Industry Panel: The Future of Interactive Storytelling 26 Nov 2013 at 15:00
Where will it be in 5 years?
Live: The Age of the Interface 26 Nov 2013 at 20:00
A live cinema celebration of storytelling the age of the interface. With internet pioneers Vincent Morisset and Moniker, cardboard interfaces, connected smartphones, interactive music videos and an edible camera. Part of Interactive Reality organized with De Brakke Grond.
Live: Playing with Reality 25 Nov 2013 at 20:00
Interactive showcase of three game-changing, playable documentaries, including 17000 Islands, Type:Rider and the NFB’s Fort McMoney, one of the most ambitious documentary games ever made. Part of Interactive Reality organized with De Brakke Grond.
HIGHRISE/Out My Window
Kickoff to the extensive documentary project Highrise, which delves behind the myriad high-rise apartment windows that tower into the urban skylines of the world.
Concrete gray apartment buildings have been the most common form of housing for the past half-century. You can find them all over the world, and they all look exactly the same. But in Out My Window, the kickoff to the extensive documentary project Highrise, a plethora of variety is lurking behind all those identical windows.
On the main screen, you see a collage-like apartment building. You can click on each of the 13 windows. Behind them, 13 apartments in 13 different cities around the world are lurking: Chicago, Toronto, Montreal, Havana, São Paolo, Amsterdam, Prague, Istanbul, Beirut, Bangalore, Phnom Penh, Tainan, and Johannesburg. There are collages to be found here as well: a 360-degree view of the apartment’s interior, including its residents and their view of the city, composed of separate photos. The stories of their lives can be navigated by means of various clickable objects. Occasionally they are represented in still images with sound, at other times with real 360-degree films in which viewers can move about at their own discretion. These films were made with the special YellowBird camera, presented at IDFA’s DocLab last year.
Out My Window is a direct continuation of “Filmmaker in Residence” Katerina Cizek’s way of filming in the St. Michael Hospital in Toronto (of which the result was on display at DocLab last year): aimed at media production from the angle of the community and explicitly dedicated to social change. For IDFA DocLab, HIGHRISE/Out My Window will be screened live as part of 3 Stories of Time & Place.
Multimedia exhibition that includes the DocLab installation HIGHRISE/Out My Window.
A multimedia portrait of the disappeared Canadian mining settlement of Pine Point by one of its former residents.
A playful look at global overpopulation and food shortages, inviting visitors to share what they would do if they had one minute to spare.
Live screening of the interactive webdocs The Test Tube with David Suzuki, HIGHRISE/Out My Window (Katerina Cizek) and Welcome to Pine Point (Paul Shoebridge & Mike Simons).
Project detailsYear of development :2010
Created by:Katerina Cizek
- by Natalia Rojas
- by Jonathan Harris
- by Thomas Kaan & Prospektor
- by Alexandra Handal
- by NFB Digital Studio
- by Katerina Cizek
- by various directors
- by Elaine McMillion, Robert Hall, Jeff Soyk
- by Samuel Bollendorff & Olivia Colo
- by Wesley Grubbs & Nicholas Yahnke
- by Rob Hornstra & Arnold van Bruggen
- by David Dufresne
- by Théo Le Du Fuentes
- by Vincent Morisset & Aaron Koblin
- by Thomas Østbye & Edwin