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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We open to new submissions on 1 March 2016

Call for entry IDFA DocLab & IDFA Forum Crossmedia projects.

For those interested in the creative potential of digital technology, virtual reality and interactive media, this year’s International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) will have more to offer than ever before.

Since 2007, the IDFA DocLab program showcases the best interactive non-fiction storytelling and explores how the digital revolution is reshaping documentary art. DocLab Academy presents a unique interactive training program and IDFA’s Crossmedia Forum offers new funding and co-production opportunities for innovative non-linear projects.

As of this year, IDFA will expand its range of events for interactive and digital documentary storytelling, as well as its competition, exhibition programs and market opportunities.

IDFA DocLab: submission deadline August 1
This year IDFA DocLab will present its largest program to date, including a new Award for Virtual Reality and Immersive Non-Fiction, as well as a special program (Seamless Reality) exploring the boundaries between our physical and digital reality. 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. Click here to submit your project.

IDFA Crossmedia Forum: submission deadline September 1
IDFA Forum, the festival’s international co-financing and co-production market, welcomes crossmedia projects with an emphasis on interactivity seeking funding, co-production or professional input. Through Round Table Pitches, one-on-one meetings and networking events the Forum is a meeting place for producers and a diverse group of decisionmakers in the field of interactive storytelling. Click here to submit your project.