A camera, a compass, and a clock narrate images based on location and time using machine intelligence.
A movement study exploring the characteristics of successful news photos.
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 journalist gives readers a visceral, intimate sense of what it’s like to report on the Syrian war.
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.
By uploading photos of everyday life, “ordinary people” from all over the world show the place they live from a different perspective.
Future Cities is a transmedia documentary about five emerging cities. Cities behind the obvious; because we all know Rio de Janeiro and Shanghai are booming.
Selfies is a collection of over 9000 portraits taken from Instagram, which featured first in the Dutch national newspaper de Volkskrant.
The Parade is an authentic fable. It tells the tales of Cloclo number 18, a cheerleader, of Jonathan, a tuning fan, of Freddy, who breeds fighting cocks and of Gros Bleu, a carrier pigeon.
4Stelle Hotel is a web documentary that recounts a day in the life of the multiethnic community that occupied the abandoned luxury hotel on Via Prenestina in Rome and transformed it into their own home.
A serene photo and video portrait of the predominantly African American residents of a housing project in South Los Angeles.
Zilla van den Born fabricated the evidence of a five-week trip around Southeast Asia that she never took.
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.
Uploading photos isn’t as harmless as you might think, as demonstrated by this amusing but unsettling online data project.
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.
This game, inspired by Alaska Native culture, brings the world of Iñupiaq stories alive.
This multimedia slow journalism project tells the shadow narrative to the upcoming Winter Olympics in Sochi, which is surrounded by conflict zones. It brings together long reads, photo series and TV reports.
An interactive version of a subdued video about the lives of war veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder.
This latest episode in a multi-annual documentary project highlights the history of the vertical living, from the Tower of Babel to the skyscrapers in New York.
A groundbreaking fusion of documentary and video game in which visitors play the detective, unraveling the interests that lurk behind the Canadian oil industry
This interactive photo book tells the story of Antonio “Pit” Allard, who retreats for the very last time into the Canadian wilderness to hunt.
This shocking web documentary captures the recent wave of suicides in France, which is on the verge of a collective burnout.
Firestorm is an immersive, media-rich experience about a small Tasmanian town that was devastated by a catastrophic bushfire on January 4, 2013.
Gare du nord is the biggest of Europe.500.000 persons cross it every day, coming from Paris, Lille, London, Amsterdam.
Passing Stranger – The East Village Poetry Walk is an audio tour of poetry related sites in New York City’s East Village.
When Documentary and Technology Converge
A simple but effective online timewaster: stop your cursor somewhere on the screen and a picture is loaded in which someone points right back at it.
In 12 short films, hosts Oleg and Katya take us on a tour of Ukraine, which hosted the European Soccer Cup last summer.
A new generation of Chilean filmmakers joins forces on this online platform with snapshots of everyday goings-on in Chile.
“The most beautiful place in the world to tell stories”: a platform where users can share their life stories in pictures, text and audio
Wildlife in Banff National Park from the perspective of a grizzly bear and that of the park rangers watching her 24 hours a day.
This interactive tablet documentary allows you to swipe back and forth between a no-frills presentation of the violent confessions of former gang member Alma and an alternate image stream that puts it all in context.
We travel, we see a monument, we take a picture
National Parks Project is a collaborative film, music, TV and new media project on Canada’s National Parks. Like never before.
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.
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 interactive documentary project connecting local stories and communities in South Australia.
Africa to Australia is an interactive documentary that follows the stories of Africans who came to Australia.
Multimedia piece about an amnesiac who is unable to recognize faces.
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.
Goa hippies travel to the Indian beach paradise Anjuna Beach – the place where it all began.
A sensory journey into the heart of Tchernobyl’s exclusion zone – the forbidden area around the nuclear power plant.
Forty men and women look back on the 9/11 attacks.
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?
New York Minute paints an original and interactive portrait of the legendary hometown of hip-hop
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.
A choice-based, digital tour of Paris, brought to you personally by the residents of the city’s rich, diverse and disparate neighbourhoods.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A poignant selection of photographs and text form a diary of the last years in the life of photographer Phillip Toledano’s father.
A series of miniature portraits in sound and photographs; each introduces just one of the more than eight million inhabitants of New York City.
This multimedia project allows visitors to upload embarrassing adolescent treasures such as diary extracts, poems, and photographs.
Photographs are presented as a framework to tell the moment-to-moment story of a whale hunt in Northern Alaska.
A documentary maker gets lost in the world’s most popular photosharing website.
A huge photographic collection of meticuously documented human identities and the similarities between them.
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.
A collection of videos and websites by people documenting themselves, making one photo a day for many years in a row.
Live event celebrating the unique work of documentary artist Jan Rothuizen. with performances by Hans Aarsman, Dirk van Weelden and the launch of Rothuizen’s latest book: The Soft Atlas of the Netherlands
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.
Live screening of two interactive web documentaries from the DocLab Competition Program: Goa Hippy Tribe and The Sexperience 1000
IDFA DocLab is organising partner of PhotoStories, a new conference about webdocumentary and photography-based multimedia storytelling.