DigiPlaySpace is a seven week interactive exhibition for ages three through thirteen taking place from March 5–April 24, 2016 at the Toronto International Film Festival’s TIFF Bell Lightbox headquarters. In 2015 over 15,000 children, family members and educators visited digiPlaySpace and embarked on interactive adventures filled with laughing, learning and engagement with media technologies, art installations, learning-centric games, and mobile apps.
TIFF is seeking fun, educational, family-friendly interactive artworks, games and other digital media experiences for digiPlayspace 2016 including:
- multi-user interactive projection pieces
- multi-player videogames and interactive play installations (screen based and non-screen-based)
- digital creative tools
- hands-on experiences that showcase innovative media interfaces and/or interaction techniques (e.g. driven by gestural, thought-controlled and other unconventional inputs)
- VR and other immersive visualization experiences
- ‘DIY Maker’ experiences, technologies and toys, robotics, creative circuits, 3D printing / modeling, artistic-and-culturally-minded ‘Internet of Things’ applications
- activities related to web and digital literacy, ‘creative coding’, videogame making; (e.g. SCRATCH, Mozilla’s Hackasaurus, Processing, Arduino etc)
- augmented reality
- mobile apps (at this time we are iOS exclusive)
Schedule: digiPlaySpace will be held from March 5 to April 24, 2016, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Deadline: Final deadline for submissions is October 9, 2015. Early submission is recommended. TIFF is entitled to make decisions earlier than the deadline and is not obligated to consider late entries.
SUBMISSIONS RULES AND REGULATIONS 2016
KEY DATES AND LOCATION
digiPlaySpace will be held from MARCH 5 to APRIL 24, 2016, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Final deadline for submissions is October 9, 2015. Early submission is recommended. TIFF is entitled to make decisions earlier than the deadline and is not obligated to consider late entries.
There is no submission fee.
ELIGIBILITY AND EVALUATION
TIFF is seeking fun, educational, family friendly artworks, games and other digital media experiences. digiPlaySpace is a family friendly space where we apply stringent consideration for age, abilities and content appropriateness.
1. Stability is a key factor in the decision-making process. We are only able to invite VERY STABLE pieces that can support many thousands of interactions; in 2015 digiPlaySpace was attended by over 15,000 visitors over the course of six weeks.
2. Submissions containing elements of swearing, violence, intolerance towards any culture or religion will not be considered.
3. Innovation in digital media creation and interaction is a governing principle behind the curation of digiPlaySpace. Combined with the TIFF Learning goals of discovery, accessibility and media literacy, this exhibition:
- Prioritizes the curation of installations made by innovative artists working in digital media (both in Canada and internationally).
- Ensures every point of visitor interaction is inclusive and accessible for the variety of ages, abilities and learning styles of our 3-13 year old audience.
- Encourages multi-user interaction and co-play between children and their parents or guardians.
- Critically assesses and carefully integrates each interactive installation, videogame, mobile app, digital creative tool and activity into the exhibition as an overall visitor experience.