An immersive journey into the uncertainty and despair of the UK’s immigration detention system.
Using state-of-the-art technology C.a.p.e. Drop_Dog teleports the visitor to the stage and into the core of two short stories.
Through the making of “I, Daniel Blake”, and through his previous films, “How to Make a Ken Loach Film” explores how the director depicts reality.
Explore the experiential and analytical routes in investigating Hong Kong home cultures.
Combining verité filming, interviews and video diary, the documentary puts a human face on the quandary of finding a place in 21st century society.
An innovative way to experience Bosch’s most famous painting up close and personal.
WE ARE DATA – Mirror Room is an installation that lets you experience how it feels to become data.
A crowdsourced story that goes further than just the EU, but a story that brings together cultural, geographical and political Europe.
Angelina Joshua fights to save her language or ‘lingo’, ‘Marra’ – one of the oldest languages in the world.
This could be described as a “meta-interactive-doc”, an experimental interactive documentary that reflects on the new genre.
Step into one man’s memories of a moment that changed Irish history forever: the 1916 Easter Rising.
A camera, a compass, and a clock narrate images based on location and time using machine intelligence.
A virtual reality documentary that puts viewers face-to-face with the last northern white rhinos.
A story-driven adventure about choices and consequences, chaos and order, where you are dropped into the world of a real revolution.
A movement study exploring the characteristics of successful news photos.
A viral, vibrant, living homage to Dadaism, connected to our times like Dada was at war with its own.
What does it mean, to be young in Europe nowadays?
Experience what it means to be a girl in Sierra Leone and deal with the issues that affect girls on a daily basis.
A WebVR series about some of life’s most basic and essential pursuits: eating, pooping, sleeping, etc.
A tech-noir espionage object taking inspiration from the set of La Jetee, Blade Runner or THX 1138.
Explore the history of a highlight of the Olympic Games: the hundred meter sprint finals.
Players explore the world of the 19th century short story, The Yellow Wall-paper and its author, Charlotte Perkins Gilman who was an important suffragist.
A performance and installation that annotates, illustrates, and reimagines a collection of found audio recordings from the early ‘50s.
Grandmas Project is a collaborative webseries – under the patronage of UNESCO – sharing the recipes and stories from grandmas around the world, filmed by their grandchildren.
This interactive documentary allows users to virtually explore one of Toronto’s most multicultural and vibrant neighbourhoods.
A journalist gives readers a visceral, intimate sense of what it’s like to report on the Syrian war.
Team Gaza is an interactive documentary about a group of young Palestinians seeking for happiness in the Gaza Strip.
Follow the stories of five individuals who were incarcerated for Life Without Parole (Natural Life) for crimes they committed as youth.
A journey to the land of indigenous elder Nyarri Morgan and the Martu tribe in the remote Western Australian desert.
Explore the beauty, dangers and mythological allure of London’s Victorian sewer system in an interactive documentary that blends podcast journalism and VR gaming.
Spoken messages to the popular Turkish artist Zeki Müren (1931-1996) speak of an underlying nostalgia for a Turkey of bygone days.
A virtual journey from the refugee crisis in Europe to the bloodbath in Syria, placing the dry “data reality” of the news in an emotional perspective.
An interactive web animation in which a grandson relates in words and drawn images the eventful life of his grandfather, who is starting to suffer from dementia.
Follower is a service providing you for just a few hours with your own real-life follower – an invisible companion who watches over you attentively.
A seminal piece in the history of interactive documentary, reimagined and re-released as a virtual reality experience.
An artist creates two life-size 3-D portraits of jailed WikiLeaks whistleblower Chelsea Manning on the basis of her DNA.
A powerful, stylized portrayal of the pride, hope and pent-up anger felt by the people of Flint, Michigan, a symbol of all that can go wrong with the American Dream.
In a likeable, playful clickbait experience, you are rewarded for exploring all the interactive possibilities of your mouse.
A surprising journey away from the connected world and into the lives of people living in “white spots” without Internet or cell phone reception all over the world.
An online dating service matches subscribers on the basis of their scent. Use your molecular intuition to find out who you really find attractive.
An immersive and sensory portrait of Mexico City, in collaboration with 12 Mexican artists from various disciplines.
A 3-D reconstruction of the notorious Saydnaya prison in Syria, on the basis of testimony from former prisoners who were held there in fear and darkness.
Experience the inhumane conditions of the Calais “jungle” and travel with Aamir from South Sudan via Libya and across the Mediterranean to his new “home.”
A virtual experience of forgotten answering machine messages and a very special videotape that director and found footage fanatic Bert Hana picked up in a second-hand store in France.
A poetic, interactive VR documentary in which the residents of the run-down Dizengoff Square in Tel Aviv muse on their lives, loves, longing and loneliness.
In this intimate, alienating and comforting audio walk, strangers become friends and the people we once knew become strangers.
Step into the comfortable dream space and help build this big experimental Canadian dream project.
Catch a glimpse of a world where flames light a up in black and white, trees have turned pink and a rainbow holds a thousand shades of grey.
A multimedia project on the hundred photos that have shaped our world. Short films, essays and stories from those who have made the news explain why.
Bioni Samp’s bees don’t just make honey – they also make music. A fascinating, mind-expanding glimpse into the exceptional world inside the beehive.
The 3-D scanner as a portal to the virtual space. Play with true-to-life replicas of the artist’s body.
By uploading photos of everyday life, “ordinary people” from all over the world show the place they live from a different perspective.
Modern relationships bring new dilemmas. This interactive web series present you with different couples and the choices they should make. What would you advise?
Travel the globe and let the world news help you discover surprising connections between places that are close together or far apart.
An installation on the Wi-Fi Whisperer, who in a robot-like voice intones information from Wi-Fi networks, giving a scarily complete impression of us.
Marvel at this science fiction perspective. You can assemble this story about a biologist who clicks organs together by clicking on the different elements online.
Imagine you are the conductor of an animal orchestra in this interactive and incredibly detailed natural soundscape, compiled by artist and nature recordist Bernie Krause.
What’s it like to be blind? Notes on Blindness is an enchanting, award-winning interactive VR experience, based on the audio diary of author and theologian John Hull.
A meditative virtual walk through the mental worlds of a former member of the Unification Church, a skinhead and a jihadist.
Virtual reality pioneer Zillah Watson tells you all about storytelling in emerging consumer technology.
Join Jessica Brillhart, principal filmmaker for VR at Google, for a masterclass on VR and immersive storytelling, its promises, constraints and vast complexities.
With over 10 years of digital non-fiction art production behind us, this talk explores future developments of interactive storytelling and how to fund it.
Invite-only expert session on the preservation of interactive documentary art.
The Immersive Network Summit brings together experts from all corners of the interactive and immersive storytelling industry to formulate the next steps in developing the medium.
A program of short stories that would never have existed without the internet.
Trigger your senses and experience 30 of the world’s best interactive documentaries, virtual reality experiences and physical installations in the 10-day DocLab: Elastic Reality exhibition.
Now in its fourth year, the annual DocLab Interactive Conference brings together leading artists and thinkers from the world of art, technology, science and documentary.
Immersive storytelling is going through an unprecedented evolution. But where does the hype end and do new art forms take shape?
An evening exploring the narrative potential of privacy, intimacy and following.
A live performance experience, inviting the audience to share their dreams and turn them into music.
A presentation of absurd inventions that expand our existing notions of reality and confront us with our tech-obsessed everyday lives.
Exclusive live performance event in which the audience – if all goes well – merges into one virtual individual.
Join us for the opening night of the DocLab: Elastic Reality program.
Winners of the IDFA DocLab Award for Digital Storytelling and Scenic IDFA DocLab Immersive Non-Fiction Award announced at IDFA’s 29th award ceremony.
MIT professor William Uricchio reflects on ten years of IDFA DocLab.
DocLab is open to all sorts of interactive projects, ranging from webdocs, apps and virtual reality projects to data art, multimedia journalism, installations and live performances.