An immersive journey into the uncertainty and despair of the UK’s immigration detention system.
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.
Experience what it means to be a girl in Sierra Leone and deal with the issues that affect girls on a daily basis.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
The interactive documentary Why Srebrenica Had To Fall is part of an ongoing investigation lasting 20 years, into the circumstances of the genocide in the Bosnian enclave of Srebrenica in 1995.
SMART and OKIO REPORT transport you to Jisr al-Shughur, Syria, to experience the tragedy as if you were there.
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.
Offshore VR takes its audience into a derelict, shattered drill platform far away in some unspecified ocean where something has gone terribly wrong.
Pirate Fishing is an interactive investigation set in Sierra Leone.
November 9th 2014 marked the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.
Virtual reality deployed in the battle against domestic violence makes the viewer an eyewitness to a dangerous situation.
This installation and app invites you to step into the very heart of conflict situations and find out why people engage in violence.
In 10 powerful Internet videos from Al Jazeera, we share the pasts and futures of Syrian refugees in Lebanon.
A prisoner in Louisiana since 1972, Herman Wallace tells the disturbing story of his solitary confinement in a series of interactive animations.
How do Americans who identify as “white” experience their ethnicity?
An ongoing interactive web documentary based on video footage shot by Palestinians working with B’Tselem’s Camera Distribution Project.
A documentary about the Rana Plaza disaster and the global garment industry.
Stories from behind the Blue Screen.
A crowdsourcing project on the propagandistic “Taman Mini” amusement park, in which the films made by visitors lead to a dialogue about Indonesian history.
An interactive version of a subdued video about the lives of war veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder.
This animated infographic shows that clandestine drone attacks carried out in Pakistan by the American military claim almost exclusively innocent victims.
This multimedia collage is a morale booster for the residents of McDowell County, who keep hope alive in their shrinking region.
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 shocking web documentary captures the recent wave of suicides in France, which is on the verge of a collective burnout.
Presenting itself as a high-end real estate agency’s website, this labyrinthine web-documentary uses expropriated houses to uncover Palestinian stories of displacement from West Jerusalem.
Animated interactive web documentary based on phonecalls made by the director with children locked inside immigration detention centres around the world. Invisible Picture Show from tim travers hawkins on Vimeo.
MONEYOCRACY analyses the major impact of the 2010 Citizens United vs. F.E.C ruling on the U.S democracy.
It is visible in the news, on the radio, in the newspapers: Greece has no money and is deeply caught in the crisis.
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.
The website as a confessional: insomniacs are asked to provide insight into their affliction, which will be used in an interactive artwork.
Three-dimensional web installation about the turbulent history of The Block, an aboriginal district in the heart of Sydney. Forty years on, it’s about to make way for a new development.
The story of Derek Boogaard, an NHL hockey player who died at 28 of an accidental drug and alcohol overdose, compounded with chronic skull fractures incurred on the ice.
A live web documentary about At Home, a major Canadian housing project that gave homes to 1,265 homeless people.
Burma: The Dictatorship of The Absurd
A transforming sculpture investigates how soldiers who return from overseas missions “host” their all-encompassing but ill-defined horrors.
A digital recording of the residents of a Toronto high-rise as they work with an architect to improve their home.
An immersive journalistic experience where the viewer becomes a witness to the consequences of food shortages in Los Angeles.
A multimedia experiment in journalistic storytelling best experienced as an interactive film.
Africa to Australia is an interactive documentary that follows the stories of Africans who came to Australia.
Can you survive the hardships of poverty, unemployment and homelessness?
Soul of Athens 2011 – Our Dreams Are Different – is a multimedia project showcasing different stories that examine the changing American Dream.
A sensory journey into the heart of Tchernobyl’s exclusion zone – the forbidden area around the nuclear power plant.
A social website wants to end the taboo on talking about sex, using video messages, discussion forums and infographics.
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.
A search for creative, artistic ways to intervene in public space, presented both linearly and non-linearly. Winner IDFA DocLab Award for Digital Storytelling 2011.
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 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.
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.
Multi-authored portrait of humanity which celebrates diversity, connectivity and digital democracy.
A hybrid documentary game addressing the impending energy crisis which includes animation, live action, documentary and fiction in a dynamic, choice-based narrative.
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.
An expanding series of brief impressions of sometimes intriguing, sometimes alarming and always compelling stories the Golden State.
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 playful look at global overpopulation and food shortages, inviting visitors to share what they would do if they had one minute to spare.
Affectionate but unpitying black-and-white images capture the tough existence of people still living in declining rural areas of Iowa.
A heartwarming portrait of the care organizations in Port Augusta, Australia: the Men’s Shed, the Wami Kata home for the elderly, and the Young Fathers group.
This film project seeks to create a new and free way of viewing and analyzing through short grassroots films.
An investigation into the causes of the explosive global increase in obesity. According to the World Health Organization, 2.3 billion people will be obese by 2015.
Magnum photographer Patrick Zachmann’s trilogy on the student protests on Tian’anmen Square in 1989, and the impact of this event on the attitudes of an old and a new generation of Chinese.
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.
Online platform webcasting daily episodes from the mountainous Italian region of Abruzzo, which focuses on its recovery from the huge earthquake it suffered six months ago.
The importance of water and the problems associated with it in the Great Lakes. Examined in 23 distinctly themed sections, using text, image and sound.
An interactive map of Canada presenting stories of the economic crisis that reveal the fighting spirit of employers and employees.
This short Flash film with clear graphic design visualizes the root causes of the American credit crisis.
An interactive map of the more than 4,000-mile-long Iron Curtain, illustrating the changes since the Berlin Wall came down.
This web documentary on the prison industry is a road movie with interactive potential
Interactive commentary on the photos of American soldiers torturing prisoners at Abu Ghraib Prison in Iraq
An open source project that allows users to crowdsource crisis information and send it via mobile.
An audiovisual knowledge network
Text Trends is a sendup of the ubiquitous line graphs and related information returned by services like Google Trends.
An animated movie bringing the words of the universal declaration of human rights to life with motion graphics of typography & symbolism.
Interactive graph of the most influential directors & companies in the US. make your own selection & explore various spatial configurations to discover unknown relationships between seemingly unrelated or competing companies, or download maps made by other users.
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.
Japan only produces about 40% of the food it consumes. This is the lowest among all major developed nations. Infographic movie commissioned by the Japanese ministry for agriculture, forestry and fisheries.
On the popular Digg website, visitors can “dig” news articles they like.
A landmark cross-platform BBC series, showing modern day Great Britain from the sky.
Gapminder sums up the world in statistical data.
An interactive map of crimes in Oakland and a tool for understanding crime in cities.
A webdocumentary about Hurricane Katrina, which hit New Orleans in the summer of 2005.
“Life in spite of everything” is the motto of Gaza/Sderot.
Newsmap is an application that visually reflects the constantly changing landscape of the Google News news aggregator.
Interactive installations, immersive performances and other unexpected representations of reality, presented by IDFA DocLab, Paradocs and Brakke Grond.
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 documentaries from the DocLab Competition Program: Beyond 9/11 and The Zone.
Live screening of two interactive web documentaries from the DocLab Competition Program: Goa Hippy Tribe and The Sexperience 1000
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).
Debut interactive documentalist Frederik Rieckher emotes on his exquisite, non-linear quest through Japan, Soul Patron, in this exclusive little interview.
Night 3 in the DocLab Live program, and they were lining up at the door of Tuschinski 4, for New York Times multimedia producer Zach Wise’s top web bookmarks selection, a bespoke pick of golden needles in that murky haystack they call “Internet”.
Connect to your fellow world residents without leaving the house. Step into their lives, learn about their dreams, hopes and fears.
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.