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Update on our Special Initiative on Emerging Forms of Storytelling

Just over a year ago, we launched our Special Initiative on Emerging Forms of Documentary Storytelling to explore how creative documentary projects including photography, virtual reality, interactive documentary, participatory and…

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Fledgling Grantee Collisions at the World Economic Forum and Sundance

Collisions is Fledgling’s latest grantee within our Special Initiative on Emerging Forms of Documentary Storytelling.   As we’ve shared, we have been thinking carefully about  virtual reality as a storytelling form…

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Announcing Our Special Initiative on Emerging Forms of Documentary Storytelling

By Diana Barrett, The Fledgling Fund: I am fascinated with immersive storytelling projects that are pushing the boundaries of more traditional storytelling modes and have been exploring a range of projects—some are rudimentary and some have great power, such as de la Pena’s Hunger in Los Angeles project. Many rely on technologies that allow us to move between digital and physical realities and these technologies are becoming more accessible.…

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The Power of Virtual Reality and Interactive Documentary

Written by Sheila Leddy: I recently attended IDFA and spent a lot of time at the DocLab Expo: Seamless Reality. With over 30 installations, about a third of them virtual reality projects, I was able to really explore different approaches to virtual reality and interactive storytelling. The DocLab Interactive Conference on Sunday and the smaller summit the next day provided an opportunity to go deeper into this field and to hear from creators and leaders.…

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Alternet Opportunity

Written by Emily Verellen Strom: I recently chatted with Kali Holloway from AlterNet Presents. We discussed a new opportunity for filmmakers seeking to find new online audiences for their content. They have an incredibly large and engaged audience that is eager for social issue content.…

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