Working in the field of documentary storytelling and interactive media? Apply for this year’s DocLab Academy.
DocLab Academy 2015 is an international program for new talent in the field of documentary storytelling and interactive media. The program takes place November 19-24 during the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam.
DocLab Academy is an initiative of IDFA’s new media program DocLab, and Flemish Arts Center De Brakke Grond. The program is supported by Creative Industries Fund NL, Amsterdam Fund for the Art, The Flanders Audiovisual Fund, Creative Europe Vlaanderen and the Dutch Film Fund.
DocLab Academy 2015
Digital technology has become increasingly entangled with everyday reality. The consequences are far-reaching and can be alarming, but it has also lead to a new era of artistic innovation in non-fiction storytelling and art across multiple disciplines.
But how do we tell an interactive story? What artistic opportunities do new technologies such as virtual reality, artificial intelligence and interactive media have to offer? How do the world’s most successful digital pioneers use the endless opportunities of the internet without getting lost? And how do you finance interactive documentaries, find the right partners and reach your audience?
The DocLab Academy program addresses a variety of challenges and opportunities through exclusive workshops on virtual reality and interactive storytelling by international new media pioneers. Portfolio reviews and one-on-one meetings offer insights into more specific questions while the Live Cinema Events and the Interactive Conference provide inspiration. There will also be plenty of time to network and reflect on each other’s work.
Who can participate
This program is open to national (Dutch and Flemish), as well as international documentary filmmakers and new media professionals. The deadline for application is October 1.
Participation to DocLab Academy 2015 costs €125,-
What we offer
Exclusively for DocLab Academy participants:
- Access to masterclasses & workshops
- Portfolio reviews & one-on-one meetings
- Guided tour of the IDFA Crossmedia FORUM (Europe’s largest co-financing market)
- Networking opportunities
- Access to IDFA Festival screenings and industry events
Additional access to Seamless Reality program:
- Interactive Conference on November 22
- Seamless Reality exhibition
- DocLab Live Cinema Events
For Flemish participants
- Five nights of accommodation in Amsterdam for the duration of the program
How to apply
Send us an email in English by midnight (CET) on October 1 with the following details:
- Short bio (25 words)
- Motivation detailing why you would like to participate (max 100 words)
- Description of your current or most recent new media project, including visuals (max 100 words)
- Description of what you would like to research in the field of interactive storytelling
- Three links to digital or interactive projects that inspire you
- Contact details
- Website and link to online portfolio
- Headshot (portrait)
Application for DocLab Academy 2015 is now closed.