StoryCode To Host ‘Story Hackathon’

By Dianna Dilworth Comment

Non-profit StoryCode and the Film Society of Lincoln Center are bringing together writers, filmmakers, tech gurus, publishing experts, advertisers and designers in its first annual “story hackathon,” a 36-hour multimedia writing competition called Story Hack: Beta.

The event will take place for 36 hours this weekend at the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center, during which time creatives will have to write theme-based narratives using three different media platforms that are output into one platform.

StoryCode’s CEO Aina Abiodun explained in the release: “We can no longer afford to think of narrative content as objects to be stuffed through a static electronic (or analog) pipeline. StoryCode’s goal is to provide a space where story and technology germinate side-by-side to produce the best experiences for demanding and savvy audiences. The Story Hack came into being as a practical way to begin this incubation process. By engaging the many talented minds in our community, we have set up a challenge which will provide glimpses into the future of storytelling.”

AppNewser has more: “Judges include: Katherine Oliver, the Commissioner of the New York City Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment,Warren Cohen of VH1, Brian Clark of GMD Studios, Mark Harris of Broadcastr and Steve Coulson of Campfire, among others.”