AIDC launches pitching initiative combining gaming and docs for 2021

The Australian Worldwide Documentary Convention (AIDC) is launching a AU$25,000 pitching initiative for initiatives that mix documentary and gaming as a part of its 2021 occasion.

State of Play, in partnership with Movie Victoria, will happen Feb. 28 as a part of AIDC’s Innovation Day, held on the primary day of the convention.

The pitching occasion goals to strengthen and showcase the collaboration between non-fiction tales and gaming applied sciences to deliver documentary video games to life.

4 chosen groups will pitch their ideas dwell to a jury of worldwide and native consultants. The successful crew will likely be awarded $25,000 in growth funding from Movie Victoria to show their imaginative and prescient right into a playable actuality.

Functions for State of Play at the moment are open throughout Australia for non-fiction practitioners to submit an idea for a documentary recreation.

Chosen challenge groups will obtain mentoring from Kat Cizek, inventive director and co-founder of the Co-Creation Studio at MIT Open Documentary Lab, and Vassiliki Khonsari, co-founder of New York-based immersive video games studio iNK Tales, to assist them develop their ideas over the six-week interval.

Cizek can be a two-time Emmy and Peabody-winning documentarian working throughout emergent platforms.

AIDC may also current its Interactive/Immersive Documentary Award, which features a $3,000 money prize introduced by Jumpgate and Deakin College.

Entries for submissions to the inaugural AIDC Awards at the moment are open.

Innovation Day, introduced by Movie Victoria, will embody particular visitor audio system Tabitha Jackson (Sundance Movie Competition director) and two-time Emmy-winning documentarian Lynette Wallworth to debate the way forward for documentary.

Victoria’s Minister for Inventive Industries Danny Pearson stated in a press release: “This world-leading initiative offers our famend factual storytellers and video games builders the chance to hitch forces, study from one another and discover the untapped potentialities of documentary video games.”

AIDC 2021 will run in a totally on-line format from Feb. 28 to March 3.

Picture: AIDC 2020, courtesy of AIDC

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