• 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 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 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 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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  • 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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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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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Crossmedia Projects at IDFA Forum 2016

The IDFA Crossmedia Forum is showcasing new media projects with an emphasis on interactivity.

IDFA DocLab Selection 2016!

Explore this year’s selection with works ranging from virtual reality and interactive narratives to data art, multimedia journalism and immersive installations.

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