Burma: The Dictatorship of The Absurd
A transforming sculpture investigates how soldiers who return from overseas missions “host” their all-encompassing but ill-defined horrors.
A digital recording of the residents of a Toronto high-rise as they work with an architect to improve their home.
An individual, immersive experience that uses the latest technologies to transport its users to a virtual mix between Shanghai and Brussels.
A portrait of happiness in the last Himalayan kingdom.
Drop your maternal anxieties into a collective virtual worry box.
An multimedia experiment in journalistic storytelling best experienced as an interactive film.
National Parks Project is a collaborative film, music, TV and new media project on Canada’s National Parks. Like never before.
A simple ritual of taking one photo each day and posting it online, along with a short story, beginning the day Jonathan Harris turned 30.
A global collective art project.
Soul of Athens 2011 – Our Dreams Are Different – is a multimedia project showcasing different stories that examine the changing American Dream.
Jan Rothuizen maps the world in his drawings: personal but not fictitious, sometimes journalistic but more often documentary, and always surprising.
A cinematic story machine that tells you who you are, based on the material possessions you hold dear.
A social website wants to end the taboo on talking about sex, using video messages, discussion forums and infographics.
Interactive snowmobile road trip across 2,000 inhospitable kilometers of Northern Canada by filmmaker Dianne Whelan.
Using photographs, text, audio, and film, audio-visual students from the small midwestern American town of Athens spotlight some of the city’s exceptional inhabitants and locations: the tattoo artist, the fashion doll, the banks of the Ohio River.
A blend of documentary, performance and video by Flemish theater group Berlin, which tells the story of the UNESCO world heritage site Zollverein, a coalmining complex in the German Ruhr area.
For Arcade Fire’s “We Used to Wait”, celebrated music video director Chris Milk’s combines music video iconography with the computer’s multi-screen potential to create a multimedia narrative that unfolds as the song progresses.
Placed together, a picture from a scrapbook and a careful reconstruction of it 20, 30 or 40 years later tell an enormous tale.
A debut by filmmaker Frederik Rieckher, Soul Patron presents a rich media journey through the atmosphere and culture of Japan, led by Tokotoko, an exquisitely animated bunny.
Filmed footage of bicycle thief and Slovenian immigrant Igor Kenk is transformed into a remarkable interactive, black-and-white comic book over documentary audio footage.
An expanding series of brief impressions of sometimes intriguing, sometimes alarming and always compelling stories the Golden State.
Kickoff to the extensive documentary project Highrise, which delves behind the myriad high-rise apartment windows that tower into the urban skylines of the world.
A multimedia portrait of the disappeared Canadian mining settlement of Pine Point by one of its former residents.
A playful look at global overpopulation and food shortages, inviting visitors to share what they would do if they had one minute to spare.
This film project seeks to create a new and free way of viewing and analyzing through short grassroots films.
Online remake project of Dziga Vertov’s classic.
On the award-winning Graffiti Archaeology website, visitors can visualize the evolution of graffiti art using a custom interface.
The visitor creates his or her own story from the collection of 163 film clips of prominent documentary filmmakers discussing their profession.
A poignant selection of photographs and text form a diary of the last years in the life of photographer Phillip Toledano’s father.
This short Flash film with clear graphic design visualizes the root causes of the American credit crisis.
A selection from 5,000 short interviews with people from all over the world that reveal what connects people to one another.
Data artist Aaron Koblin transformed flight patterns above the United States into colorful computer animations. The patterns that arise don’t only provide information, but are also a feast for the eye.
The Dumpster visualises 20,000 blog posts from 2005 that relate to romantic breakups. The interface is designed in such a way that links between the failed love affairs become visible.
Text Trends is a sendup of the ubiquitous line graphs and related information returned by services like Google Trends.
An interactive web documentary about what happens after you die. Thanatorama will be presented live on 27 November by producer Alexandre Brachet.
A documentary maker gets lost in the world’s most popular photosharing website.
A huge photographic collection of meticuously documented human identities and the similarities between them.
A collection of videos and websites by people documenting themselves, making one photo a day for many years in a row.
Since August 2005, We Feel Fine has been harvesting human feelings from weblogs.
Interactive installations, immersive performances and other unexpected representations of reality, presented by IDFA DocLab, Paradocs and Brakke Grond.
Live screening of two interactive web documentaries from the DocLab Competition Program: Goa Hippy Tribe and The Sexperience 1000
Multimedia exhibition that includes the DocLab installation HIGHRISE/Out My Window.
The annual IDFA DocLab presentation, including keynotes by Zach Wise and Ophira Eisenberg.
Live screening of the interactive webdocs The Test Tube with David Suzuki, HIGHRISE/Out My Window (Katerina Cizek) and Welcome to Pine Point (Paul Shoebridge & Mike Simons).
Live storytelling: the perfect antidote to screen fatigue – and a mighty enjoyable way to re-connect dizzy DocLabbers – after five days of screenings, projects, and talks exploring the future of narrative – with what we’re all trying to do here: share gosh-darned good stories.
Night 3 in the DocLab Live program, and they were lining up at the door of Tuschinski 4, for New York Times multimedia producer Zach Wise’s top web bookmarks selection, a bespoke pick of golden needles in that murky haystack they call “Internet”.
Dynamic documentary expansion at the DocLab 2010 launch.
New media open countless doors for inventive filmmakers, and their audiences, to forgo the machinations of the industry.
Exploring the web as a platform for innovation in the music video genre.
At the Interactive DocLab Lounge (located at Flemish cultural center De Brakke Grond), you are invited to create your own interactive documentary stories on a big screen. Discover new forms of documentary while navigating through the dozens of online projects
How should policy makers deal with the rapidly dissolving boundaries between media? Hans Maarten van den Brink, director of the Dutch Cultural Media Fund, calls for a focus on content instead of re-organizations.