Interlude, the interactive media company, announced today that it has partnered with Games for Change to find top interactive and adaptive films that focus on “The Challenge of Diversity” in the U.S. Three creators will get a chance to be showcased on April 18th at the Games and Media Summit during the Tribeca Film Festival, and one will receive $10,000 in production funds, with two additional production stipends for the runners up.
For the competition, creative teams or individuals will submit pilots for interactive series that discuss the opportunities, difficulties, complexities and challenges around race relations, sexual rights, and economic disparity in the US: “Like the best characters, the US is a tangle of contradictions – a place where millions of seemingly incompatible people live together, sometimes in harmony, sometimes in discord, and usually somewhere in-between.” The films can be narrative, fiction, live video, documentary, or inventions by the creators.
Submissions are now open.
“Games for Change is thrilled to bring Interlude’s “The Challenge of Diversity” competition to this year’s Games and Media Summit, in partnership with the Tribeca Film Festival,” said Susanna Pollack, President of Games for Change. “Not only does this innovative challenge align with our passion to foster collaboration between the filmmaker and game maker community, Interlude’s pioneering platform will serve as an interactive entertainment medium to bring the nuances and challenges of our diverse nation to the public forefront.”
Interlude will provide creative support and guidance for creators about techniques for interactive storytelling, and will provide its simple, powerful film-making platform that will enable these kinds of projects. Pilots, along with a treatment for the next two episodes of a series, are due by April 1, 2016. Three winners will be chosen, and their pilots will be displayed on April 18 during the Games and Media Summit at Tribeca Film Festival. The prize funding will be used for production for future episodes.
“We are building a new medium and we know there are vast numbers of untapped, creative ideas of provocative ways to use it,” said Yoni Bloch, Co-Founder & CEO of Interlude. “We are excited to see them.”