Interactive at Sheffield
Interactive at Sheffield will take centre-stage at Doc/Fest 2014 between 7th and 10th June, with a new pass specifically for practitioners working in the digital and interactive space. The pass will allow delegates access to the Crossover Summit on the 8th of June: a series of talks bringing together today's most exciting cross-platform producers to discuss the current state-of-the-art and share their knowledge; and the new Crossover Expo: a showcase of the companies and technologies that are now shaping the interactive storytelling landscape. The Crossover Lounge returns in the Millennium Gallery with interactive documentaries (including those nominated for the Doc/Fest Interactive Award) as well as Q&As with producers, artists and developers, exclusive networking events, and a new strand in the film programme, Crossover Docs, which will focus on stories of technology, digital culture and real life.
Crossover Summit – Sunday 8th June
In 2014 the Crossover Summit returns to Doc/Fest for a 6th year. A series of spotlights, panels and demonstrations focusing on the most exciting and important development in the cross-platform landscape, the Crossover Summit promises to be an integral event for creatives working across platforms and disciplines. Previous speakers at the Crossover Summit include Frank Rose, Steven Johnson and Kat Cizek. Watch Frank Rose’s keynote from 2011 on the collision between games and stories below.
Crossover Market – Saturday 7th June
The place for digital and interactive funders and mentors to meet the best new projects. As well as being able to pitch ideas to cross-platform commissioners and digital gurus, selected projects are offered a chance to meet with representatives from digital agencies, brands, 3rd Sector representatives and other potential supporters from outside of the traditional film and TV industries.
The Crossover Market is invitation only - if you'd be interested in attending the Crossover Market in 2014, please e-mail Chris Black . Applications open 6th January and close 21st February.
Crossover Expo – Sunday 8th –Tuesday 10th June
Brand new for 2014, the Crossover Expo serves as a showcase of the companies and technologies at the forefront of the interactive storytelling landscape. Tablets, headsets and robots are just some of the sights you’ll find in the Expo.
Crossover Lounge – Sunday 8th –Tuesday 10th June
Housing the best interactive projects from around the world the Crossover Lounge is back as a space for radically varying events from pervasive games to data visualisations. The lounge will also host Q&A’s and presentations featuring projects and films in the Interactive at Sheffield programme and exclusive networking events for Interactive at Sheffield delegates.
Interactive at Sheffield Sessions – Monday 9th –Tuesday 10th June
Interactive at Sheffield will also feature a series of sessions covering production, development, distribution and marketing across a wide range of technologies and platforms.
Crossover DOCS – Sunday 8th –Tuesday 10th June
A new strand in the film programme, Crossover Docs focuses on stories of technology, digital culture and real life.