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Tokyo Reverse

A nine-hour program that shows a man walking backwards through Tokyo, and nothing else – or so it appears.

An interesting new trend in broadcasting is 'Slow TV': television programs that last for hours and provide refreshingly slow and seemingly uneventful alternatives…
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The Louniverse

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.”

"I'm not sure when I started watching Loulou watch the ipad, but at some point it became mesmerizing. There was a strange beauty in the way the light played…
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Streaming Nation

A video installation on the split in modern Russian society, with streaming citizen video replacing the official media narrative.

In a country rife with political conflicts, where the state has been failing its citizens over and over again, the position of the media in Russia is precarious…
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Oh My Gosh, Zilla

Zilla van den Born fabricated the evidence of a five-week trip around Southeast Asia that she never took.

A trip around Asia is high on the wish list of many a recent graduate. Zilla van den Born did it too, traveling for five weeks around Cambodia, Laos and…
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Zero Point

One of the first 360-degree documentary films ever, investigating the future of virtual reality.

At IDFA DocLab 2011, photographer and filmmaker Danfung Dennis launched his groundbreaking iPad app Condition One. He returns this year with a new milestone:…
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Strangers with Patrick Watson

Visit singer-songwriter Patrick Watson’s studio through virtual reality.

One of the finest examples of immersive media to date: put on the virtual reality headset and feel as if you're physically present in Canadian musician…
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The Machine to Be Another

An interactive performance installation allowing the user to enter the body and mind of another person.

What would it be like for a woman to experience having a man’s body, for a physically fit jogger to find out what it’s like to be wheelchair-bound,…
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Cucalu: Rediscover Reality

This interactive iPhone game gets its players to take a fresh look at the world around them by having them photograph circles, squares and triangles in their hometown.

When we we’re on vacation, far from home, we notice all sorts of things with a heightened gaze that means we don’t miss a thing. But back home in our…
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Clouds

An immersive, interactive documentary on the cutting edge of art and computer code.

This immersive, interactive documentary places the audience on the cutting edge of art and computer code. Filmed using a new 3D format called RGBD and…
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Atlas of Pentecostalism

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.

Pentecostalism is an evangelical Protestant movement that emphasizes the presence of the Holy Spirit in the here and now and the personal relationship…
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Assent

An award-winning virtual reality documentary about a tragic memory of 1973 Chile.

Oscar Raby's Assent offers a moving immersive documentary experience that plays out in the virtual past. Through the Oculus Rift headset, media…
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{The And}

An interactive documentary in which the viewer can navigate through 30 couples discussing the big themes of love and relationships.

Together for three months and head over heels, or married for a quarter of a century and familiar with every wrinkle and idiosyncrasy. In both cases, love…
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Empire Interactive

This powerful and highly dynamic interactive documentary offers insight into the unintended long-term effects of Dutch colonialism, making them palpable.

A synagogue in the Indonesian hills, a Brazilian rainforest village populated by blond descendants of Dutch immigrants, an isolated “whites only” community…
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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.

Illegal, irresponsible and misleading – that’s what the Chinese authorities have to say in state media about the street protests in Hong Kong that…
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I Know Where Your Cat Lives

Uploading photos isn’t as harmless as you might think, as demonstrated by this amusing but unsettling online data project.

Millions of cat lovers from all over the world upload pictures of their fluffy housemates. This data project makes it possible to find out exactly who…
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In Limbo

Big data is drawing humanity ever deeper into the machine, and virtual immortality is around the corner.

Human memories can be deceiving. We forget, we distort and we condense. Efforts to find a more accurate alternative marked the beginnings of the Internet.…
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John Lennon: The Bermuda Tapes

This interactive app takes the user on the stormy voyage to Bermuda that inspired John Lennon to make his album Double Fantasy.

On June 6, 1980, John Lennon embarked on a remarkable voyage from Newport, Rhode Island to Bermuda. After starting off in calm waters, the next day the…
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Love Hotel Interactive

Spend the night together with your partner in the virtual love hotel, which tastefully combines online erotic literature and photography.

For the sexually curious among us who are still too tame for a swingers’ club or afraid of getting emotionally scarred, Love Hotel Interactive offers…
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Polar Sea 360

A 360-degree documentary that shows the climatological and cultural changes taking place in the Arctic area, literally from all sides.

It’s not so long ago that the Northwest Passage – a route connecting the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific through the arctic archipelago – was impassable…
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Refugee Republic

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.

People desperately or resignedly waiting for help in the heat and the dust – this is the image most of us associate with refugee camps. But that’s…
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Serial

This audiovisual whodunit keeps its podcast listeners in a perpetual state of tension – who killed the American schoolgirl Hae Min Lee?

This interactive quest is a search for the true circumstances behind the murder of the American schoolgirl Hae Min Lee in 1999, when she was found strangled…
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Seven Digital Deadly Sins

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.

The invention of the Internet is the most significant event in the history of mankind since the Industrial Revolution. Steam engines and factories freed…
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Primal

This collage of shrieking, roaring, growling and bellowing invites the viewer to contribute to an eternal scream.

Before the word, there is the scream. Before we argue, explain, justify, insult or pacify, there is the primal reaction, that physical utterance that comes…
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Somebody

This free app injects human contact into contemporary telecommunications like a “message in a bottle 2.0,” putting strangers in contact with one another.

At bus stations, in hotel lobbies, even at film festivals – everywhere we go, people have their noses buried in their phones. Everyone seems so busy…
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V.O.S.E. (Original Version Subtitled in Spanish)

How subtitles and dubbing can change the meaning of a film and even give a whole new interpretation to the images.

In countries where films aren’t dubbed, audiences are so used to subtitles that they hardly even notice them, even when the translation differs markedly…
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Thru You Too

Kutiman creates whole new songs from YouTube videos: smoothly edited songs composed from the work of anonymous amateur musicians.

Ever uploaded a song you've written and sung to YouTube? Or your flute practice or drum lessons? Then you might well recognize yourself on Kutiman’s…
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Trojan Offices

An installation exploring the beauty and complexity of technology, and providing a glimpse into unsuspecting coffeepots and offices all over the world.

Twenty five years ago, at the Cambridge University computer lab, someone went to get a cup of coffee from the kitchen - only to discover the coffee pot…
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Last Hijack

A true tale of survival in Somalia told from the pirate’s perspective.

Last Hijack Interactive is an online transmedia experience that allows you to explore the hijacking of a ship in Somalia. Combining animation…
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Who Are The Champions

Stories from the other side of the stadium.

A web documentary exploring the impact of the FIFA World Cup. What is the effect of the international sports spectacle on the people who live and work…
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A Spacecraft for All

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.

This Chrome Experiment follows the unlikely odyssey of the ISEE-3, a spacecraft launched in 1978 to study the Sun, but better known for its amazing accomplishments…
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Land of Opportunity

An interactive, layered exploration of post-crisis community (re)building in America. In the wake of disaster, who has the right to return?

From New York to New Orleans, Detroit to Boston, what is your city becoming? In the wake of disaster—be it natural or man-made—who has the right to…
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Lagos Wide and Close

An interactive journey into an exploding city.

Every hour, an estimated 52 people start new lives in Lagos. As the largest port and commercial center of Nigeria, it is home to approximately 16 million…
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The Whiteness Project

How do Americans who identify as “white” experience their ethnicity?

The Whiteness Project is an interactive investigation into how Americans who identify as “white” experience their ethnicity. The project…
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Cronulla Riots

The day that shocked the nation: these are the untold stories of the Cronulla riots.

On December 11, 2005 a riot occurred on Cronulla Beach in Sydney's south targeting men of ‘Middle Eastern appearance’. Phrases like “100% Aussie…
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Never Alone

This game, inspired by Alaska Native culture, brings the world of Iñupiaq stories alive.

Never Alone (Kisima Ingitchuna) is the first game developed in collaboration with the Iñupiat, an Alaska Native people. Nearly 40 Alaska Native…
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Love Radio

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.

Love Radio is a transmedia documentary about the process of reconciliation in post-genocide Rwanda by Anoek Steketee and Eefje Blankevoort. It…
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Points of View

An ongoing interactive web documentary based on video footage shot by Palestinians working with B’Tselem’s Camera Distribution Project.

The basis for this documentary project is video footage from B’Tselem, The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories. In…
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Love Your Neighbour

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.

Among Europeans, clichés are long-lived! Directors have met citizens in the 28 countries of the Union. They…
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A Global Guide to the First World War

The story of a global conflict in the voices of 10 historians from around the world.

Ten historians from 10 countries give a brief history of the first world war through a global lens. Using original news reports, interactive maps and rarely-seen…
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24h Jerusalem

A 24-hour documentary experience enhanced on second screen.

24h Jerusalem tells the story of one day in this magical city full of contradictions. An extraordinary project from the heart of a conflicted…
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Netwars / Out of CTRL

A fact-based 5 part interactive web series exploring the impending threat of cyberwarfare. You never know who is in control.

Within a few minutes after a nationwide blackout, life in the metropolises collapses. Famines, lootings and riots follow. It bears resemblance to a scenario…
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Remote Landscape (País Remoto)

A web documentary discovering the artistic geography and human landscape of Chile.

Remote Landscape (País Remoto) is a web documentary that discovers the artistic geography and human landscape of Chile. It is a virtual and…
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SYNAPS

Finally rediscover your lost memories.

“Synapse (from Greek. syn = together; haptein = to touch, to clasp; thus a connection) designates a functional contact…
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DIY Manifesto

Starting from the city of Detroit, this crossmedia web documentary explores the DIY movement on at least 2 continents.

Starting from the city of Detroit in the USA, this customizable crossmedia web documentary explores the DIY movement on at least 2 continents, as a new…
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The Shirt on Your Back

A documentary about the Rana Plaza disaster and the global garment industry.

It was the worst industrial accident anywhere in the world for a generation - on 24 April 2013 a factory building on the outer edges of Dhaka collapsed.…
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The Devil’s Toy Redux

Fifty years after Claude Jutra’s ‘The Devil’s Toy’, 14 directors across the world remix the pioneering film in an interactive experience.

1966, Montreal. With a shoulder-mounted camera, Claude Jutra makes one of the first skateboarding films in the world, The Devil’s Toy. Through…
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Behind the Blue Screen

Stories from behind the Blue Screen.

Although a flood of news reaches us daily, we don't hear a lot of new stories from Iran. The country has just a few foreign correspondents left and many…
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Circa 1948

An immersive art app, re-creating two post-war communities that no longer exist.

Enter the shadows of post-war Vancouver through this immersive interactive art app for iPad and iPhone co-created by internationally renowned artist Stan…
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The Risk Takers Survival Guide

Uncover the precarious world of risk.

The Risk Takers Survival Guide explores how you engage with risk, and by talking to wing suit flyers, parkour runners, and academics, aiming to…
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DocLab Expo: Immersive Reality

20-30 November 2014

Discover the latest interactive documentaries and apps, explore immersive installations and play with some of the most exciting new media technologies…
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Exhibition: Opening Night

Thursday 20 November 2014

Festive opening of the Doclab: Immersive Reality exhibition by IDFA and Brakke Grond, as well as the Aernout Mik installation presented by IDFA…
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Financing Market: IDFA Crossmedia Forum

Discover some of the best new media projects currently seeking financing and partners.

The IDFA Forum is one of the most important co-financing and co-production markets in the international documentary industry. Its annual Crossmedia Pitching…
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VR Screening Room

20-30 November 2014

After decades of troublesome experimentation, Virtual Reality is now on the brink of a breakthrough. Come to the Virtual Reality Screening Room and experience…
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DocLab Live: Stories from the Digital Lowlands

Wednesday 26 November 2014

Live cinema event with some of the most remarkable multimedia projects and storytellers from the Lowlands, such as designer Daniel Disselkoen, comedian…
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DocLab Live: Virtual Reality Showcase

Tuesday 25 November 2014

A live showcase of pioneering artists, storytellers and filmmakers exploring the potential of virtual reality, computational photography and 360-degree…
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DocLab Live: Love & Other Digital Sins

Monday 24 November 2014

Live cinema event about love and other digital sins. American comedian Ophira Eisenberg (NPR, The Moth) takes the audience on an interactive search for…
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DocLab Live: Who is Your Data?

Saturday 22 November 2014

We're all being tracked. Everywhere we take our smartphones and everything we do online, we're leaving behind a digital footprint. We complain about Facebook…
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DocLab Live: Random Access Memory

Friday 21 November 2014

How do we remember and how do we forget in a world dominated by a collective digital brain called the Internet? Live screening with Antoine Viviani's new…
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DocLab Interactive Conference 2014

Sunday 23 November 2014

How do we explore digital behaviour and redefine the documentary genre in the digital age? The one-day DocLab Interactive Conference is one of the highlights…
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Serial wins IDFA DocLab Award for Interactive Storytelling 2014

“The winning project is a murder mystery told 15 years after the fact. With its serialized audio podcast format and well-chosen supplementary materials, the project makes an old-fashioned medium feel new again.”

The IDFA DocLab Award for Digital Storytelling (€ 2,500) went to Serial (USA) by Sarah Koenig and Julie Snyder. Serial is an audio-visual…

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