Digital & multimedia / Project development / Documentary

!F LAB

Interactive Factual Lab

IFLAB 2018 is designed to help creatives to produce and develop their online factual interactive stories, regardless of the digital platform they have chosen. .!FLAB provides 2 x 5 days workshops geared at helping teams to get through the ideation, design and coding phase of their project - via constant testing, prototyping and experimentation. 

Date: 8-12 May, 2018, Riga, Latvia; 1-5 July, 2018, Ghent, Belgium.
The emphasis is on iterative creative design and on user experience (applied to storytelling). Participants get mentors to guide them through the workshops and trainers to make sure that ideas are put in practice during the workshops. Mentors will also follow teams throughout the non-lab periods (and up to 3 months after the training is finished) to make sure that teams do not lose focus and manage to terminate their projects.By the end of !FLAB, participants will have a fully working prototype of their interactive project and a solid financial and marketing plan.!FLAB aims at being an innovative sandbox, where participants can create new methodologies of working together, and new approaches to interactive factual storytelling. !FLab wants to be an incubator for synergy between storytellers, designers and coders, a lab for the development of relevant interactive stories and a place where participants learn hands on tools to acces the market.For 2018 we aim at the same target audience: audiovisual professionals (journalists, documentary makers, storytellers, filmmakers, artists, social media managers, writers etc…) and creative technologists (designers, coders, graphic novelists, story architects etc..).!FLAB 2017 provides 2 workshops: STORY BOOSTER and PROTOTYPE BOOSTER .The workshops are linked to educational institutions and/or industry events being a documentary festival, a media conference, a VR event or a university open masterclass.
Learning outcomes

– creation of working prototype or project by the end of the training,
– capacity for cross-disciplinary work,
– acquisition of terms and language of new media and design practices, collaborative creation methodologies, budgeting & marketing skills, pitching and self-promotion,
– knowledge of the market and the key players in interactive factual narrative.
– cross-disciplinary networking.

Target groupDirectors, Cinematographers, Content developers, Scriptwriters
Requirements The target group includes anyone wanting to create compelling interactive factual stories using digital platforms, but there are two primary groups:
1. audiovisual professionals (journalists, documentary makers, storytellers, filmmakers, artists, social media managers, writers etc.)
2. creative technologists (designers, coders, graphic novelists, story architects etc.)
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Project-based, Without project
Junior | Intermediate | Senior
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1100 2 boosters: individual: EUR 1100 // second team member: EUR 750
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Included Lunch
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Last updated on : 13.07.18