New Cinema: Works In Progress

Cost: Free

Eyebeam, The Creators Project and Framestore teamed up to bring together artists, filmmakers, creative coders, game designers and animators to explore the new creative possibilities for cinematic storytelling unlocked by emerging technology.

Called “New Cinema,” the event brought together 5 teams to collaborate on projects together–first remotely and then during a 3-day intensive hackathon that took place at the end of December at Eyebeam Art+Technology Center. Each of the works-in-progress that came out of this process is using new tools and techniques to experiment with various concepts from the changing landscape of cinematic experience, drawing heavily from interactivity, theater, immersive installations and game design.

The project was initiated based on early discussions between Eyebeam’s Director of Technology and Framestore’s representatives on their joint interest in forming a collaborative event for creating new aesthetic and technological solutions and workflows related to new cinematic storytelling methods. This exhibition presents the works-in-progress developed at the New Cinema hackathon. It will be accompanied by a public presentation and discussion with the team members on Thursday, January 31st. The projects will be on view from January 29th-February 2nd at Eyebeam.

Meetup event: Thursday, January 31st 7–10pm

7:15pm: Eyebeam & The Creators Project introduce the premise of the hackathon, our goal for it, and how the event was structured.

7:30pm–8:30pm: Each team gives a 10 minute presentation about their project discussing their interpretation of New Cinema and their mission for the weekend, the concepts they wanted to explore, the project’s various components and how they feel it addresses the direction cinematic storytelling is developing today.

8:30-10pm: Teams are stationed at their projects to demo and answer questions as people mill about the room exploring the projects.


New Cinema participating arists are: Mike Cahill, Golan Levin, Anton Vade Marini, James George, Karolina Sobecka, Brian Chasalow, Greg Borenstein, Sofy Yuditskaya, Ramsey Nasser, Nick Fox-Gieg, Lauren McCarthy, Aaron Meyers, Alex Kauffmann, Supermarché, Mike Woods, David Mellor, Zach Lieberman, Ryan Staake