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Photo Opportunities

We travel, we see a monument, we take a picture.

Where is the optimum spot to photograph a monument? Photo Opportunities explores the varying frames captured of famed landmarks and constructs distorted…
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The Johnny Cash Project

A global collective art project.

The Johnny Cash Project is a global collective art project. Through the website, viewers are invited to share their vision of Johnny…
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9-eyes

9-eyes curates images found on Google Maps Street View

Curated by Jon Rafman, 9-eyes.com is a website collection that lets you explore the many unusual and unexpected images of people and places found on Google…
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Holy Mountain

Exploring people’s relationship to the sacred through the city’s landmark, Mount Royal.

Holy Mountain is an interactive documentary produced by the NFB that explores people's relationship to the sacred through the city's landmark, Mount…
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Mobile Thrill – Shots of Reality

A machine that distributes unadulterated shots of reality to mobile phones

There is a mysterious machine at the IDFA Festival box office. Follow the instructions and temporarily entrust your phone to the machine, and you will…
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New York Minute

New York Minute paints an original and interactive portrait of the legendary hometown of hip-hop.

The webdocumentary New York Minute is an original and interactive portrait of the legendary hometown of hip-hop. The main components are a series of mini-documentaries…
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Man With A Movie Camera

Film pioneer Dziga Vertov’s remarkably innovative 1929 silent movie, complete with dissolves, split screen, slow motion and freeze frames.

Dziga Vertov's Man With A Movie Camera is considered one of the most innovative and influential films of the silent era. Startlingly modern, this film…
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This Land

Interactive snowmobile road trip across 2,000 inhospitable kilometers of Northern Canada by filmmaker Dianne Whelan.

In March 2007, seven members of a Canadian army rangers unit went by snowmobile to the most northerly point of Canadian territory, just a few hundred kilometers…
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Soul of Athens

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.

No, it's not the Greek capital, but the small midwestern American town that is the focus of this collection of student projects. Athens is the home of…
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Tagfish

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.

DocLab tip from the IDFA Paradocs program: The…
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Planet Galata – A Bridge in Istanbul

Dynamic documentary portrait of the characters and hotspots of Istanbul’s Galata Bridge, directed by non-linear narrative pioneer Florian Thalhofer, and created using his bespoke Korsakow software.

A documentary portrait of Galata Bridge and the surrounding area in Istanbul, Turkey - a microcosm reflecting the rich cultural diversity of the city as…
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One Day on Earth

Multi-authored portrait of humanity which celebrates diversity, connectivity and digital democracy.

Five years after the launch of YouTube, the number of people capable and willing to document their own lives and upload video to the web has grown exponentially.…
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Collapsus

A hybrid documentary game addressing the impending energy crisis which includes animation, live action, documentary and fiction in a dynamic, choice-based narrative.

A glimpse into the near future, Collapsus is an examination of the impending energy crisis from the perspective of 10 young global citizens who…
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The Wilderness Downtown

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.

This interactive music video of the song "We Used to Wait" by the American indie band Arcade Fire was made partly to exhibit the power of the new web standard…
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Les Communes de Paris

A choice-based, digital tour of Paris, brought to you personally by the residents of the city’s rich, diverse and disparate neighbourhoods.

Digital wanderings through the streets of Paris in the company of the city's inhabitants. You embark on a journey from one of the 14 starting points located…
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iROCK

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.

iROCK is an interactive journey around the backstage of one of the biggest rock festivals in Europe, Eurockéennes in Belfort, France. In all there are…
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Young Me/Now Me

Placed together, a picture from a scrapbook and a careful reconstruction of it 20, 30 or 40 years later tell an enormous tale.

The projects on Ze Frank's website put the visitor's creativity to the test. Young Me/Now Me is the latest in vlog guru Ze Frank's series of participatory…
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Awkward Family Photos

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.

It began as an in-joke between two friends, and Awkward Family Photos quickly became a worldwide Internet hit, attracting millions of views a…
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Sparrow Songs

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.

Each month for a year, director Alex Jablonski and cameraman Michael Totten filmed a new documentary. From November 2009 to October 2010, they placed…
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Soul Patron

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.

In Buddhism, Mizuko Jiz is the protector of deceased children: children who died before their parents in particular. In the form of an interactive journey…
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Kenk

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.

Slovenian immigrant Igor Kenk was filmed in and around his second-hand bicycle shop in Toronto - until his arrest for bike theft. The footage forms the…
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California is a Place

An expanding series of brief impressions of sometimes intriguing, sometimes alarming and always compelling stories the Golden State.

California Is a Place offers a look at California as part of an expanding series of brief impressions of people and places in the state. The subtitle…
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HIGHRISE/Out My Window

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.

Concrete gray apartment buildings have been the most common form of housing for the past half-century. You can find them all over the world, and they all…
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Welcome to Pine Point

A multimedia portrait of the disappeared Canadian mining settlement of Pine Point by one of its former residents.

The town was built in the 1960s, but closed down with the mine when the stocks of zinc and lead ore ran out in the late 1980s: literally torn down and…
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The Test Tube with David Suzuki

A playful look at global overpopulation and food shortages, inviting visitors to share what they would do if they had one minute to spare.

A small project from the National Film Board of Canada, one of the most successful and progressive organizations operating in the world of digital documentary…
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Industry Panel: What’s up-and-coming, and what’s passé?

Defining which tools, formats, techniques we should hone – and which would best be left along the wayside of the interactive documentary landscape.

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DocLab Dance Night: The Web Rocks

IDFA’s annual new media party, directly following the DocLab live screening of interactive music docs. Free admission.

The party, held at the Escape Club, includes remixes of documentary music videos from SubmarineChannel's 2Pause.com and a live-set by the Belgian mash-up…
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Expanding Documentary Expo

Multimedia exhibition that includes the DocLab installation HIGHRISE/Out My Window.

IDFA DocLab has joined forces with cultural centre De Brakke Grond to explore the documentary genre through visual art and theatre. In the exhibition…
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DocLab Presentation: Back to the Future

The annual IDFA DocLab presentation, including keynotes by Zach Wise and Ophira Eisenberg.

Under the influence of new media, new kinds of documentary are emerging, such as interactive web documentaries. This presentation will shed light on the…
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DocLab Live 4: The Web Rocks

Free screening of the most visually innovative online and interactive music documentaries.

Les Communes…
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DocLab Live 5: Objective Stories

IDFA DocLab and Micha Wertheim from Echt Gebeurd present an evening packed with true life tales – told live on stage and on the big screen.

Including the New York storyteller Ophira Eisenberg (The Moth/Risk), the Texan stewardess Faye Lane (The Moth) and the online projects Awkward Family Photos…
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DocLab Live 1: Going Places

Live screening of two ‘interactive road movies’, Sparrow Songs (Alex Jablonski; international premiere) and Soul Patron (Frederik Rieckher; world premiere)

Soul Patron A debut by filmmaker Frederik Rieckher, Soul Patron presents a rich media journey through the atmosphere and culture of Japan,…
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DocLab Live 3: A Showcase by Zach Wise (NYTimes.com)

Zach Wise, the multimedia producer spearheading the groundbreaking projects by New York Times online, showcases his favorite online documentaries and multimedia-projects during a live presentation.

Besides screwing up the business models of the newspaper industry, television and other 'old media', internet and digital media are also giving us amazing…
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DocLab Live 2: 3 Stories of Time & Place

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).

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DocLab Interview 3_Ophira Eisenberg & Faye Lane

The ladies of The Moth talk balls (and explain how to spin a cracking yarn).

DocLab Interview 2_Frederik Rieckher

Debut interactive documentalist Frederik Rieckher emotes on his exquisite, non-linear quest through Japan, Soul Patron, in this exclusive little interview.

DocLab Interview 1_Kat Cizek

The winner of the IDFA DocLab Award for Digital Storytelling introduced for the first time in 2010, talks about her HIGHRISE project, and new media for social change (or lack thereof).

Review: DocLab Live 5 / Objective Stories

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.

Review: DocLab Live 2 / Three Stories of Time & Place

The second live screening for this year’s interactive IDFA program featured three very different web projects, which nonetheless hail from what seems to be emerging as the Godmother of Non-Linear / Non-Fiction: the fair nation of Canada.

Review: DocLab Live 1 / Going Places

The first in DocLab 2010’s line-up of 5 live interactive screenings at Amsterdam’s Tuschinski cinema, featuring web road movies in Japan and California.

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Industry Event: Cross Media pitch at IDFA

Emerging new media formats snatch some limelight at IDFA 2010.

Review: IDFA DocLab 2010 Opening Night

Dynamic documentary expansion at the DocLab 2010 launch.

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Going Places

New media open countless doors for inventive filmmakers, and their audiences, to forgo the machinations of the industry.

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The Web Rocks

Exploring the web as a platform for innovation in the music video genre.

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Three Stories

Connect to your fellow world residents without leaving the house. Step into their lives, learn about their dreams, hopes and fears.

Katerina Cizek collected people and their stories from all over the globe and stored them in a highrise.

Create your own screening

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

At the Interactive DocLab Lounge (located at Flemish cultural center De Brakke Grond), you are invited…

Beyond Barriers

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.

Written by Hans Maarten van den Brink The new government in The Netherlands forecasts hard times for publicly financed media and culture.…
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New Award for Digital Documentary Storytellers

Introducing the IDFA DocLab Award for Digital Documentary Storytelling, sponsored by Canon.

IDFA presents a new documentary award: the IDFA DocLab Award for Digital Storytelling. The prize is awarded to the DocLab project that uses digital technology…
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True Stories: A New York Phenomenon

The simple concept of having people stand on a podium and tell real-life, autobiographical stories, is all the rage in New York as testified by the wildly popular events organized by the now legendary storytelling collective The Moth.

Written by Micha Wertheim The queue in New York’s SoHo reaches far beyond the corner of Crosby Street 126, a bookshop which, tonight, will…
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Juror #1: Alexandre Brachet

Introducing the jury for the 1st IDFA DocLab Award for Digital Storytelling, sponsored by Canon.

37-year-old Alexandre Brachet, e-producer and CEO of ‘web producer’ Upian, is one of the world’s…
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Juror #3: Zach Wise

Introducing the jury for the 1st IDFA DocLab Award for Digital Storytelling, sponsored by Canon.

Zach Wise is an award-winning producer for the New York Times, where his recent work…
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Juror #2: Antoinette Hoes

Introducing the jury of the 1st IDFA DocLab Award for Digital Storytelling

Antoinette Hoes is an expert in the field of online media and communications. She is the founder and managing director of

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