Iakovos Panagopoulos Delivers StoryLab California (Wind Wolves Preserve) Workshop 2019

This year I had the amazing opportunity to lead for the second time the StoryLab workshops in Wind Wolves Preserve. After the first round of the workshops in 2018 and my first meeting with Tejon Native American community, I knew that this year was essential in order to go more in depth in storytelling and […]

StoryLab Granted AHRC Follow On Funding

The StoryLab Research Team are excited to announce that they have successful bid for a £100,000 grant from the AHRC for Follow On Funding during 2019-2020. Building on the successful AHRC funded StoryLab International Film Development Research Network project (storylabnetwork.com) that was delivered by Professor Erik Knudsen (University of Central Lancashire, UK) and his team, […]

Erik Knudsen’s Book Finding The Personal Voice In Filmmaking Published

Finding The Personal Voice In Filmmaking by Erik Knudsen explores the largely ignored reality of intimate feelings and their role in causing and motivating the development of ideas that are both personal and universal. The book draws on original research from filmmakers in Malaysia, Ghana and Colombia to offer practical strategies and techniques for developing ideas. Finding The […]

StoryLab California (Wind Wolves Preserve)

StoryLab International Film Development Research Network recently completed a StoryLab Workshop with the Tejon Native American community and Wild Wolves Park Ranger community in the mountains of Southern California just north of Los Angeles. The workshop was led by Iakovos Panagopoulos, a PhD student of the research project’s principal investigator, Professor Erik Knudsen. We collaborated […]

StoryLab Research Network Symposium 2018

StoryLab Research Network Symposium 2018 Summary Report On the 16th of February 2018, the AHRC funded StoryLab International Film Development Research Network held its concluding Symposium at the Media Innovation Studio at the University of Central Lancashire, UK. A select group of delegates were invited to take part in the symposium, which summarised the findings […]

StoryLab Colombia Success

We recently completed our third and final StoryLab Research Network workshop at the University of Ibagué in Colombia. We had a fantastic engagement from filmmakers and writers from across the country; in fact more than any of the other workshops, participants had literally travelled from the far corners of Colombia to attend the workshop. As […]

StoryLab Ghana Research Network Workshop Success

We followed on a successful StoryLab Kuala Lumpur workshop in June with a workshop in Accra, Ghana, between the 25th and 27th July 2017. Held at one of Africa’s oldest film schools, National Film and Television School (NAFTI), this workshop, too, proved to be a great success. We had 12 brilliant participants who were all […]

Kuala Lumpur StoryLab Research Network Workshop Success

StoryLab International Film Development Research Network ran its first workshop in Kuala Lumpur between the 14th and 16th June 2017. The workshop was hosted by FINAS at their Content Malaysia Pitching Centre in the heart of Kuala Lumpur. We had a wonderful team of 13 participants of varying ages and experience. Some participants were experienced […]

StoryLab Kuala Lumpur Film Development Workshop Now Open For Registrations

We’re excited to announce that the first of three StoryLab international film development workshops to be run as part of the AHRC funded StoryLab International Film Development Research Network has been confirmed and is ready for registrations. The workshop provides a unique opportunity for Malaysia based filmmakers to participate in the development of film project […]

Erik Knudsen Joins The University of Central Lancashire

We’re very pleased to announce that on the 1st July 2016, Erik Knudsen joined the School of Film, Media and Performance in the College of Culture and Creative Industries at the University of Central Lancashire in Preston, United Kingdom, as a Professor of Media Practice. This is an exciting new opportunity for him to be part of shaping an ambitious aspiration within the […]