• by Dana Lixenberg & Eefje Blankevoort

    A serene photo and video portrait of the predominantly African American residents of a housing project in South Los Angeles.

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  • by Jan Rothuizen & Sara Kolster

    Step into the first “drawn reality” by Jan Rothuizen, about the “premium experience” of the tower room in an Amsterdam department store.

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  • by Maria Court & Rosemarie Lerner

    This interactive documentary provides a platform for victims of the involuntary sterilization campaigns under Peruvian President Fujimori in the 1990s.

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  • by Aaron Bradbury

    A virtual reality love trip through the brain activity that occurs in the staggering moment you fall in love; a poem written in data.

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  • by Hayoun Kwon

    A virtual reality exploration of the heavily guarded border between North and South Korea makes the paranoia of the Cold War palpable.

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  • by Ross Goodwin

    An algorithm uses an image to generate prose and poetry, while a surveillance camera scans for faces and describes what it sees in “spoken” words.

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  • by Ziv Schneider & Laura Chen

    A virtual environment that brings back to life the historical collection of the Mosul Museum, raided by IS in 2014.

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  • by Brett Gaylor

    This personalized series on privacy shows who benefits from the online private data that we unthinkingly share every day with those out to make money off of us.

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  • by Reem Haddad & Dima Gharbawi Shaibani

    In 10 powerful Internet videos from Al Jazeera, we share the pasts and futures of Syrian refugees in Lebanon.

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  • by Jonathan Harris & Greg Hochmuth

    An interactive collage of an endless stream of video clips, messages and other visual noise, reflecting the frenetic restlessness that characterizes the Internet.

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  • by Jeremy Ho

    This interactive online documentary shows how citizen activists in Lahore are responding to extremism with art and culture.

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  • by Anghad Bhalla & Ted Biggs

    A prisoner in Louisiana since 1972, Herman Wallace tells the disturbing story of his solitary confinement in a series of interactive animations.

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  • by Gabo Arora & Chris Milk

    Step into the virtual shoes of Decontee Davis, who recovered from Ebola and now helps other victims of the disease in a township in Monrovia, Liberia.

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  • by Kyle McDonald

    This addictive tableau vivant of a packed Piccadilly Circus allows observers to attach a limitless number of comment “tags” to the people in the crowd.

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  • by Darren Emerson

    One survivor of the London bombings of July 7, 2005 talks about that day and gives us a sense of the trauma that still haunts her.

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Past events

Live: Super Stream Me 26 Nov 2015 at 20:00

A look back on one of the most ruthless live streaming experiments ever with Tim Den Besten and Nicolaas Veul as well as several special guests.

Live: VR Cinema Showcase 24 Nov 2015 at 20:00

Virtual reality pioneers show their latest works and reflect on both the hype and artistic potential of virtual reality and immersive media.

Live: The Art of Artificial Intelligence 23 Nov 2015 at 20:00

Live cinema event on artificial intelligence, including live presentations of Kyle McDonald, Dries Depoorter and Ross Goodwin.

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DocLab Showcase at SXSW 2016

For the 9th consecutive year, SXSW invited IDFA DocLab to guest curate a session for the SXSW Digital Domain program.

Call For Entries IDFA DocLab 2016

DocLab is open to all sorts of interactive projects, ranging from webdocs, apps and virtual reality projects to data art, multimedia journalism, installations and live performances.

Jury Report | IDFA DocLab Competition 2015

Winners of the IDFA DocLab Award for Digital Storytelling and IDFA DocLab Immersive Non-Fiction Award announced at IDFA’s 28th award ceremony.

Content for Cardboards

Explore non-fiction content to watch on your cardboard

Panel: Beyond the Roller Coaster

As part this year’s DocLab Academy program pioneers in the field of Virtual Reality will share their experiences and explore opportunities the medium has to offer.

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