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.
See the call for work for other essential submission information (note the ‘eligibility and evaluation’ section).