with any further updates.