IDFA DocLab is a festival program for new media within the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam(IDFA). Throughout the year, IDFA DocLab showcases interactive webdocs and other new forms of digital storytelling that expand the documentary genre beyond linear filmmaking. Projects are presented online, as well as during live cinema events, exhibitions, workshops and industry panels.
Since its first pilot in 2007, IDFA DocLab has developed into a unique platform for documentary innovation and an international competition program for digital documentary storytelling. Throughout the year, IDFA DocLab maintains an online database for digital storytelling and organizes guest programs at other events, such as SXSW, the Berlinale and the new PhotoStories conference.
Projects that previously premiered at IDFA DocLab include GazaSderot, Highrise/OutMyWindow, Welcome to Pine Point, PrisonValley, From Zero, Young Me Now Me, and many others.
IDFA DocLab takes place during IDFA in Amsterdam, from 14-25 November 2012.
The entry deadlines for the upcoming edition is:
- 1 August 2012 for finished projects (IDFA Festival – DocLab Competition Program)
- 1 September 2012 for projects seeking financing (IDFA FORUM – Crossmedia Section).
To submit your project , please use the regular IDFA Festival Entry Form and/or IDFA FORUM Entry Form and make sure to classify your project as “interactive”. All entry forms available at http://www.idfa.nl/industry