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Dates set for 2nd FilmGate Interactive conference

FilmGate Interactive, South Florida’s first fully interactive film festival and technology conference presented by the Indie Film Club Miami, emerges for a second year, Feb. 1-5, 2014, throughout various South Florida venues, to engage the community in a showcase of the latest ideas and innovations of modern storytelling and audience engagement.
Based on the power of transmedia (cross-platform) storytelling and its ability to deliver and transform the way stories are told and experienced, FilmGate Interactive will present a host of events that employ various entertainment formats linked together such as film, contemporary dance, theater, music, gaming, mobile, and live events, to tell a single story. Here are just a couple of the tech-focused events:
PBS POV Digital Story Hackathon Story Hack
Friday, Jan 31, 2014 - Sunday, Feb 2, 2014
The Lab Miami, 400 NW 26 St, Miami, FL
FEE: $10 individuals/ $35 for groups

PBS POV Digital, television’s longest-running showcase of independent nonfiction film, will host a Story Hack Workshop. The workshop precedes a two-day weekend Story Hack, where seven creative groups compete for the chance to get funded.
The Interactive New Technology Playground
February 1- 2, 2014, from 11AM to 5PM
Rubell Family Collection, 95 NW 29 Street, Miami, FL
FEE: Free and open to the public

Curated by Midtown, Video, the Interactive Tech Playground is a new and original way to exhibit new technology, created for the content producers of tomorrow. It is a truly immersive experience for the attendees, including a live set, with actors and art objects.  Includes exhibitors such as Sony, Arri/Alexa, Schneider Optics, Canon, Kessler Cranes, Manfrotto, etc.
The Journal of Insomnia, an Interactive Experience presented by the National Film Board of Canada
Saturday, February 1, 2014, 6:00-9:00PM
O Cinema, 90 NW 29 Street, Miami, Fl

The Net never sleepsA Journal of Insomnia invites insomniacs to collaborate in a web-based reflection on what keeps them up at night. This interactive documentary offers an utterly original encounter with a disorder that affects one in three people in the developed world. In September 2012, insomniacs around the world began sharing their stories on nfb.ca/insomnia. Thousands have contributed webcam testimonies, written accounts and original artwork—material that forms the heart of A Journal of Insomnia. The National Film Board of Canada will summon us to an appointment with sleeplessness that provides arresting new perspectives on contemporary existence and the anxiety that so often underscores our days—and our nights.
Individual tickets to FilmGate Interactive are now on sale with upgrade package options that range from Student ($60), All Access ($125), and a special Pink Kraken ($250) bundle. Package highlights include access to exclusive VIP and industry functions, an Indie Film Club Miami membership, a commemorative t-shirt and tote bag. For package details and restrictions and more event details, visit Film-gate.org.
FilmGate Interactive is supported by the John S. and James L Knight Foundation, Miami-Dade County Cultural Affairs Department, Miami Beach Visitor and Convention Authority, Midtown Video, JTown.tv, Canon USA and Tropicult, to benefit Indie Film Club Miami.