Apply Now: Producers Institute for New Media Technologies

Posted on October 14, 2009
Are you a filmmaker looking to develop innovative and interactive ways to engage audiences? The Producers Institute for New Media Technologies, hosted by the Bay Area Video Coalition (BAVC), is a ten-day residency for eight creative teams (independent producers or public broadcasters) with a shared goal of developing and prototyping a multi-platform project inspired by or based on a significant documentary project. Filmmakers who participate in the institute will develop socially relevant media projects for emerging digital platforms and have opportunities to participate in high-level industry roundtables, intense one-on-one project development with technical mentors, new media storytelling workshops and hands-on prototyping of their ideas. Participants will adapt and develop film, video and audio content for delivery using a range of interactive formats, including video game applications, interactive web-based experiences, mobile streaming, multi-user communities and new educational software. Propose a range of delivery strategies, including cellphones, other hand-held devices, set-tops, Internet, portable software and more. Check out the Second Life video below to get an overview of the Institute from Wendy Levy, director of creative programming at BAVC: The Institute provides creative mentors, technology consultants and advisors based on the needs of your project. At the end of the residency, all participants demonstrate and pitch to a panel of VC funders, industry leaders and foundations. As ongoing support after the Institute, BAVC hosts a web-based resource center for the continued sharing of new ideas, strategies, project development and distribution opportunities. The deadline to apply is January 15, 2010. Download an application now >> Over the last three years, ITVS has had six films participate in the Institute, including THE WAITING ROOM, WHAT WE GOT, THE WAY WE GET BY, IN THE MATTER OF CHA JUNG HEE, DEEP DOWN and PAPERBACK DREAMS. Check out some of these projects and more on the BAVC Web site >>


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