A palaeo-detective game exploring the last moments of the Australian Megafauna, an online documentary set in an inner-Perth community garden and a graphic novel starring a street-wise Aboriginal girl were among the diverse projects given development Awards today as part of the inaugural X|Media|Lab Perth.
The three winning projects, which will each receive Awards of up to $20,000 each, were chosen by a team of national and international new media experts following a full day conference and two days of intimate lab workshops from 15th–17th April.
With the conference theme, Storytelling in a Digital Age, X|Media|Lab Perth participants had unparalleled access to the world’s most renowned digital experts and successful new media entrepreneurs.
Sixteen selected project teams had the opportunity to workshop their ideas with the brightest minds in global media including the BBC’s digital media expert Rosie Allimonos, world-renowned mobile media guru, Emma Kaye and global entertainment specialist Peter Shiao.
Project teams needed to include at least one Western Australian media practitioner and a Western Australian artists/arts organisation to be eligible for the development Awards, which are funded by ScreenWest and the Department of Culture and the Arts.
Department of Culture and the Arts Director General Allanah Lucas said that over 350 creative industries practitioners attended the X|Media|Lab Perth Pro Conference Day on April 15.
For the full press release, click here.