DocLab Shorts 24 Nov at 19:45
A program of short stories that would never have existed without the internet.
Jury: DocLab Competition 2016
Brett Gaylor is a Canadian documentary filmmaker and the director of Advocacy Media for the Mozilla Foundation. His most recent project, Do Not Track, is a co-production of Upian, the National Film Board of Canada, Arte France and Bayerischer Rundfunk, in association with Radio-Canada, Radio Télévision Suisse and Al Jazeera’s AJ+ network. It is the recipient of the International Documentary Association Award for Best Nonfiction Series, the Prix Gémeaux for Best Interactive Series, the International Association of Broadcasters Online Factual Prize, the Deutscher Prize for Online Communications, and the 2016 Peabody Award. His 2008 feature documentary Rip! A Remix Manifesto was the recipient of IDFA’s Audience Award. It was broadcast in 20 countries and seen by millions worldwide.
Anna Higgs is an award-winning British producer and creative executive who leads groundbreaking work at the intersection of film and digital storytelling. Higgs has recently taken up the position of Creative Director at NOWNESS, a global video channel bringing together the best in culture, with the best of emerging and established filmmaking voices. Prior to joining NOWNESS, she was Head of Digital at Film4, spearheading innovation for the Oscar-winning film fund with projects including Ben Wheatley’s A Field in England, Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard’s 20,000 Days on Earth, Ken Loach’s The Spirit of ’45 and Lenny Abrahamson’s Frank. Other credits include Ben Wheatley’s High-Rise, Sundance-winner Dark Horse, directed by Louise Osmond, and Peter Strickland’s The Duke of Burgundy. Higgs was named as one of Time Out’s inaugural Culture 100, described as “the innovators, visionaries and pioneers behind what’s now and what’s next,” alongside Danny Boyle and Steve McQueen.
Dutch artist Jan Rothuizen realized at an early age that he would be a better artist wandering the streets of cities than working within the confines of a studio. Since then he has exhibited internationally and published a range of books. In 2009, Rothuizen published The Soft Atlas of Amsterdam, a collection of hand-drawn maps of the city he grew up in. He makes monthly reportage drawings for the Dutch daily de Volkskrant. In 2014, he developed the interactive web documentary Refugee Republic, currently exhibited at the MoMA in New York. Rothuizen won the 2015 IDFA Award for Best Interactive Storytelling with Drawing Room, a hand-drawn VR experience of his artist’s residency on top of Amsterdam’s Dam Square.