“Storytelling Science” : Oculus Rift Hackathon

NOTE: Deadline extended until March 13!

From March to November 2015

A Workshop Dedicated to Science and Interactive Storytelling

Organized within the framework of CineGlobe, The International Film Festival at CERN, in collaboration with Festival Tous Ecrans (The Geneva International Festival of Film, TV, and Transmedia), the Tribeca Film Institute and the LIFT Conference, this workshop aims to create for the 2nd year running stories from Science and Science from stories. The projects will be nourished by expertise from CERN, The University of Geneva’s Physiscope, BBC Storyville, the Tribeca Film Institute, and others. After a first purely transmedia hackathon in 2014, this second edition will focus on creating projects in 3D for the Oculus Rift.

Call for Applications

Applications for the «Storytelling Science» Hackathon will be opened on February 14 and close on 13 March 2015. In order to form hybrid teams, we are looking for young filmmakers, scientists, experts in new technologies, programmers and content creators to participate in this unique experience in Switzerland! If you like movies and storytelling and want to test your abilities in the heart of CERN, keep an eye on this page for updates.

Candidate Profiles

Applicants must be between 20 and 35 years old, be Swiss citizens or resident in Switzerland and be able to demonstrate a regular activity or training in the field of film, television, animation, 3D, digital creation, wedesign, programming / software development, media design and/or new technologies.

Each team will be responsible for the collaborative exploration of interactive storytelling through Oculus Rift virtual reality computer peripherals. The goal will be to create three-dimensional works highlighting the stories behind Science.

Specialists in narration, 3D animation, film and science will support the teams at the working sessions.

Duration: 5 weekends between 28/29 March and 7/8 November 2015

Hackathon Schedule

  • 28 – 29 March 2015 : Introduction to Oculus Rift and formation of groups, conception of project
  • 25 – 26 April 2015 : Project architecture, first material generated
  • 23 – 24 May 2015 : Script complete, production plan for the summer
  • 8 – 9 August 2015 (During the Industry Days at the Locarno Film Festival) : Presentation of prototype
  • 26 – 27 September 2015 : Final, assessment and preparation of projects for Festival Tous Ecrans
  • 7 – 8 November 2015 : Presentation of projects at Festival Tous Ecrans

The summer session will take place during the Locarno Film Festival, in collaboration with the Industry Days.

Locations: Idea Square, CERN, Geneva / Industry Days, Festival del Film, Locarno / Festival Tous Ecrans, Geneva

Contact : hackathon@cineglobe.ch

Download the application form here. (Important: download, save, fill out, and submit with Acrobat Reader, www.acrobat.com)

NOTE: If you do not receive a confirmation after sending your form, you MUST write to use at hackathon@cineglobe.ch.



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