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The Netherlands Film Fund in collaboration with TLF addresses Immersive Storytelling Workshop

The Netherlands Film Fund has initiated an intensive workshop on Immersive Storytelling in collaboration with TorinoFilmLab to take place online from October 26th to October 30th. Created in the frame of the TFL Extended – Organization scheme, TorinoFilmLab will offer its know-how and network of professional experts to design this VR workshop centred around creative storytelling.

Ever since the Netherlands Film Fund together with SCI finances substantial in interactive and immersive projects, the need for an intensive workshop on storytelling occurred. “ This is a young and vibrant work field. The workshop is initiated to boost up the quality of storytelling but also to exchange creative and technical knowledge and to build up a network globally.” Dorien van de Pas, Film Fund Head of New Screen and president of the Immerse\Interact commission.

The selection includes a total of 8 projects (5 from The Netherlands, 2 from Luxemburg, 1 from Belgium) , the selected teams already have experience in designing immersive content and currently have a project in development. For 5 days, the participants will have the possibility to explore the world of immersive and/or interactive storytelling, both from a theoretical and a practical approach.

The content will be overseen by Michel Reilhac (France), who will act as Head of Studies. He will work on the projects alongside tutors:

- Alysha Naples (United States), an immersive experience designer and Chief Experience Officer at Tin Drum, who will focus on User Experience Design;

- Yonatan Munk (United States), an expert on Creative Technology, owner of a PhD on Integrative Biology from the University of Berkeley;

- Ioulia Isserlis (Russia), an award-winning VR producer, director and writer based in Berlin, who will tackle Story Writingjoining the workshop directly from within a VR platform.

The 8 projects selected for the Immersive Storytelling workshop are:

Soleils Noirs Stéphane Hueber-Blies (writer-director) and Nicolas Blies(writer-director), Luxembourg

A Love of Y2K Laura Mannelli (creator and director) and Frederick Thompson (immersive designer and chief technologist), Luxembourg

Noa Jan De Deken (director), Belgium

Dna? And?. Iris van der Meule (director) and Corinne Meijers (producer), Netherlands

Anoushka Tamara Shogaoulu (director/producer) and Marcela Stolzmann (producer), Netherlands

Blurring Boundaries Quirine Racké (director) and Helena Muskens (director), Netherlands

The Virtual Group Steye Hallema (director), and Eric Magnée (technical producer) Netherlands

Blood of the Moon Firat Sezgin (producer) and Abner Preis (director), Netherlands