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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Thinker, artist, humanitarian and co-creator of the United Nations Virtual Reality film series
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.
Award winning photojournalist moving into Virtual Reality.
Principal Filmmaker for VR at Google.
Emmy-winning documentary-maker working across many media platforms.
Artist & researcher exploring notions of citizenship within the globally connected world.
Artist working with information systems that impact the dynamics of social structures.
Artist, creative coder, designer & specialized in 3D & virtual reality
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.
My name is Gabriel Dance. I am originally from Colorado, and currently I live in New York City.
Independent journalist and filmmaker.
Co-founder of East City Films, producer, director & VR creator
Computer artist based in Tehran, working with virtual reality technology.
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.
Radio, multimedia, and film producer
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.
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 filmmaker & producer exploring multimedia storytelling.
LG Associate Professor of Media Arts and Sciences at MIT & Director of the Social Computing Group at the MIT Media Lab.
Independent designer specialised in digital storytelling.
Tinkering and hacking on the thin line between art, technology and narrative.
Co-Founder & CEO InnerspaceVR.
PhD candidate at University of Porto & Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute.
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.
Comissioning Editor, Opinion Video and Series Producer/Curator for The New York Times Op-Docs.
Experimental vocalist, electronic music composer, and interactive art creator.
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.
Artist and philosopher. Director of Next Nature Network.
Interactive Producer at Upian.
Owner at VRTOV, Documentary, Virtual Reality, Immersive Media.
Artist working with code as medium and theme.
Artist exploring current social and technological systems and structures for interacting with other people.
Senior Director Interactive at Tribeca Film Institute.
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.
Documentary Film and Installation Designer.
Executive Producer at National Film Board of Canada.
Producer dedicated to experimental documentary projects.
Multimedia artist and designer
International video journalist, filmmaker and writer for The New York Times.
Jason Spingarn-Koff is an Emmy and Peabody Award-winning filmmaker and journalist
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.
Space systems researcher, biologist, artist & community organizer.
Co-founder and head of Submarine.
Storyteller and entrepreneur mixing storytelling and technology.
Associate professor at Northwestern University and former multimedia producer for The New York Times.
Director, MIT Open Documentary Lab
Founder and owner of DEEP Inc.
ARTE is a European public-service cultural television channel that targets audiences from different cultural backgrounds, in particular French and German.
Digital production studio creating cinematic interactivity and unconventional storytelling.
Anagram is a creative studio who make immersive experiences, bringing together digital interaction and non-fiction storytelling
The CNC promotes, distributes, and supports projects across the French film, television, video, and multimedia industry.
Technology startup developing immersive experiences for next generation virtual reality devices.
Interactive storytelling studio exploring the intersection of comics, games, graphic novels, and e-books.
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.
Cultural venue dedicated to digital cultures, digital arts and current music.
British national daily newspaper with international and online/interactive offshoots.
An interactive production studio based in Paris, Honkytonk develops, produces, and distributes multimedia documentary films.
A multi-disciplinary design studio
The official new media program of IDFA, showcasing new forms of documentary storytelling, digital technology, and media art.
International co-financing market for documentaries and Europe’s largest gathering of filmmakers, TV commissioning editors, and documentary producers.
Digital development studio working on story-driven virtual reality experiences
An award winning collaborative interactive production studio, Jam3 blends creativity with technical wizardry.
Kickstarter is a funding platform for creative projects.
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.
Interactive design studio researching the social effects of technology.
Creative studio exploring the line between virtual and real-world experiences
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.
Stamen is a design and technology studio in San Francisco.
Bringing creatives together to meet and share ideas, whether it is music, film, or the internet.
The TFI New Media Fund looks for social issue media projects that use non-traditional and dynamic storytelling platforms to engage audiences.
Supporter of individual artists in the field, empowering filmmakers through grants and professional development.
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.
VICE is a global media channel focusing on investigative journalism and counter-culture videos