October 17, 2004

Habitat’s New Media Makeovers

by Noah Wardrip-Fruin · , 10:29 am

The Interactive Project Lab (IPL) is a collaboration between the Banff Centre’s Banff New Media Institute, the Canadian Film Centre’s Habitat New Media Lab in Toronto, and L’Institut national de l’image et du son in Montreal. Habitat is now accepting applications for slots in a 6-week IPL “Project Makeover” workshop that begins November 5th. Applications will be accepted until Friday, October 22nd at 5:00pm. The twelve (12) positions in the IPL Workshop will be awarded to the first twelve qualified applicants who apply. (The Habitat announcement follows.)

It’s not about strategy. It’s not about financing. It’s not about meeting more people.

It’s all about presenting your project to the world with clarity, confidence, and polish.

The Canadian Film Centre’s Habitat New Media Lab is now accepting applications for the Interactive Project Lab’s 6-week Project Makeover.

This is the no-nonsense workshop that gets results by remaking your new media project documents and verbal presentations to be pitch perfect. Our expert team will deconstruct your materials in a rigorous manner while you rethink, revise, and rewrite. And after 6 weeks, you’ll leave with revitalized documents and the tightest 3-minute pitch.

Here’s how it works:
1. Twelve (12) new media projects are selected to participate in the 6-week programme from Nov.5th to Dec.17th.
2. You will attend 3 day-long sessions on Nov.5th, Nov.19th, and Dec.10th where you will strategize your project communication with industry leaders, and work on your project pitch.
3. Experts will review your drafts and help you craft the final documents.
4. It’s free!

This is for projects that want to step beyond the professional development rut with intensive makeover help from some of Toronto’s top experts.

The Interactive Project Lab

The Interactive Project Lab (IPL) accelerates the creative, business, and technical skills of Canadian talent, enabling the creation of viable start-up companies that produce innovative cultural and entertainment works. The IPL is a unique partnership collectively designed and delivered by three highly respected interactive media institutes: The Banff Centre’s Banff New Media Institute, the Canadian Film Centre’s Habitat New Media Lab in Toronto, and L’Institut national de l’image et du son in Montreal.

The Application Process

Applications will be accepted from October 5th to Friday, Oct. 22nd at 5:00pm. The twelve (12) positions in the IPL Workshop will be awarded to the first twelve qualified applicants who apply. Projects will be notified of their acceptance on October 25th.

Projects will be selected based on:
1. Innovative project concept
2. Clearly stated short-term project development goals

To apply to the IPL 2004 Workshop, please submit the following:
– 2-page Letter of Intent that briefly outlines the project, the team, and short-term project development goals
– Developer’s CV; if the project is a partnership, please submit CV’s for all participating partners
– Copy of the project documentation you want to work on (business plan, design document, etc).

This information can be submitted to Caitlin O’Donovan, Producer Interactive Project Lab, by:
– email at caitlin@cdnfilmcentre.com
– drop-off at The Canadian Film Centre, 2489 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, ON, M2L 1A8

For further information, please contact Caitlin O’Donovan by email at caitlin@cdnfilmcentre.com