Digital storytelling at its most basic core is the practice of using computer-based tools to tell stories. Today’s world, full of digital media and information overload on the one hand and, multiple crises of all sorts on the other, presents a double challenge for digital storytelling: to put digital media at the service of first-person stories, that can be told in a much more interactive manner, reposited in digital memory banks and eventually reach a wider audience; and, at the same time, to put storytelling at the centre of creative action and solitary change, as the ultimate response to the crises currently tantalizing economies, societies, and the environment.
The digital storytelling will consider the following points:
What is the main point of the story and what is the perspective of the author?
A key question that keeps the viewer’s attention and will be answered by the end of the story.
Serious issues that come alive in a personal and powerful way and connects the audience to the story.
A way to personalize the story to help the audience understand the context.
Music or other sounds that support and embellish the story.
Using just enough content to tell the story without overloading the viewer.
The rhythm of the story and how slowly or quickly it progresses.
The Digital Storytelling in ICUH 2015 aspires to bring forward digital storytelling projects and efforts that provide new and engaging responses to the conference thematic areas.
Applicants for digital storytelling need to propose the title, objective and contents of each story in a document of no more than 500 words. The digital story must be in the form of a short film of 3- 5 minute and can be submitted in mpeg4, mpeg2, avi, mov, or wlv format.
The IPR status of all stories included should be cleared by the applicants prior to submission of their application, and the applicant themselves should be available to present, during the Conference. These application will be evaluated by the Conference Organizers and all proposers will be notified accordingly. Proposers of accepted screenings and exhibitions will be expected to register and attend the Conference in person.