Hacking Archives with Tribeca Film Institute and GAFFTA


Today is the deadline to apply for participation in Hacking the Archives, a three-day hackathon presenting an opportunity for San Francisco’s leading filmmakers and technologists to exchange concepts and find ways to breathe new life into freely available archived footage online.

We at the Gray Area Foundation for the Arts are excited to partner with the Tribeca Film Institute to host this event, culminating in a juried panel and exhibition in San Francisco from March 21 – 23.

Along with Tribeca Film Institute, we will also be working with our archive partners: San Francisco Public LibraryPrelinger Archives and Internet Archive.

We are now accepting applications from artists, filmmakers, designers and developers who wish to participate. Deadline to apply is March 1. Accepted participants will be notified on Friday, March 8.

Tribeca Hacks is a nationwide series of six intensive workshops that brings together content creators and technology specialists to increase understanding and broaden participation in the field of interactive storytelling.


Date: Thursday, March 21 – Saturday, March 23
Cost: Free – Apply to attend here
Location: GAFFTA, 923 Market Street, Suite 200, San Francisco, CA 94102

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