DocLab Shorts 24 Nov at 19:45
A program of short stories that would never have existed without the internet.
Live: Playing with Reality
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.
In terms of making money, the video game industry already surpassed the film industry long ago. Nowadays, with games like GTA V, the game world is also starting to focus more on creating stories and heroes of its own, instead of making playable versions of existing movies or comic books. At the same time, however, independent documentary filmmakers, game developers and interaction designers are also collaborating more than ever before, creating new and playful forms of storytelling and interactive art. During the live cinema event “Playing with Reality,” three and game-changing examples of this are presented live and played collectively with the audience. Type:Rider is a beautifully designed tablet game that lets its audience unlock the unknown stories behind some of the most loved (and hated) fonts. 17000 Islands is an interactive experiment in docu- mentary image making that invites its audience to remix, re-edit and ultimately destroy the original film made by directors Thomas A. Østbye and Edwin. Finally, the audience is welcomed to collectively play the world premiere of Fort McMoney, one of the most ambi- tious documentary games ever made. The project presents a huge documentary game world in which players influence the virtual future of Fort McMurray, the third largest oil field on earth. The event takes place on November 25 at 8:00p.m. at De Brakke Grond.