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Submarine Channel and the Amsterdam Creative Industries Network (HvA) launch DE PONT – an interactive film and game challenge that revolves around a true Amsterdam icon. DE PONT is part of a research project that explores the storytelling potential of 3D game engines such as Unity for both filmmaking and game development. Storytellers such as game designers and filmmakers worldwide are invited to create a short (interactive) animation or game that takes place on the famous free ferry over the river IJ that connects the center of the capital to the upcoming north district.
CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS The project is open to storytellers, game developers, animators, interaction designers, sound designers, filmmakers, professionals and/or students (from all fields of study). Information on how to participate can be found at depont.submarinechannel.com.
WHY DE PONT has its roots in a simple observation: game development tools such as Unity are increasingly used by filmmakers, animators and storytellers to create films. As a result the visual languages of cinema and video games are converging. What if both game designers and filmmakers were to create a game or film based on the same theme using the same assets? How would they approach it? What stories would they come up with? Those are just a few of the questions that the initiators of De Pont hope to anwer.
THEME For many people, taking a ferry to get to work and back is part of their daily routine. The ferry is also a classic theme in literature and art. In Greek mythology, the ferryman Charon transports the souls of the newly dead across the river Styx into the underworld. Is everything the same on the other shore, or could we be on a passage to a completely different world? Who are the other passengers and what happens between them on the way? Who is the ferryman? By choosing a universal theme, the producers of De Pont aim to spark the creativity neurons in the brains of potential participants all over the world.
ASSETS The organizers are providing a basic set of 3D assets to help creators get started with their project. These assets can be downloaded at depont.submarinechannel.com for free and may be used or modified according to the needs of your project.
NETHERLANDS FILM FESTIVAL 2015 A selection of the games and films will be showcased online and presented at various events and international festivals, including at the Digital Storytelling program of the Netherlands Film Festival (NFF) in September 2015.
CREDITS DE PONT is an initiative of the Amsterdam Creative Industries Network (HvA) and Submarine Channel made possible by the Amsterdam Fund for the Arts (AFK). The 3D assets are created by animation studio NMTrix.
AMSTERDAM CREATIVE INDUSTRIES NETWORK (Hogeschool van Amsterdam) Applied research and knowledge building for both students and staff: that’s what Amsterdam Creative Industries Network is all about. Active in Amsterdam’s greater metropolitan region, and directly involving the creative industries and ICT sectors, Amsterdam Creative Industries Network confronts current social issues. DE PONT is part of the Interactive Cinema research project, which is a collaboration between The Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences and the Dutch Film Academy and is managed by Mirjam Vosmeer
SUBMARINE CHANNEL Submarine Channel is an international production and distribution platform for creative and innovative digital media productions. From studios in Amsterdam and L.A., Submarine Channel creates interactive documentaries, motion comics, and transmedia stories. Submarine Channel is part of the multiple award-winning production outfit Submarine, founded by 2000 by Bruno Felix and Femke Wolting. Submarine Channel is made possible with the financial support of Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie (The Creative Industries Fund NL), and Gemeente Amsterdam: Dienst Maatschappelijk Ontwikkeling (The City of Amsterdam).
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