Interactive Documentary Filmmaker.
In recent years, a wide range of people working across film, digital arts, science and media have been innovating the documentary genre. Here is a list of people and organisations who we consider important digital pioneers. Through their work, they have been making us think, play and love what digital documentary storytelling has to offer.
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E-producer and CEO of Upian.
Executive Creative Director at POSSIBLE, a leading global design and creative agency.
Founder of Alma Films and a leading force in the Israeli film industry.
Creative Director Film + Video VIMEO and Director Vimeo Festival and Awards.
Head of Content and Creative Director for Tate Media, a division of Tate.
Award winning Creative Director and thought leader on interactive narrative.
Emmy-winning documentary-maker working across many media platforms.
Artist and researcher exploring notions of citizenship within the globally connected world.
Artist working with information systems that impact the dynamics of social structures.
Co-founder of Honkytonk Films.
Multimedia editor at The New York Times and founder of Interactive Narratives.
Executive Producer and Creative Technologist at the National Film Board of Canada.
Artist exploring fabricated socio-political issues represented by mass media.
Photojournalist, director and founder of Condition One, a technology media startup.
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Independent journalist and filmmaker.
Online performance artist, humorist, and public speaker, Ze Frank is creator of star.me and many other online play spaces.
Co-founder and head of Submarine.
Filmmaker at Mozilla and director of the award-winning Rip! A Remix Manifesto.
American public radio personality, host and producer of the radio and television show This American Life.
Head of the e-culture and transmedia department of the Dutch Mediafund.
Award-winning commissioner of multiplatform interactive projects.
Director and producer of a wide array of digital media projects.
Director of programming at IFP’s New Media Centre in New York and co-founder of Wholphin DVD.
Artist and computer scientist, assembling vast amounts of data to create large-scale real-time portraits of humanity.
Chief Editor Digital of the VPRO
Photographer dedicated to historical places revealing unseen tragedies.
An award-winning photojournalist, currently a staff photographer for the New York Times.
Independent producer and Film Program Director at Kickstarter.
Supervising Senior Producer for Multimedia at NPR.
Editor in chief at ARTE Creative, a platform dedicated to visual and digital art.
Artist specializing in data and digital technologies.
Director of Interactive at the Tribeca Film Institute.
Award-winning documentary filmmaker and producer exploring the options for multimedia storytelling and Co-founder of Postmodern Times.
LG Associate Professor of Media Arts and Sciences at MIT, and the Director of the Social Computing Group at the MIT Media Lab.
An international photojournalist best known for his long term projects on the seven rivers of the world and the diamond industry.
Head of web productions and transmedia projects at ARTE France.
Director and inventor looking for new ways to tell stories.
Editor-In-Chief, Deputy Publisher and a leading innovator in the field of factual interactive content.
On a mission to unleash the power of media and push the limits of storytelling with visuals, audio and interactivity.
Interactive designer and director at National Film Board of Canada.
Award-winning artist best known for his music video work.
Producer at SBS Australia with a background in journalism, documentary film, media theory and interactive design.
Documentary filmmaker and journalist working on developing tools for collaborative journalism.
Director and producer fusing new technologies with filmmaking, animation and interactivity.
Award-winning documentary filmaker, producer and an acclaimed Greek journalist.
Kira Pollack, director of photography at TIME.
Dutch visual artist who describes his way of working as a form of echolocation.
Head of new writing and transmedia at France Télévisions.
Artist and robotisist interested in human-machine relationships.
Executive Producer at National Film Board of Canada.
Producer dedicated to experimental documentary projects, stories and filmmakers.
Media artist, documentary filmmaker, and inventor and architect of the Korsakow System.
Founder of Trabelsi Productions, producing critical, creative and politically moving documentaries.
Creative director and cross-media producer at Gebrueder Beetz.
Professor of Comparative Media Studies at MIT, Principal Investigator of MIT’s Open Documentary Lab, and Professor of Comparative Media History at Utrecht University.
Young French filmmaker and producer exploring the possibilities of new media storytelling.
Artist and biologist combining science, art, and philosophy.
An Amsterdam based new media artist researching new models of interaction and communication.
Co-founder and head of Submarine.
Storyteller, entrepreneur and thought leader, mixing storytelling and technology.
Associate professor at Northwestern University and former multimedia producer for The New York Times.
Director, MIT Open Documentary Lab
ARTE is a European public-service cultural television channel that targets audiences from different cultural backgrounds, in particular French and German.
The CNC promotes, distributes, and supports projects across the French film, television, video, and multimedia industry.
Google Labs is a place to explore and play around with prototypes of some of Google’s wild and crazy ideas.
Gapminder is unveiling the beauty of statistics for a fact based world view.
An interactive production studio based in Paris, Honkytonk develops, produces, and distributes multimedia documentary films.
A multi-disciplinary design studio.
IDFA DocLab is the official new media program of IDFA, showcasing new forms of documentary storytelling, digital technology, and media art.
The Forum is IDFA’s international co-financing market for documentaries and Europe’s largest gathering of filmmakers, television commissioning editors, and independent documentary producers.
An award winning collaborative interactive production studio, Jam3 blends creativity with technical wizardry.
Mediafonds stimulates the creation of innovative cultural and media content via radio, television and Internet public media institutions.
Mozilla’s mission is to promote openness, innovation and opportunity on the web.
Mediastorm is an award-winning multimedia production studio with a focus on creating cinematic narratives for distribution across a variety of platforms.
MEDIA Desk Netherlands helps to promote and administer the European Union’s MEDIA Programme in the Netherlands.
The Award-winning National Film Board of Canada produces and distributes bold and innovative documentary, animation, alternative drama, and and digital media productions.
A thriving media organization at the forefront of digital innovation, NPR creates and distributes award-winning news, information, and music programming to a network of 900 independent stations.
The New York Times is the largest metropolitan newspaper in the United States, regarded as the national newspaper of record.
Paris based production company dedicated to transmedia, web documentaries, linear documentaries and cinema.
Amsterdam-based production company Submarine always explores new forms of visual storytelling.
Seize the Media is a social entertainment company that focuses on cross-media story architecture.
Stamen is a design and technology studio in San Francisco.
The TFI New Media Fund looks for social issue media projects that use non-traditional and dynamic storytelling platforms to engage audiences.
Upian has produced or co-produced some of the most highly regarded web documentaries
VPRO is a Dutch multimedia broadcaster known for its radio, television, internet and guide programming.