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.
We travel, we see a monument, we take a picture.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Take a picture of a picture from the past in the present.
Soul of Athens 2011 – Our Dreams Are Different – is a multimedia project showcasing different stories that examine the changing American Dream.
Everynone is a website with short documentary films made by a filmmaking team located in New York.
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.
Online platform webcasting daily episodes from the mountainous Italian region of Abruzzo, which focuses on its recovery from the huge earthquake it suffered six months ago.
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.
A documentary maker gets lost in the world’s most popular photosharing website.
An educational webdocumentary that lets viewers investigate the world of Chinese coal miners who risk their lives in state-owned and private coal plants. 300 photographs and many hours of video and sound were used to create a striking immersive environment.
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.
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.