Crossover Deadline Approaching


Crossover Australia 2007 will bring together approximately 28 accomplished and innovative filmmakers and new media producers including invited international guest mentors as well as representatives from broadcasters and funding agencies. It will be a truly participatory retreat designed to explore the possibilities of interactivity within the context of broader bandwidth and the main ‘focus’ will be brainstorming and collaborative thinking across the different media sectors.

Independent filmmakers and new media producers will not pay fees to participate. Crossover Australia 2007 will cover accommodation and meals during the event. We do ask participants to cover their own travel costs between Crossover Australia and their home cities and recommend successful applicants approach their state film and/or arts funding bodies for assistance with travel funds.

The Lab Director is Frank Boyd, who has this impressive CV:

Frank has worked on a series of innovative programmes to support creative, social and economic development in the UK’s new media sector since founding the Arts Technology Centre (Artec) in 1989.

He established the European Multimedia Labs, the Digital Media Alliance and BAFTA’s Interactive Entertainment Awards before joining the BBC Innovation and Learning team as Director of Creative Development in 2000.

He is currently working with Creative London on a series of initiatives to encourage growth in London digital media industries including the London Games Festival and a new A/V market, Rights Lab.

He designed the 2005/2006 BBC Innovation Labs programme and is leading the mentoring teams in this pilot series.

He’s also designing and consulting on creative workshops for Sagasnet, working with the Waag Society in Amsterdam to help set up a new professional development project and incubator called the Mediaguild, and directing the InSync programme at zero-one in Soho.

Applications due 5pm Monday 16th October. Apply Now!

I don’t know how much of it will be cross-media oriented, but I’m sure Frank will put together a good collection of mentors.


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