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DOC Lab opens doors for 2012

As the Doc Edge Festival heads into its closing weekend in Auckland ahead of its Wellington opening next week, the DOC Lab, an incubator for transmedia projects (drama or documentary) has opened its call for applications.

Up to 12 teams will be selected to attend the 3-day Lab, which runs in Auckland 13 – 15 July. A facilitator will be joined by local and international mentors from diverse areas like story-telling, gaming, motion graphics and animation, social networking, virtual worlds, producing, 3G and mobile technology and film/TV making.

Together, they will introduce, discuss, develop and work on diverse cross platforms with the selected teams. This is a significant opportunity for teams who recognize the urgency in developing new prototypes for content creation and delivery so as to fully maximize the potential of their projects as well as to compete internationally.

Doc Edge is seeking projects that will be enhanced by cross-platform exploitation. Teams wishing to apply should either have a project in development or production.

While Doc Edge welcomes fiction narrative projects, it will give precedence to projects with the potential to include or develop a documentary focus.

In the selection process, priority will be given to projects that:
have international appeal and strong co-production potential
are cinematic
have the potential to be developed within the documentary genre alongside other cross platforms
are challenging and innovative in their subject matter, allowing this to be translated across different platforms in creation, treatment and delivery
explore different cross-platform opportunities e.g. virtual worlds, gaming, social networking and communities, live performance, podcasts, mobile device

Those wishing to apply should download the application form here. Applications close at 4pm, Friday 15 June.

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