The New Frontier Story Lab is open for submissions.
A bold spirit of innovation has emerged among artists as they seek to engage audiences with narrative worlds that leverage new technologies, visual aesthetics, social media cultures, immersive designs, game theory, transmedia activism and shifts in the boundaries of authorship. In just the last 10 years, the media landscape has been transformed and storytellers are both exploring as well as constructing this new terrain, pioneering new connections with audiences and re-structuring story design.
The Sundance Institute’s New Frontier program was created to identify and foster independent artists innovating in the art and form of storytelling at the convergence of film, art, media, live performance, music and technology; to provide a place for audience to view and participate in their work; and to build a community of collaborators across diverse disciplines to push the boundaries of story.
The New Frontier program began in 2007 with the formation of an exhibition and programming space at the Sundance Film Festival. The dynamic work presented at New Frontier inspired the Sundance Institute to deepen its support of storytellers pioneering new mediums and methodologies by establishing the New Frontier Story Lab in 2011.
Is the New Frontier Story Lab open to anyone that wants to apply?
Yes, the application is open to anyone who wants to apply. This is a change from previous years that were by invitation only. For more information about this program, please visit our website. Applications will become available on July 1, 2015. You must submit your application online no later than 11:59 PST on August 17, 2015.