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If you’re a lover of interactive storytelling, then you’re probably familiar with the idea of a “Hackathon.” It’s pretty simple. A Hackathon is an event that brings together a talented group of artists, storytellers, developers and designers to create new kinds of works. Over the years, the Tribeca Film Institute has employed this concept to bring about a series of intensive and highly successful workshops all over the world. And this energy inevitably spilled over into the past two Festivals in the form of Tribeca Hacks, hosted by TFI and AT&T, through which the best multi-creator/multi-media collaborative projects were recognized.
This year, we’re changing things up to encourage greater creative participation. For the first time ever, teams will be able to propose their ideas online! From there a jury will select one project for further mentorship and financial support to launch a prototype by the start of the Tribeca Film Festival, which will take place in New York from April 15-26, 2015.
The theme of the 2015 Tribeca Hacks Mobile Challenge will be to explore how mobile storytelling speaks to our environment and the spaces around us. The sky’s the limit (with a few technical exceptions, of course!). To get started, you content creators should think about how a story could be enhanced by the objects and people that are part of your everyday environment. Combine your creative storytelling skills with the possibilities offered by hardware like smart homes or geo-locative apps and you’ll get what we’re thinking!
While you can use multiple platforms and devices like wearables, virtual reality devices, and robots, your project must involve smartphones and/or tablets as part of the storytelling process. Submissions open January 14, and creators will have until February 18 to enter the challenge. All creators must have a team in place and be able to fully develop and launch by the start of the Tribeca Film Festival. While all projects will be reviewed by TFI, the selected team will be determined by an Interactive Jury consisting of three experts in their fields by March 2. Then, the real work begins!
The Project Criteria:
What The Selected Team Receives:
What the Winning Team Must Commit to: