In collaboration with the CERN's CineGlobe Film Festival and the Swiss Foundation for culture Pro Helvetia, the Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival (NIFFF) is launching the second edition of FUTURE STORYWORLDS, a workshop aimed at promoting visionary narrative universes on the themes of utopia and sustainable development. Applicants are invited to imagine utopian futuristic narratives that tackle one or more of the 17 sustainable development goals put forward by the United Nations to transform the world by 2030. Following the selection process operated by our partners, 6 to 10 finalists will be chosen to participate at FUTURE STORYWORLDS which will take place on 23 & 24 November 2018.
The workshop will offer independent writers, artists, interface designers and narrative developers (provided they be of Swiss nationality or working in Switzerland) the possibility of taking part in a unique space of reflection and exchange.
FUTURE STORYWORLDS will focus on writing for immersive media (video games, augmented reality, virtual reality, mixed reality). Scientific experts and major players from the digital and narrative industries will come together to analyse the selected treatments. Personalized coaching sessions and master classes will allow participants to strengthen the scientific and narrative elements of their projects at the earliest stage of development.
Following the workshop, the experts will help the development of one of the participating projects through a financial participation of CHF 3000.