Antenna and Tribeca Hacks present a Documentary Hackathon

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*** DEADLINE EXTENDED! Applications now due in 5pm, Thursday 4th September ***

Calling all digital storytelling enthusiasts!

Are you a documentary filmmaker with a concept for an interactive doc? Or are you a tech-whiz or designer just itching to use your web skills to tell real-life stories? Antenna’s Documentary Hackathon provides the perfect opportunity to take the next step!

Antenna Documentary Film Festival, supported by Tribeca Hacks – an international series of workshops that brings together content creators and technology specialists – is presenting a Documentary Hackathon during the festival in October. This two-day intensive workshop aims to create connections between the documentary film industry and the tech/web design industry in Australia, and enables participants to walk away with a working prototype. There are some fascinating and innovative ideas brewing out there, we want to provide the spark and the connections to make them happen!

How the hackathon works:

Filmmakers, technologists and web designers will be placed into teams to work on an interactive documentary concept over two intensive days. Kicking off with a keynote address from Ingrid Kopp, Director of Digital Initiatives at Tribeca Film Institute, the teams will then get down to the business of hacking. Teams will be supported by expert mentors in digital storytelling and tech, and the hackathon will also include sessions on interactive funding opportunities and pitch training. At the end of the second day, teams will pitch their projects to a panel of experts and funders in the interactive field, to obtain feedback and advice.


To create things, break things, experiment and innovate! Also, to sow the seeds of some beautiful collaborative partnerships.

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How to apply:

Complete the online application form (choose one):

Filmmaker/storyteller application
Web technologist & designer application

Applications due in by 5pm, 4th September

Selected participants will be announced in mid-September.

When and where:

The Documentary Hackathon will take place during Antenna Documentary Festival in Sydney, on Friday 17th and Saturday 18th October, 2014.

The event will be held at Hub Sydney, a dynamic and innovative co-working space in Darlinghurst – not far from the Antenna precinct!

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The Antenna Documentary Hackathon is made possible thanks to the support of the following sponsors: