BELLYFEEL & LEEDS SCHOOL OF ARTS IN PARTNERSHIP WITH LEEDS ARTS RESEARCH CENTRE PRESENT A ONE-DAY ONLINE CONFERENCE ABOUT INTERACTIVE STORIES – FEATURING CREATORS, FANS AND COMMENTATORS.

WHAT IS AN INTERACTIVE STORY?

A story that changes the audience, and in response, the audience changes the story...


Interactive storytelling intersects with all sectors of the modern media industry and gives the audience more choice, more voice and more power.


What does that mean for writers, artists, producers and directors?


What does that mean for the audience?


Book your ticket below for fascinating insights into modern storytelling, "how-to" content and the chance to ask the world’s best creators of interactive stories – any question you want to…!


Join us at #MAC24


MONDAY 4TH MARCH 2024 - ONLINE


CONFIRMED SPEAKERS:

KATERINA CIZEK

Emmy-winning documentarian, author, producer and artistic director of the Co-Creation Studio at MIT Open Documentary Lab

MAGDALENA ZYCH

Screenwriter and Storycoordinator for CD Projekt Red on Cyberpunk: 2077 and Witcher games

BILAL ZAFAR

Stand Up Comedian, Actor, Writer and Twitch Streamer


+ MORE SPEAKERS TO FOLLOW...



Midday

online intro - CONFERENCE STREAM START


1205 TO 1235

FREE THE STORY” DOCUMENTARY ABOUT INTERACTIVITY, AS SEEN THROUGH THE LENS OF THE UNSPOKEN CONTRACTS BETWEEN STORYTELLERS AND THEIR AUDIENCES.

1235 TO 1315

AI IS CRAP AT WRITING SCRIPTS. BUT IT'S GREAT AT INTERACTIVITY – PHIL BIRCHENALL

1315 TO 1400

EUREKA PANEL - DISCUSSING MOMENTS OF PERFECT CLARITY IN INTERACTIVE STORYTELLING – ANNA ZALUCZKOWSKA, PETE WOODBRIDGE AND BETTINA BÓDI

1400 TO 1430

LUNCH BREAK

1430 TO 1510

HOW I WROTE CYBERPUNK 2077'S JUDY ALVEREZ CHARACTER AND WHAT SHE TAUGHT ME – MAGDALENA ZYCH

1510 TO 1550

WE'RE ALL IN THE STORY - IT'S A CROWD THING – BILAL ZAFAR


1550 TO 1720

FROM HIGHRISE TO COLLECTIVE WISDOM AT THE CO-CREATION STUDIO AT MIT OPEN DOCUMENTARY LAB - HOW TO CO-CREATE AND WHY? – KAT CIZEK (KEYNOTE INSIDE/OUT LECTURE)

1730

CONFERENCE END

FAQ's

How much are conference tickets?

Tickets are free – see links on the page to get yours!

Where is the conference happening?

The conference will be online - featuring live speakers.

 

Who is putting this conference on?

Bellyfeel and Leeds Beckett University are putting on this event.

How long has the conference been running?

This is the third year, see previous years links below.

Can I watch the sessions later if I cannot attend live?

All sessions will be recorded and available to watch afterwards if you sign up for a ticket.

What is interactive storytelling?

Join us and find out!

IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS:


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