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Story Hack storytelling workshops now open for applications

03 June 2020
Story Hack workshop June 2020

A new series of digital storytelling workshops supported by the South Australian Film Corporation will help South Australian creatives enhance their screenwriting skills for interactive applications.

“Story Hack” brings award-winning interactive and multi-platform expert Christy Dena to the virtual table to run a series of boundary-shattering workshops for creative industries professionals interested in applying their skills to the worlds of interactive and transmedia projects.

Made possible with financial support from the SAFC through its Audience and Industry Development Grants program, this professional development project was initially a day of physical workshops, now adapted to the virtual world to combat social restrictions presented by COVID-19.

“While our industry is feeling the impacts of COVID-19, it’s vital that we continue to nurture talent and foster innovation. SAFC is proud to be supporting the Story Hack program, which has been designed especially for South Australian writers seeking to enhance their screenwriting skills in interactive storytelling,” said SAFC Head of Production and Development Beth Neate.

The first session, “A Pen, a Keyboard, a Song, and a Sandbox Walk into a Writers’ Room”, will explore the role of play in writing processes and projects, followed by virtual social networking for participants to connect and share. This will be followed by two by-application workshops: “Interactive Narrative Design” and “Films/Games/VR/AR/Audio: Designing the Extended Audience Experience”.

Additionally, all South Australian workshop participants will receive a speed-mentorship session with Christy Dena in the following week.

Hosted online via a web conferencing platform, the event will be highly accessible to anyone with an internet connection. This will be an Auslan interpreted event.

All events are free, however participants interested in the two by-application workshops will need to apply by 15 June, with successful applicants being notified by 19 June. Workshop spaces are open to anyone in the world, at any point in their career, but places will be secured for South Australian residents.

This online event represents the first event by Story Hack, an enterprise focused on elevating Australian projects to the global stage through facilitating access to technology, skills, creative opportunities and entrepreneurship.

The event will run 26 – 30 June 2020. For more information and to register for the keynote and social networking and apply for the two workshops, please visit

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