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.
Combining verité filming, interviews and video diary, the documentary puts a human face on the quandary of finding a place in 21st century society.
A crowdsourced story that goes further than just the EU, but a story that brings together cultural, geographical and political Europe.
This could be described as a “meta-interactive-doc”, an experimental interactive documentary that reflects on the new genre.
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.
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.
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.
In Videos 4 U, we find someone who needs help saying something and make a video to help them say it.
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.
In Kabul’s Portrait, Afghan-Canadian filmmaker Ariel expands the boundaries of modern portraiture by creating a range of riveting interactive digital profiles of contemporary Kabul’s storytellers, from artists and journalists to filmmakers, actors, and photographers.
Medellín’s soundscape is contrasting. In this city there are voices of all kinds, including urban shouting from street vendors. They understand that clientele, like lovers, are seduced by ear, and they commit to this in order to sell their products.
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.
While you might think the art of letter-writing is sliding into the past tense, imagine if you opened an envelope and out slid a stream of sound and moving pictures and still images, a mix of meteorology, webGL, tree rings.
KCR, a documentary and installation tracing the path of the defunct Karachi Circular Railway in Karachi, Pakistan, through a spatialized archive of video, stills, text, and drone aerial footage.
Racing Home, a highly personal rumination on identity, combines 8mm and 16mm footage shot in Ontario and Europe.
After blowing the whistle on waste, fraud and abuse within the NSA, Thomas Drake was charged under the Espionage Act by the Obama Administration.
This is a research-creative project, a hypervideo web-site (in sum 330mins of video) with embedded transcription that renders multiple narratives.
An interactive collage of an endless stream of video clips, messages and other visual noise, reflecting the frenetic restlessness that characterizes the Internet.
In 10 powerful Internet videos from Al Jazeera, we share the pasts and futures of Syrian refugees in Lebanon.
A serene photo and video portrait of the predominantly African American residents of a housing project in South Los Angeles.
A nine-hour program that shows a man walking backwards through Tokyo, and nothing else – or so it appears.
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.”
A video installation on the split in modern Russian society, with streaming citizen video replacing the official media narrative.
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 free app injects human contact into contemporary telecommunications like a “message in a bottle 2.0,” putting strangers in contact with one another.
How do Americans who identify as “white” experience their ethnicity?
This game, inspired by Alaska Native culture, brings the world of Iñupiaq stories alive.
An ongoing interactive web documentary based on video footage shot by Palestinians working with B’Tselem’s Camera Distribution Project.
A 24-hour documentary experience enhanced on second screen.
Fifty years after Claude Jutra’s ‘The Devil’s Toy’, 14 directors across the world remix the pioneering film in an interactive experience.
Stories from behind the Blue Screen.
Uncover the precarious world of risk.
A thought-provoking and laughter-inducing dance on the grave of our inevitable demise, performed live by Radiolab in Seatle.
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.
This collaboration between Vincent Morisset and art rockers Arcade Fire is a fascinating experiment with interactivity, in which you the viewer get to build your own video installation at home.
In this web documentary, nine women working in the lesbian porn industry reveal all – their bodies and their innermost thoughts. Or do they?
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.
In this web documentary based on found footage, journalist Steven Poole explains at breakneck speed how the public debate is being corrupted with “unspeak.”
This multimedia collage is a morale booster for the residents of McDowell County, who keep hope alive in their shrinking region.
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 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.
Navigate the Cuban Missile Crisis in full detail, including a thought provoking fictional “What if?” scenario.
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.
A meta-documentary that reflects on the interactive documentary.
Passing Stranger – The East Village Poetry Walk is an audio tour of poetry related sites in New York City’s East Village.
Planet Takeout is a participatory documentary project about the Chinese takeout as a vital cultural crossroads in Boston and beyond.
Interactive documentary about elite freestyle wrestler, Leah Callahan
An online mockumentary
Girl Walk // All Day is an exuberant feature-length dance music film shot in the streets and public spaces of New York City. The entire film is set to the soundtrack, All Day, the 2010 album by the mash-up DJ
If robots can build cars and bomb people in foreign countries, why wouldn’t they be able to make documentary films one day?
In 12 short films, hosts Oleg and Katya take us on a tour of Ukraine, which hosted the European Soccer Cup last summer.
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 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.
Life on July 24, 2010.
Burma: The Dictatorship of The Absurd
A transmedial documentary production about the final days of the Soviet system, told using old postcards.
A digital recording of the residents of a Toronto high-rise as they work with an architect to improve their home.
A portrait of happiness in the last Himalayan kingdom.
A multimedia experiment in journalistic storytelling best experienced as an interactive film.
National Parks Project is a collaborative film, music, TV and new media project on Canada’s National Parks. Like never before.
An international cross media project contributing to the debate about migration to Europe and creating awareness about the real life of African migrants in Europe.
A global collective art project.
Exploring people’s relationship to the sacred through the city’s landmark, Mount Royal.
An insider’s look at the operation that killed bin Laden
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.
Life in Shatila, a decades-old Palestinian refugee camp in Beirut, whose 12,000 inhabitants are among the oldest group of refugees in the world.
An interactive documentary that plunges you into the worlds of 8 music fans and shows how the Internet has helped them forge their identities and relationships within various music subcultures.
Soul of Athens 2011 – Our Dreams Are Different – is a multimedia project showcasing different stories that examine the changing American Dream.
Everynone is a website with short documentary films made by a filmmaking team located in New York.
A simple and ingenious idea – a road trip across Germany – hundreds of miles from east to west and from north to south. A journey that thrives on totally random encounters with fifty very different people.
An austere animated web documentary in which four people who attempted but failed to commit suicide explain what drove them to their desperate act.
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.
A cinematic story machine that tells you who you are, based on the material possessions you hold dear.
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.
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.
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.
New York Minute paints an original and interactive portrait of the legendary hometown of hip-hop
Film pioneer Dziga Vertov’s remarkably innovative 1929 silent movie, complete with dissolves, split screen, slow motion and freeze frames.
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 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.
For Arcade Fire’s “We Used to Wait”, celebrated music video director Chris Milk’s combines music video iconography with the computer’s multi-screen potential to create a multimedia narrative that unfolds as the song progresses.
A choice-based, digital tour of Paris, brought to you personally by the residents of the city’s rich, diverse and disparate neighbourhoods.
18 interactive journeys through the backstages of the huge Eurockéennes rock festival in Belfort, France featuring behind-the-scenes footage with the likes of Tricky, Kanye West and Slipknot.
The culmination of a 12-month project which saw director Alex Jablonski and cameraman Michael Totten shoot one new mini-documentary a month, and broadcast it online: a series fascinating and poetic portraits of people, groups and places around Greater Los Angeles.
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.
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.
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 multimedia portrait of the disappeared Canadian mining settlement of Pine Point by one of its former residents.
A playful look at global overpopulation and food shortages, inviting visitors to share what they would do if they had one minute to spare.
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.
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.
Online remake project of Dziga Vertov’s classic.
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.
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.
The visitor creates his or her own story from the collection of 163 film clips of prominent documentary filmmakers discussing their profession.
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.
Social networking site with a twist: rather than looking for friends, users seek out opponents for debate and discussion.
An interactive map of the more than 4,000-mile-long Iron Curtain, illustrating the changes since the Berlin Wall came down.
For a day and a night, 80 camera teams followed the adventures of various residents of the German metropolis.
A selection from 5,000 short interviews with people from all over the world that reveal what connects people to one another.
This multimedia project allows visitors to upload embarrassing adolescent treasures such as diary extracts, poems, and photographs.
This web documentary on the prison industry is a road movie with interactive potential
A road trip where people are randomly found and interviewed
Interactive commentary on the photos of American soldiers torturing prisoners at Abu Ghraib Prison in Iraq
An audiovisual knowledge network
According to one American newspaper, the documentary I.O.U.S.A. is An Inconvenient Truth about the national debt.
An animated movie bringing the words of the universal declaration of human rights to life with motion graphics of typography & symbolism.
“Web 2.0” in just under 5 minutes.
An interactive web documentary about what happens after you die. Thanatorama will be presented live on 27 November by producer Alexandre Brachet.
A documentary maker gets lost in the world’s most popular photosharing website.
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.
An associative chain of statistical diagrams that dissect human existence with a good sense of humour.
Duelity pits Creationism and Darwinism against one another in split-screen, with ironic use of infographics.
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 presentations of three of the most innovative projects at IDFA 2011: the webdoc and installation Barcode.tv, the interactive installation What Is It Like to Be a Bird? and the immersive iPad app Condition One. The authors will showcase their
IDFA’s annual new media party, directly following the DocLab live screening of interactive music docs. Free admission.
Live screening of two ‘interactive road movies’, Sparrow Songs (Alex Jablonski; international premiere) and Soul Patron (Frederik Rieckher; world premiere)
Zach Wise, the multimedia producer spearheading the groundbreaking projects by New York Times online, showcases his favorite online documentaries and multimedia-projects during a live presentation.
Radiolab once again raises the bar for live documentary storytelling events.
The ladies of The Moth talk balls (and explain how to spin a cracking yarn).
Debut interactive documentalist Frederik Rieckher emotes on his exquisite, non-linear quest through Japan, Soul Patron, in this exclusive little interview.
The winner of the IDFA DocLab Award for Digital Storytelling introduced for the first time in 2010, talks about her HIGHRISE project, and new media for social change (or lack thereof).
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”.
The second live screening for this year’s interactive IDFA program featured three very different web projects, which nonetheless hail from what seems to be emerging as the Godmother of Non-Linear / Non-Fiction: the fair nation of Canada.
The first in DocLab 2010’s line-up of 5 live interactive screenings at Amsterdam’s Tuschinski cinema, featuring web road movies in Japan and California.
New media open countless doors for inventive filmmakers, and their audiences, to forgo the machinations of the industry.
Connect to your fellow world residents without leaving the house. Step into their lives, learn about their dreams, hopes and fears.