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 Blindless 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.