This multimedia project explores the lives of city dwellers and shows how online communities can shape the physical world.
Blurring the boundaries between “born” and “made,” the futuristic menu of this fictional restaurant includes knitted steak and 3D-printed marrow eggs.
This addictive tableau vivant of a packed Piccadilly Circus allows observers to attach a limitless number of comment “tags” to the people in the crowd.
This interactive online documentary shows how citizen activists in Lahore are responding to extremism with art and culture.
A prisoner in Louisiana since 1972, Herman Wallace tells the disturbing story of his solitary confinement in a series of interactive animations.
The Louniverse visualizes how Loulou, Philip Toledano’s daughter, interacts with an iPad. “It was fascinating to see how rapt she became – disappearing so completely into a universe beyond the screen.”
A video installation on the split in modern Russian society, with streaming citizen video replacing the official media narrative.
Zilla van den Born fabricated the evidence of a five-week trip around Southeast Asia that she never took.
An immersive, interactive documentary on the cutting edge of art and computer code.
This dynamic interactive database charts the astonishing rise of the Pentecostal movement. At 35,000 new converts every day, it’s the fastest growing religion in the world.
Protest or riot? A comparison of reporting on unrest at Tiananmen Square in 1989 shows how various versions of the news crystallize into historical fact.
Uploading photos isn’t as harmless as you might think, as demonstrated by this amusing but unsettling online data project.
This interactive app takes the user on the stormy voyage to Bermuda that inspired John Lennon to make his album Double Fantasy.
Spend the night together with your partner in the virtual love hotel, which tastefully combines online erotic literature and photography.
You think refugees are passive victims? Then spend some time in Domiz in northern Iraq and find out what everyday life in a camp is really like.
This audiovisual whodunit keeps its podcast listeners in a perpetual state of tension – who killed the American schoolgirl Hae Min Lee?
A moral update on the Internet era on the basis of the seven deadly sins, presented as an interactive website with videos, posts and polls.
This collage of shrieking, roaring, growling and bellowing invites the viewer to contribute to an eternal scream.
How subtitles and dubbing can change the meaning of a film and even give a whole new interpretation to the images.
Kutiman creates whole new songs from YouTube videos: smoothly edited songs composed from the work of anonymous amateur musicians.
A true tale of survival in Somalia told from the pirate’s perspective.
Stories from the other side of the stadium.
The ISEE-3 was launched to study the Sun in 1978, but ended up redefining space flight. Now it’s on a new mission to become citizen science’s first spacecraft, with data accessible by everyone.
An interactive, layered exploration of post-crisis community (re)building in America. In the wake of disaster, who has the right to return?
An interactive journey into an exploding city.
How do Americans who identify as “white” experience their ethnicity?
The day that shocked the nation: these are the untold stories of the Cronulla riots.
This game, inspired by Alaska Native culture, brings the world of Iñupiaq stories alive.
A transmedia documentary about the process of reconciliation in post-genocide Rwanda. It tells the story of Musekeweya, ‘New Dawn’, a popular radio soap created to prevent new outbursts of violence.
An ongoing interactive web documentary based on video footage shot by Palestinians working with B’Tselem’s Camera Distribution Project.
How do you picture your European neighbours? Nationals from the 28 EU countries were asked this question. Stereotypes? Truths? Fantasies? It’s for you to see.
The story of a global conflict in the voices of 10 historians from around the world.
A 24-hour documentary experience enhanced on second screen.
A fact-based 5 part interactive web series exploring the impending threat of cyberwarfare. You never know who is in control.
A web documentary discovering the artistic geography and human landscape of Chile.
Finally rediscover your lost memories.
Starting from the city of Detroit, this crossmedia web documentary explores the DIY movement on at least 2 continents.
A documentary about the Rana Plaza disaster and the global garment industry.
Fifty years after Claude Jutra’s ‘The Devil’s Toy’, 14 directors across the world remix the pioneering film in an interactive experience.
Stories from behind the Blue Screen.
An immersive art app, re-creating two post-war communities that no longer exist.
Uncover the precarious world of risk.
This multimedia slow journalism project tells the shadow narrative to the upcoming Winter Olympics in Sochi, which is surrounded by conflict zones. It brings together long reads, photo series and TV reports.
This collaboration between Vincent Morisset and art rockers Arcade Fire is a fascinating experiment with interactivity, in which you the viewer get to build your own video installation at home.
In this web documentary, nine women working in the lesbian porn industry reveal all – their bodies and their innermost thoughts. Or do they?
A crowdsourcing project on the propagandistic “Taman Mini” amusement park, in which the films made by visitors lead to a dialogue about Indonesian history.
An interactive version of a subdued video about the lives of war veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder.
In this web documentary based on found footage, journalist Steven Poole explains at breakneck speed how the public debate is being corrupted with “unspeak.”
This multimedia collage is a morale booster for the residents of McDowell County, who keep hope alive in their shrinking region.
This surprising combination of video game and book maps out the multifaceted history of typography.
This latest episode in a multi-annual documentary project highlights the history of the vertical living, from the Tower of Babel to the skyscrapers in New York.
A groundbreaking fusion of documentary and video game in which visitors play the detective, unraveling the interests that lurk behind the Canadian oil industry
The artist Paolo Cirio prints life-sized pictures of people found on Google’s Street View, and posts them at the exact spot where they were taken.
This website compresses 1.2 billion Facebook profile photos into a full-screen mosaic, and a remarkable world atlas
This interactive photo book tells the story of Antonio “Pit” Allard, who retreats for the very last time into the Canadian wilderness to hunt.
This shocking web documentary captures the recent wave of suicides in France, which is on the verge of a collective burnout.
Passing Stranger – The East Village Poetry Walk is an audio tour of poetry related sites in New York City’s East Village.
When Documentary and Technology Converge
A simple but effective online timewaster: stop your cursor somewhere on the screen and a picture is loaded in which someone points right back at it.
In 12 short films, hosts Oleg and Katya take us on a tour of Ukraine, which hosted the European Soccer Cup last summer.
A crash course in parenthood, for women who are afraid to look worn out after childbirth and men who can’t multitask
A new generation of Chilean filmmakers joins forces on this online platform with snapshots of everyday goings-on in Chile.
Five dreamlike collages of image and sound transport us to disaster areas, after the reporters have left.
Wildlife in Banff National Park from the perspective of a grizzly bear and that of the park rangers watching her 24 hours a day.
This interactive tablet documentary allows you to swipe back and forth between a no-frills presentation of the violent confessions of former gang member Alma and an alternate image stream that puts it all in context.
The website as a confessional: insomniacs are asked to provide insight into their affliction, which will be used in an interactive artwork.
Three-dimensional web installation about the turbulent history of The Block, an aboriginal district in the heart of Sydney. Forty years on, it’s about to make way for a new development.
The story of Derek Boogaard, an NHL hockey player who died at 28 of an accidental drug and alcohol overdose, compounded with chronic skull fractures incurred on the ice.
A live web documentary about At Home, a major Canadian housing project that gave homes to 1,265 homeless people.
Award-winning innovative graphic novel app that reconstructs the battle for black gold in the Arab world, long before the Second World War broke out.
Life on July 24, 2010.
Burma: The Dictatorship of The Absurd
A transmedial documentary production about the final days of the Soviet system, told using old postcards.
A digital recording of the residents of a Toronto high-rise as they work with an architect to improve their home.
A portrait of happiness in the last Himalayan kingdom.
Drop your maternal anxieties into a collective virtual worry box.
We travel, we see a monument, we take a picture.
A 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.
An international cross media project contributing to the debate about migration to Europe and creating awareness about the real life of African migrants in Europe.
RISK! is a podcast and live show, where creative people tell true stories they never thought they’d dare to share.
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.
Hasan Elahi’s self-tracking system constantly and publicly presents his exact location, activities, and other personal data.
A global collective art project.
9-eyes curates images found on Google Maps Street View
Exploring people’s relationship to the sacred through the city’s landmark, Mount Royal.
An insider’s look at the operation that killed bin Laden
An interactive documentary project connecting local stories and communities in South Australia.
Africa to Australia is an interactive documentary that follows the stories of Africans who came to Australia.
Create and explore a visual archive of your social life.
Can you survive the hardships of poverty, unemployment and homelessness?
Multimedia piece about an amnesiac who is unable to recognize faces.
Life in Shatila, a decades-old Palestinian refugee camp in Beirut, whose 12,000 inhabitants are among the oldest group of refugees in the world.
An interactive documentary that plunges you into the worlds of 8 music fans and shows how the Internet has helped them forge their identities and relationships within various music subcultures.
Soul of Athens 2011 – Our Dreams Are Different – is a multimedia project showcasing different stories that examine the changing American Dream.
A Film about Hope, Fear and Digital Culture.
A simple and ingenious idea – a road trip across Germany – hundreds of miles from east to west and from north to south. A journey that thrives on totally random encounters with fifty very different people.
An austere animated web documentary in which four people who attempted but failed to commit suicide explain what drove them to their desperate act.
Goa hippies travel to the Indian beach paradise Anjuna Beach – the place where it all began.
A cinematic story machine that tells you who you are, based on the material possessions you hold dear.
Forty men and women look back on the 9/11 attacks.
A social website wants to end the taboo on talking about sex, using video messages, discussion forums and infographics.
Your brother is at war but life goes on.
Everything that newspapers and TV ignore is dealt with here, in 27 short films by retrained photojournalists, who capture crisis-ridden Greece in a creative, resolute way.
Documentary photographer Kadir van Lohuizen is traveling from the southern tip of Chile to the very north of Alaska, creating multimedia photo stories along the way.
What’ve your beloved kids ruined? Perhaps your couch? Your TV? Your marriage? Your dreams?
Choose your own field of vision in the images of a bloody protest in pre-revolutionary Libya or a chaotic police arrest on the streets of New Orleans.
What would you rescue if your house was on fire?
A search for creative, artistic ways to intervene in public space, presented both linearly and non-linearly. Winner IDFA DocLab Award for Digital Storytelling 2011.
New York Minute paints an original and interactive portrait of the legendary hometown of hip-hop.
Film pioneer Dziga Vertov’s remarkably innovative 1929 silent movie, complete with dissolves, split screen, slow motion and freeze frames.
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.
Multi-authored portrait of humanity which celebrates diversity, connectivity and digital democracy.
A hybrid documentary game addressing the impending energy crisis which includes animation, live action, documentary and fiction in a dynamic, choice-based narrative.
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.
A choice-based, digital tour of Paris, brought to you personally by the residents of the city’s rich, diverse and disparate neighbourhoods.
18 interactive journeys through the backstages of the huge Eurockéennes rock festival in Belfort, France featuring behind-the-scenes footage with the likes of Tricky, Kanye West and Slipknot.
Placed together, a picture from a scrapbook and a careful reconstruction of it 20, 30 or 40 years later tell an enormous tale.
A spectacularly popular website where visitors share their awkward family photos with one another and with the rest of the world: clumsy photos of gawky people in embarrassing situations.
The culmination of a 12-month project which saw director Alex Jablonski and cameraman Michael Totten shoot one new mini-documentary a month, and broadcast it online: a series fascinating and poetic portraits of people, groups and places around Greater Los Angeles.
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.
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 photo documentary with audio commentary spends three years in the lives of heroin addicts residing in a Manhattan apartment building.
Affectionate but unpitying black-and-white images capture the tough existence of people still living in declining rural areas of Iowa.
A heartwarming portrait of the care organizations in Port Augusta, Australia: the Men’s Shed, the Wami Kata home for the elderly, and the Young Fathers group.
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.
An investigation into the causes of the explosive global increase in obesity. According to the World Health Organization, 2.3 billion people will be obese by 2015.
Magnum photographer Patrick Zachmann’s trilogy on the student protests on Tian’anmen Square in 1989, and the impact of this event on the attitudes of an old and a new generation of Chinese.
An interactive recreation of the historic Apollo 11 mission to the Moon.
Pilot project for the National Film Board of Canada’s Filmmaker in Residence program, in which Katerina Cizek was placed “in residence” at the St. Michael Hospital in Toronto.
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.
The importance of water and the problems associated with it in the Great Lakes. Examined in 23 distinctly themed sections, using text, image and sound.
A poignant selection of photographs and text form a diary of the last years in the life of photographer Phillip Toledano’s father.
An interactive map of Canada presenting stories of the economic crisis that reveal the fighting spirit of employers and employees.
Social networking site with a twist: rather than looking for friends, users seek out opponents for debate and discussion.
An interactive map of the more than 4,000-mile-long Iron Curtain, illustrating the changes since the Berlin Wall came down.
For a day and a night, 80 camera teams followed the adventures of various residents of the German metropolis.
A selection from 5,000 short interviews with people from all over the world that reveal what connects people to one another.
This multimedia project allows visitors to upload embarrassing adolescent treasures such as diary extracts, poems, and photographs.
This web documentary on the prison industry is a road movie with interactive potential.
A road trip where people are randomly found and interviewed.
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.
On the website of the documentary Standard Operating Procedure, visitors can look through the photos of American soldiers torturing prisoners in the Abu Ghraib Prison in Iraq. Each photo is accompanied by explanations from the soldiers involved as well as expert commentary.
An animated movie bringing the words of the universal declaration of human rights to life with motion graphics of typography & symbolism.
“Web 2.0″ in just under 5 minutes.
An interactive web documentary about what happens after you die. Thanatorama will be presented live on 27 November by producer Alexandre Brachet.
Japan only produces about 40% of the food it consumes. This is the lowest among all major developed nations. Infographic movie commissioned by the Japanese ministry for agriculture, forestry and fisheries.
An associative chain of statistical diagrams that dissect human existence with a good sense of humour. Subjects such as death, school parties, hobbits and cable TV are visualized in overlapping coloured circles, graphics and connecting arrows.
Exhibition of photography and drawings from the interactive project Alma, a Tale of Violence.
Digital documentary pioneers turn their interactive documentary into a live cinema event. With Insitu and The Prism: Krisis Greece 2011, both selected for the IDFA DocLab Competition.
Connect to your fellow world residents without leaving the house. Step into their lives, learn about their dreams, hopes and fears.