The Akademie wishes to encourage the submission of projects which envisage storytelling on more than one platform to widen audience engagement and reach, such as online-series with social media elements, crossovers from book to app, story extensions into live performance or other forms of transmedia narrative. Projects seeking these extensions will be developed with the support of the Akademie’s Transmedia Mentor, while all the selected participants will also have the opportunity to explore the cross-platform potential of their stories.

Storytellers need to be listeners too. Audiences are consuming stories on multiple devices that span television, web, books, games and live experiences. But it all begins with story.

Alison Norrington