Interactive Storytelling Contest

Want to get into the world of interactive documentary, but have no idea how to get started? Or even know what’s available or possible?


No worries. Because The Documentary Summit is teaming up with SpinRiot to create the first ever Interactive Storytelling Contest as a fun way to learn.


Using SpinRiot’s interactive storytelling platform, SpinFolio, the contestants will use their own footage to create a nonlinear work, which will be judged by SpinRiot’s David Richards, FusionSpark Media’s Kim Barnes and Documentary Summit Executive Director Andrew Zinnes.

The top three projects will be chosen and announced during the 2014 Seattle Documentary Summit and awarded prizes such as:


·     Free interactive storytelling consulting session with SpinRiot

·     One-year membership to the full service license of SpinFolio (value $1,800).

Contest limited to first 20 delegates that register for the contest. To be eligible you must purchase a two-day pass to The Documentary Summit – early bird, discounted and full fare tickets are all eligible. Then send an email to to confirm your place in the contest. We will send you instructions on how to get your trial of SpinFoilo soon after. 


Submissions are open. The deadline to submit your project is Thursday, November 7th, 2014. There is a FREE WEBINAR on October 22nd, 2014 hosting by FusionSpark Meida and SpinRiot to go over interactive storytelling possibilites, examples and a short demo of SpinFolio. 


After The 2014 Seattle Documentary Summit ends, all delegates will be able to see all the projects.


***Entrants may have the chance to have their project highlighted during the Interactive Storytelling panel at The Documentary Summit, but this in no way designates that they have won a prize.