Open call – Cinekid x Amarte
Are you a game developer, interactive installation maker, A.I. specialist, XR developer, creative coder or otherwise bring together different forms of media? And is your work suitable for children aged 4 to 14? Then we are looking for you! Cinekid & Stichting Amarte Fonds are looking for creators who want to create a new immersive and interactive new media work for the Cinekid MediaLab 2023. Read more about this open call below. Do you want to apply? Fill out the application form on the website of Cinekid. The application deadline is Sunday, April 2, 2023.
Photo by Bete van Meeuwen / Bete Photography.
The open call is aimed at innovative creators of innovative media. These are makers based in the Netherlands whose work represents an innovation in their practice, for example by choosing a new medium or exploring the boundaries of an existing medium. The work must be immersive, interactive and new media works such as online experiences, games, physical installations, live performances, innovative film screenings or outdoor experiences on location made for a young target group (4-14 years old), in addition it must connect to the theme of the year: “is this real?”. It may be either fiction or non-fiction, but the works must wonder or amaze and bring new insight through the mix of art, media and technology.
Cinekid and Amarte offer one creator or one maker collective an amount of €12,000 (including fee, material, technical and presentation costs) to develop an interactive work for the MediaLab under the guidance of Cinekid.
The project will be shown in the MediaLab at the main location of Cinekid Festival in Amsterdam Noord during the autumn vacations. The creator will think about a matching workshop in the Cinekid MediaLab and participate in the Cinekid for Professionals program. All creators who submitted a work will be invited to a network meeting of the MediaLab during Cinekid Festival in October.
About the Cinekid MediaLab
In the Cinekid MediaLab, children explore the latest interactive installations, VR, AR, workshops, games & apps by internationally renowned artists and new talent. The MediaLab uses new media, art & technology to offer different perspectives and playfully seeks to connect with current social, cultural and societal themes.
Each year, the MediaLab works with an innovative and current theme. This year’s theme is “is this real?” and playfully demystifies the world of Artificial Intelligence, deepfake video and fake news.
A selection committee consisting of Amarte and Cinekid will select one project. An interview with the nominees for a brief explanation may follow. The results will be announced 4 weeks after the deadline.
You can apply for the open call until April 2, 2023. Click on this link and use the form to submit a project. Before submitting, please read the regulations. For further information about submitting a project, please contact Leonieke Verhoog, Head of MediaLab at Cinekid (email@example.com).
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