VR at Reframed Talks, April 2017. Photo: Zoe Manders
VR at Reframed Talks, April 2017. Photo: Zoe Manders




Lighthouse Studio and Creative England present Reframed, a new project development programme exploring immersive and interactive storytelling.

Learn about immersive and interactive storytelling at Reframed
Learn about immersive and interactive storytelling at Reframed

Reframed provides an opportunity to explore emerging creative practices and technical processes across different formats, including VR, games, augmented reality and 360°.

Bringing together expert storytellers and technological pioneers from the converging worlds of film, gaming and contemporary arts and media, Reframed will provide structured learning and workshops, combined with high-level mentoring from industry practitioners, peer-to-peer support, and space to test and explore ideas in a stimulating, fun and collaborative environment.

The programme is aimed at creatives from film, games, technology, theatre, television and art, wanting to design and develop stories in interactive and/or immersive environments.

Made up of five residential sessions, run at Lighthouse between July – October 2017, the programme will support six selected individuals or teams to each develop a project idea. By the end of the programme, this initial concept will be developed into a well considered and researched proposal, ready to be presented and pitched to potential funders and partners.

Participants will learn about the fundamentals of story, technology and audience within the field of immersive and interactive content, and how to define and engage with their target audiences. They will also gain understanding about the current financial and distribution landscape. The programme will culminate with the opportunity to pitch to financiers, commissioners and potential partners.

Date: July – October 2017
Venue: Lighthouse
Cost: £300 per project
Participants: 6 individuals/teams

Application deadline: 5pm, Tuesday 30 May 2017
Interviews: Monday 12 & Tuesday 13 June 2017
Successful applicants notified: Monday 19 June 2017

Applications are invited from any of the following fields:
– Film, documentary, animation
– Games
– Interactive arts or media
– VR / Augmented Reality / Mixed Reality
– Immersive Theatre

Applicants may have experience of one or more of the following, although the list below is not extensive: 

– Writing, directing, producing, animation 
– Artist, illustration, graphic novels 
– Coding, interactive design, games development
– Set design, production design, sound design, VFX, cinematography

Please note: participants do not need to have prior experience of working in this area – it’s the strength of your ideas we’re interested in, not your track record of producing similar work.

Lighthouse aims to help improve diversity across the creative sectors by addressing the issues of access which individuals often face when progressing their practice and careers. We welcome applications from across the community, and will provide financial assistance to those who require it for pre-agreed travel, subsistence and childcare costs. We are also able to facilitate access for deaf and disabled people – please see the Equal Opportunities section in the Application Guidelines for further information.


Reframed is run by Lighthouse as part of its Studio programme, and supported by the National Lottery through the BFI and Creative England, with additional support from the University of Brighton.

The Reframed Project Development Programme is part of a wider programme, which includes a series of Reframed Talks and Workshops with leaders and innovators from the fields of film, games, sound, contemporary arts and media to explore emerging practices within the realm of immersive and interactive storytelling.

Photos: Reframed Talks and Workshops 2017
Reframed 2017 – Talks & Workshops
Photos: Zoe Manders

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