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Why Srebrenica Had to Fall

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.

On July 11, 1995, the Bosnian Muslim enclave of Srebrenica was seized by the troops of General Ratko Mladić. Dutch UN troops stationed in the enclave…
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Videos 4 U

In Videos 4 U, we find someone who needs help saying something and make a video to help them say it.

The first video of this series, I Love You, helps a woman named Maia say I love you to her boyfriend for the first time after eight years of dating. In…
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Future Cities

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.

Future cities tells the story of cities challenging these wellknown urban areas as it comes to creativity, (economic) growth and innovation. In video,…
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Kabul’s Portrait

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.

Spanning class, place, and history, Kabul’s Portrait explores the complex experiences of a creative class who are survivors of upheaval, censorship,…
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Criers of Medellín

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.

The possibility offered by Pregoneros de Medellín is to tour the city to meet these vendors and confront their realities and problems. An interactive…
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4Stars Hotel

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.

For years Italy has found itself under the international spotlight due to the massive influx of immigrants, who are often forced to live isolated from…
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After the Storm

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.

This is a story about the markers that divide the way things were and the way things will be. An argument, or a death, a birth or some wanton act of nature,…


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.

The film takes the viewer on a meditative journey through one of the world’s most complex and conflicted megacities, exploring its urban and human landscape.…
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Racing Home

Racing Home, a highly personal rumination on identity, combines 8mm and 16mm footage shot in Ontario and Europe.

Racing Home was unfinished at the time of its maker’s untimely death, in 1996. Marian McMahon’s surviving partner, filmmaker Phil Hoffman, has assembled…
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Meet Thomas Drake

After blowing the whistle on waste, fraud and abuse within the NSA, Thomas Drake was charged under the Espionage Act by the Obama Administration.

Exclusive video provided by Edward Snowden starts off AJ+'s interactive documentary about Thomas Drake, a former senior executive at the National Security…
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From the Factories

This is a research-creative project, a hypervideo web-site (in sum 330mins of video) with embedded transcription that renders multiple narratives.

This project shows how artists/designers live and work in Kwun Tong area (used to be an industrial town) in Hong Kong when facing the threatening Government…
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Network Effect

An interactive collage of an endless stream of video clips, messages and other visual noise, reflecting the frenetic restlessness that characterizes the Internet.

This interactive collage featuring a never-ending torrent of video clips, messages, figures, lists and other visual noise plays with our natural desire…
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Life on Hold

In 10 powerful Internet videos from Al Jazeera, we share the pasts and futures of Syrian refugees in Lebanon.

Over a million Syrians have flooded into Lebanon, where they now make up a quarter of the population. We share their experiences in 10 powerful Internet…
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Imperial Courts

A serene photo and video portrait of the predominantly African American residents of a housing project in South Los Angeles.

Imperial Courts is the name of a social housing project in the Watts neighborhood of South Los Angeles. The majority of its residents are black Americans.…

Tokyo Reverse

A nine-hour program that shows a man walking backwards through Tokyo, and nothing else – or so it appears.

An interesting new trend in broadcasting is 'Slow TV': television programs that last for hours and provide refreshingly slow and seemingly uneventful alternatives…

The Louniverse

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.”

"I'm not sure when I started watching Loulou watch the ipad, but at some point it became mesmerizing. There was a strange beauty in the way the light played…
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Streaming Nation

A video installation on the split in modern Russian society, with streaming citizen video replacing the official media narrative.

In a country rife with political conflicts, where the state has been failing its citizens over and over again, the position of the media in Russia is precarious…
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Refugee Republic

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.

People desperately or resignedly waiting for help in the heat and the dust – this is the image most of us associate with refugee camps. But that’s…
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This free app injects human contact into contemporary telecommunications like a “message in a bottle 2.0,” putting strangers in contact with one another.

At bus stations, in hotel lobbies, even at film festivals – everywhere we go, people have their noses buried in their phones. Everyone seems so busy…

The Whiteness Project

How do Americans who identify as “white” experience their ethnicity?

The Whiteness Project is an interactive investigation into how Americans who identify as “white” experience their ethnicity. The project…

Never Alone

This game, inspired by Alaska Native culture, brings the world of Iñupiaq stories alive.

Never Alone (Kisima Ingitchuna) is the first game developed in collaboration with the Iñupiat, an Alaska Native people. Nearly 40 Alaska Native…

Points of View

An ongoing interactive web documentary based on video footage shot by Palestinians working with B’Tselem’s Camera Distribution Project.

The basis for this documentary project is video footage from B’Tselem, The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories. In…

24h Jerusalem

A 24-hour documentary experience enhanced on second screen.

24h Jerusalem tells the story of one day in this magical city full of contradictions. An extraordinary project from the heart of a conflicted…

The Devil’s Toy Redux

Fifty years after Claude Jutra’s ‘The Devil’s Toy’, 14 directors across the world remix the pioneering film in an interactive experience.

1966, Montreal. With a shoulder-mounted camera, Claude Jutra makes one of the first skateboarding films in the world, The Devil’s Toy. Through…

Behind the Blue Screen

Stories from behind the Blue Screen.

Although a flood of news reaches us daily, we don't hear a lot of new stories from Iran. The country has just a few foreign correspondents left and many…

The Risk Takers Survival Guide

Uncover the precarious world of risk.

The Risk Takers Survival Guide explores how you engage with risk, and by talking to wing suit flyers, parkour runners, and academics, aiming to…

Radiolab Live: Apocalyptical

A thought-provoking and laughter-inducing dance on the grave of our inevitable demise, performed live by Radiolab in Seatle. Cataclysmic destruction. Surprising survival. Radiolab turns its gaze to the topic of endings, both blazingly…
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The Sochi Project

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.

In 2007, Vladimir Putin stepped onto the stage at the International Olympics Committee's annual meeting to the sound of the triumphal opening of Tchaikovsky's…

Just a Reflektor

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.

The world of the young woman slithering sensually through the streets of Haiti becomes your world, and vice versa, in this interactive music video. For…

I Love Your Work

In this web documentary, nine women working in the lesbian porn industry reveal all – their bodies and their innermost thoughts. Or do they?

Ten seconds is the average length of porn teasers, intended to entice viewers to pay to see more. And 10 seconds also happens to be the length of all 2,202…

17000 Islands

A crowdsourcing project on the propagandistic “Taman Mini” amusement park, in which the films made by visitors lead to a dialogue about Indonesian history.

Former President Suharto of Indonesia had a dream. Despite constant tensions between various tribes and religions, he wanted to unite his people under…
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Hidden Wounds Interactive

An interactive version of a subdued video about the lives of war veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder.

"Redemption isn't coming soon / I am stuck here with these hidden wounds / All the things they make me do." Tom Barman, the lead vocalist with Belgian…
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In this web documentary based on found footage, journalist Steven Poole explains at breakneck speed how the public debate is being corrupted with “unspeak.”

Top-down, smart phone, big data, piracy, pro-life. These words have very different meanings but they have one thing in common: they're all examples of…


This multimedia collage is a morale booster for the residents of McDowell County, who keep hope alive in their shrinking region.

One in three American towns is dying, with more people leaving than coming. McDowell County in the eastern inland of West Virginia is just such a place.…

A Short History of the Highrise

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.

Katerina Cizeks's interactive documentary project Highrise, about living high above the ground, is also growing to epic proportions. After the portraits…

Fort McMoney

A groundbreaking fusion of documentary and video game in which visitors play the detective, unraveling the interests that lurk behind the Canadian oil industry Fort McMurray, the heart of the Canadian oil industry, is the scene for a groundbreaking fusion of documentary and video game.…

Burn Out

This shocking web documentary captures the recent wave of suicides in France, which is on the verge of a collective burnout.

In recent years in France, a suicide has been committed in public on average every two weeks: April 26, 2011, in the parking lot at France Telecom. October…
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Firestorm is an immersive, media-rich experience about a small Tasmanian town that was devastated by a catastrophic bushfire on January 4, 2013.

The story is focused around a series of haunting photographs that Tim Holmes took of his family as they sheltered underneath a jetty as a fire consumed…

Clouds Over Cuba

Navigate the Cuban Missile Crisis in full detail, including a thought provoking fictional “What if?” scenario.

An interactive multimedia documentary commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis. The main feature lays out the full story of the Crisis,…


MONEYOCRACY analyses the major impact of the 2010 Citizens United vs. F.E.C ruling on the U.S democracy.

The film focuses on the rise of Super PACs and their affiliated secret organizations – the 501c4s - and documents how these organizations influence the…

The Money and the Greeks

It is visible in the news, on the radio, in the newspapers: Greece has no money and is deeply caught in the crisis.

This project started in late 2011 when Florian Thalhofer and his later wife Elissavet Aggou traveled trough Greece to chat with people about how they are…
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A meta-documentary that reflects on the interactive documentary.

This project aims to achieve a greater understanding of this new documentary format assuming that our period in history lends itself to a deeper reflection.…
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Passing Stanger – The East Village Poetry Walk

Passing Stranger – The East Village Poetry Walk is an audio tour of poetry related sites in New York City’s East Village.

It is produced by Pejk Malinovski, with support from The Poetry Foundation. The interactive documentary experience was created in collaboration with Zeega.…

Planet Takeout

Planet Takeout is a participatory documentary project about the Chinese takeout as a vital cultural crossroads in Boston and beyond.

You know the places I’m talking about: the tiny holes-in-the-wall with two or three cafeteria-style tables inside, an open kitchen roaring and rattling…
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The Sticking Place

Interactive documentary about elite freestyle wrestler, Leah Callahan

The Sticking Place is a web-based interactive documentary about elite freestyle wrestler, Leah Callahan. Filmmakers Josephine Anderson and Brittany Baxter…

Human Birdwings

An online mockumentary

An online mockumentary about Dutch mechanical engineer Jarno Smeets and his attempt to build bird-like wings and fulfill one of the oldest and biggest…
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Girl Walk // All Day

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

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…
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Robots in Residence

If robots can build cars and bomb people in foreign countries, why wouldn’t they be able to make documentary films one day?

How would a robot approach its documentary subject? What questions would it ask? What problems would it face and what advantages would it have? These are…

Gol! Ukraine

In 12 short films, hosts Oleg and Katya take us on a tour of Ukraine, which hosted the European Soccer Cup last summer.

An interactive tour of Ukraine, presented by French newspaper Le Monde on the occasion of the European Soccer Cup in Ukraine and Poland in the summer of…

Alma, a Tale of Violence

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.

"I was fifteen when I wanted to join a gang." And to join the gang, Alma had to commit murder - there were no two ways about it. This is how Alma, now…

Punched Out: The Life and Death of a Hockey Enforcer

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.

In 2011, Derek Boogaard was found dead in his hotel room by his brother Aaron. He was only 28 years old. An autopsy revealed he had consumed vast quantities…
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Life in a Day

Life on July 24, 2010.

Life In A Day is a historic documentary film shot by filmmakers from all over the world. The documentary serves as a time capsule to show future generations…

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Burma: The Dictatorship of The Absurd

Since its independence in 1962, the people of Burma has been living under the oppression of a dictatorship and both the democratic opposition and the ethnic…
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Farewell Comrades

A transmedial documentary production about the final days of the Soviet system, told using old postcards.

In 1975, almost half the world's population lived in a communist state. Only 16 years later, Gorbachev announced his resignation. How could the fall of…
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HIGHRISE: One Millionth Tower

A digital recording of the residents of a Toronto high-rise as they work with an architect to improve their home.

This is the third chapter in the interactive documentary HIGHRISE, in which Katerina Cizek investigates what it means to live in a city in the…

Balloons of Bhutan

A portrait of happiness in the last Himalayan kingdom.

In Bhutan, happiness is no laughing matter — academics study it, spreadsheets track it, billboards tout it, conferences debate it, and every year, flocks…
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Powering a Nation: Coal – A Love Story

A multimedia experiment in journalistic storytelling best experienced as an interactive film.

"We're in a love affair with coal right now because of the way we live. It's a twisted love affair: we depend on it for everything that we do, but at the…
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National Parks Project

National Parks Project is a collaborative film, music, TV and new media project on Canada’s National Parks. Like never before.

In 1911, Parks Canada was founded, becoming the world’s first national parks service. To celebrate the 100th anniversary of Parks Canada is the launch…
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Surprising Europe

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.

Surprising Europe consists of a documentary about the initiator of the project, a revealing nine-part television series about the life of African migrants…

The Johnny Cash Project

A global collective art project.

The Johnny Cash Project is a global collective art project. Through the website, viewers are invited to share their vision of Johnny Cash, as he lives…
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Holy Mountain

Exploring people’s relationship to the sacred through the city’s landmark, Mount Royal.

Holy Mountain is an interactive documentary produced by the NFB that explores people's relationship to the sacred through the city's landmark, Mount…
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Truth and Lies: The last days of Osama bin Laden

An insider’s look at the operation that killed bin Laden

Truth and Lies: The Last Days of Osama bin Laden is an interactive documentary accompanying the Fifth Estate series examining the hunt for Osama…
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Big Stories, Small Towns

An interactive documentary project connecting local stories and communities in South Australia.

Big Stories features collaborations between small town communities and filmmakers in residence. The project is shaped through extensive local consultation…

Africa To Australia

Africa to Australia is an interactive documentary that follows the stories of Africans who came to Australia.

Africa to Australia is an interactive documentary that tells the stories of African immigrants and refugees living in Australia. Using a multi-platform…

Exile Without End: Palestinians In Lebanon

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.

CBC News correspondent Nahlah Ayed and Radio-Canada's Ahmed Kouaou and Danny Braün spent two weeks documenting life in Shatila, a Palestinian refugee…

My Tribe Is My Life

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.

Produced by the National Film Board of Canada, My Tribe Is My Life is an interactive documentary that examines the impact of the Internet on interpersonal…
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Soul of Athens 2011

Soul of Athens 2011 – Our Dreams Are Different – is a multimedia project showcasing different stories that examine the changing American Dream.

The Soul of Athens multimedia project started in 2007 as a showcase that explored the characters and stories of Athens, Ohio; a small community in the…


Everynone is a website with short documentary films made by a filmmaking team located in New York.

Everynone makes videos about everone. Everynone works primarily with non-actors to capture life as it is, carefully framed and distilled. Their mission…
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Interview Project Germany

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.

Everybody has a story to tell and it has been captured by the IPG film crew. These stories are personal and unexpected, authentic and touching. They are…
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The Next Day

An austere animated web documentary in which four people who attempted but failed to commit suicide explain what drove them to their desperate act.

"If you're feeling these emotions, you can't just wait until the next day." Nevertheless, this is exactly the idea behind this austerely animated web documentary.…
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Goa Hippy Tribe

Goa hippies travel to the Indian beach paradise Anjuna Beach – the place where it all began.

The Goa Hippy Tribe project is about people who shared a common space and time on the shores of Goa, India during the 70’s ‘hippy revolution’ and…

The Zone

A sensory journey into the heart of Tchernobyl’s exclusion zone – the forbidden area around the nuclear power plant.

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.

A fortune teller predicts the future based on the lines on people's hands. The hand conjures up the story, as it were. The cinematic story machine Barcode,…
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Beyond 9/11

Forty men and women look back on the 9/11 attacks.


The Prism: Krisis Greece 2011

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.

The Prism Greece 2011 is an online platform containing 27 multimedial films which gauge the mood in Greece in the…
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Via PanAm

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.

In March 2011, the acclaimed Dutch documentary photographer Kadir van Lohuizen embarked on one of his most ambitious adventures to date: the multimedia…
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Condition One

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.

Condition One is reinventing photojournalism into a full-immersion, virtual reality experience.
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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.

Apart from the northernmost parts of Scandinavia, the European continent is completely thought through, drawn in, pre-cooked, planned out, arranged. Very…

New York Minute

New York Minute paints an original and interactive portrait of the legendary hometown of hip-hop

The webdocumentary New York Minute is an original and interactive portrait of the legendary hometown of hip-hop. The main components are a series of mini-documentaries…

Man With A Movie Camera

Film pioneer Dziga Vertov’s remarkably innovative 1929 silent movie, complete with dissolves, split screen, slow motion and freeze frames.

Dziga Vertov's Man With A Movie Camera is considered one of the most innovative and influential films of the silent era. Startlingly modern, this film…

This Land

Interactive snowmobile road trip across 2,000 inhospitable kilometers of Northern Canada by filmmaker Dianne Whelan

In March 2007, seven members of a Canadian army rangers unit went by snowmobile to the most northerly point of Canadian territory, just a few hundred kilometers…
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Soul of Athens

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.

No, it's not the Greek capital, but the small midwestern American town that is the focus of this collection of student projects. Athens is the home…


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.

The Flemish theater group Berlin makes cinematic theater, a blend of documentary, performance and video. Tagfish tells the story of the UNESCO…

Planet Galata – A Bridge in Istanbul

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.

A documentary portrait of Galata Bridge and the surrounding area in Istanbul, Turkey - a microcosm reflecting the rich cultural diversity of the city as…

One Day on Earth

Multi-authored portrait of humanity which celebrates diversity, connectivity and digital democracy.

Five years after the launch of YouTube, the number of people capable and willing to document their own lives and upload video to the web has grown exponentially.…


A hybrid documentary game addressing the impending energy crisis which includes animation, live action, documentary and fiction in a dynamic, choice-based narrative.

A glimpse into the near future, Collapsus is an examination of the impending energy crisis from the perspective of 10 young global citizens who…
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The Wilderness Downtown

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.

This interactive music video of the song "We Used to Wait" by the American indie band Arcade Fire was made partly to exhibit the power of the new web standard…

Les Communes de Paris

A choice-based, digital tour of Paris, brought to you personally by the residents of the city’s rich, diverse and disparate neighbourhoods.

Digital wanderings through the streets of Paris in the company of the city's inhabitants. You embark on a journey from one of the 14 starting points located…


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.

iROCK is an interactive journey around the backstage of one of the biggest rock festivals in Europe, Eurockéennes in Belfort, France. In all there are…

Sparrow Songs

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.

Each month for a year, director Alex Jablonski and cameraman Michael Totten filmed a new documentary. From November 2009 to October 2010, they placed…
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Soul Patron

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.

In Buddhism, Mizuko Jiz is the protector of deceased children: children who died before their parents in particular. In the form of an interactive journey…


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.

Slovenian immigrant Igor Kenk was filmed in and around his second-hand bicycle shop in Toronto - until his arrest for bike theft. The footage forms the…

California is a Place

An expanding series of brief impressions of sometimes intriguing, sometimes alarming and always compelling stories the Golden State.

California Is a Place offers a look at California as part of an expanding series of brief impressions of people and places in the state. The subtitle…

HIGHRISE/Out My Window

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.

Concrete gray apartment buildings have been the most common form of housing for the past half-century. You can find them all over the world, and they all…

Welcome to Pine Point

A multimedia portrait of the disappeared Canadian mining settlement of Pine Point by one of its former residents.

The town was built in the 1960s, but closed down with the mine when the stocks of zinc and lead ore ran out in the late 1980s: literally torn down and…

The Test Tube with David Suzuki

A playful look at global overpopulation and food shortages, inviting visitors to share what they would do if they had one minute to spare.

A small project from the National Film Board of Canada, one of the most successful and progressive organizations operating in the world of digital documentary…

The Ninth Floor

This photo documentary with audio commentary spends three years in the lives of heroin addicts residing in a Manhattan apartment building.

In 2004, between 20 and 30 young heroin addicts lived on the ninth floor of an apartment complex on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. The electricity had been…

Driftless: Stories from Iowa

Affectionate but unpitying black-and-white images capture the tough existence of people still living in declining rural areas of Iowa.

As Tumara Gosnell bluntly puts it, "There's only three things you can do in Iowa: drink, do drugs, or have sex." She is a former barfly who swapped life…

Big Stories, Small Towns

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.

Big Stories, Small Towns by directors Jeni Lee and Sieh Mchawala is a heartwarming portrait of Port Augusta, "the crossroads of Australia." As described…

This film project seeks to create a new and free way of viewing and analyzing through short grassroots films. argues that the obstacles to progress at the beginning of this 21st century are too complex to get a grip on in a single film. Reality itself…

Man with a Movie Camera: The Global Remake

Online remake project of Dziga Vertov’s classic.

Video artist Perry Bard initiated this participatory, global, shot-for-shot remake of Dziga Vertov's Man with a Movie Camera (1929). The project invites…

The Big Issue: Obesity

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.

Why are human beings getting so fat? This is the simple but powerful question at the heart of the interactive documentary The Big Issue. The user goes…

Generation Tian’anmen

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.

Magnum photographer Patrick Zachmann happened to be in Beijing in May 1989, working on a reportage on the Chinese diaspora, when unexpectedly and over…

We Choose the Moon

An interactive recreation of the historic Apollo 11 mission to the Moon.

Each stage of this interactive online exhibit allows visitors to follow the historic moon landing minute by minute, and explore archival photos and footage…

Filmmaker in Residence

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.

This is the presentation of the pilot project for the National Film Board of Canada's (NFB) new Filmmaker in Residence program. It is a continuation…

Capturing Reality: The Art of Documentary

The visitor creates his or her own story from the collection of 163 film clips of prominent documentary filmmakers discussing their profession.

This web companion of the documentary of the same name that premiered at IDFA last year is much more than your average film site. The project, produced…

From Zero – Italy

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.

What happens in a disaster area after the cameras have departed? The mountainous Italian region of Abruzzo and its capital L'Aquila were struck by an earthquake…


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.

The Great Lakes on the border of the United States and Canada contain 20% of the fresh water on the earth's surface. They are currently undergoing rapid…


An interactive map of Canada presenting stories of the economic crisis that reveal the fighting spirit of employers and employees.

Christian, an artist from Windsor, Ontario, is being forced to move. His canvases used to sell before the paint was dry, whereas now he has to survive…

The Crisis of Credit Visualized

This short Flash film with clear graphic design visualizes the root causes of the American credit crisis.

The credit crisis. Everyone has heard of it or even been hit by it, but few people know exactly how it came about. Jonathan Jarvis, a student at the…

Couscous Global

Social networking site with a twist: rather than looking for friends, users seek out opponents for debate and discussion.

Couscous Global is a platform for discussion and debate among today's teenagers and young adults, "the first generation growing up in global social networks,…

Iron Curtain Diaries 1989-2009

An interactive map of the more than 4,000-mile-long Iron Curtain, illustrating the changes since the Berlin Wall came down.

Twenty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, two photographers, two journalists, a director, and a cartoonist traveled along the more than 4,000-mile-long…

24h Berlin – A Day in the Life

For a day and a night, 80 camera teams followed the adventures of various residents of the German metropolis.

24h Berlin — A Day in the Life has been called the world's longest documentary. On September 5, 2009, 80 camera teams followed the adventures of various…

6 billion others

A selection from 5,000 short interviews with people from all over the world that reveal what connects people to one another.

The 6 billion Others project was launched in May 2003. In 75 countries, six reporters filmed 5,000 interviews with the goal of gaining insight into "the…


This multimedia project allows visitors to upload embarrassing adolescent treasures such as diary extracts, poems, and photographs.

Sometime in the late 1990s, Dave Nadelberg came across a love letter he had written as a teenager. Instead of putting it away again, he decided to show…

Prison Valley

This web documentary on the prison industry is a road movie with interactive potential

Welcome to Fremont County, better known as Prison Valley and home to 36,000 locals, 14 prisons, and 7,735 convicts. Prison Valley the documentary is directed…

Interview Project

A road trip where people are randomly found and interviewed

In the trailer for Interview Project made for his website, David Lynch describes it as "A road trip where people have been found and interviewed." Only…

Standard Operating Procedure

Interactive commentary on the photos of American soldiers torturing prisoners at Abu Ghraib Prison in Iraq

On the website accompanying the documentary Standard Operating Procedure, visitors can look through the photos of American soldiers torturing prisoners…


An audiovisual knowledge network

Videosphere is a 3-D sphere that reproduces videos from the renowned TED Talks archive and shows the relations between different presentations on technology,…


According to one American newspaper, the documentary I.O.U.S.A. is An Inconvenient Truth about the national debt.

According to one American newspaper, the documentary I.O.U.S.A. is An Inconvenient Truth about the national debt. The question is…

Universal Declaration of Human Rights

An animated movie bringing the words of the universal declaration of human rights to life with motion graphics of typography & symbolism.


The Machine is Us/ing Us

“Web 2.0” in just under 5 minutes.

The Machine is Us/ing Us is an experimental video addressing the shift to Web 2.0. The original video has been viewed more than 11 million times and has…


An interactive web documentary about what happens after you die. Thanatorama will be presented live on 27 November by producer Alexandre Brachet.

"You died this morning. Are you interested in what comes next?" On this morbid premise, you are invited to enter an interactive French webdocumentary.…

Flick Radio

A documentary maker gets lost in the world’s most popular photosharing website.

Everyday people upload thousands of new pictures to Flickr. Filmmaker Bert Kommerij joins the community, becomes a trusted user and discovers the stories…

Journey to the End of Coal

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.

There are some places in this world you may wish they never existed. Some places just like the dark lands of Shanxi, China. Not only is this place known…

Ensuring the Future of Food

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.

Food is indispensable to our survival. But today, it is undergoing great change. Currently, Japan only produces about 40% of the food it consumes. This…

Le Grand Content

An associative chain of statistical diagrams that dissect human existence with a good sense of humour.

Le Grand Content examines the omnipresent Powerpoint-culture in search for its philosophical potential. Intersections and diagrams are assembled to form…


Duelity pits Creationism and Darwinism against one another in split-screen, with ironic use of infographics.

Duelity is a split-screen animation that tells both sides of the story of Earth’ s origins in a dizzying and provocative journey through the history…
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Exhibition: Expanding Documentary 2011

Interactive installations, immersive performances and other unexpected representations of reality, presented by IDFA DocLab, Paradocs and Brakke Grond.

Featured installations: Barcode Installation Hospitality C.A.P.E.…
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Live Cinema Event: Out on the Streets

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.

Young digital documentary pioneers Antoine Viviani (France) and Nikos Katsaounis (Greece) present their interactive documentaries Insitu – Urban…
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Live Cinema Event: Interactive Monuments

Live screening of two interactive documentaries from the DocLab Competition Program: Beyond 9/11 and The Zone.

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Live Cinema Event: Sex, Data & Goa

Live screening of two interactive web documentaries from the DocLab Competition Program: Goa Hippy Tribe and The Sexperience 1000

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Live Cinema Event: Reality vs Technology

Live presentations of three of the most innovative projects at IDFA 2011: the webdoc and installation, the interactive installation What Is It Like to Be a Bird? and the immersive iPad app Condition One. The authors will showcase their

Live presentations of three of the most innovative projects at IDFA 2011: the webdoc and installation, the interactive installation What Is…
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DocLab Dance Night: The Web Rocks

IDFA’s annual new media party, directly following the DocLab live screening of interactive music docs. Free admission.

The party, held at the Escape Club, includes remixes of documentary music videos from SubmarineChannel's and a live-set by the Belgian mash-up…
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DocLab Live 1: Going Places

Live screening of two ‘interactive road movies’, Sparrow Songs (Alex Jablonski; international premiere) and Soul Patron (Frederik Rieckher; world premiere)

Soul Patron A debut by filmmaker Frederik Rieckher, Soul Patron presents a rich media journey through the atmosphere and culture of Japan,…

DocLab Live 3: A Showcase by Zach Wise (

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.

Besides screwing up the business models of the newspaper industry, television and other 'old media', internet and digital media are also giving us amazing…
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Watch Radiolab on stage in Seattle

Radiolab once again raises the bar for live documentary storytelling events.

It's come up at many IDFA DocLab events before: radio is one of the most fun and important forces driving innovation in documentary storytelling. From…

DocLab Interview 3_Ophira Eisenberg & Faye Lane

The ladies of The Moth talk balls (and explain how to spin a cracking yarn).

DocLab Interview 2_Frederik Rieckher

Debut interactive documentalist Frederik Rieckher emotes on his exquisite, non-linear quest through Japan, Soul Patron, in this exclusive little interview.

DocLab Interview 1_Kat Cizek

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).

Review: DocLab Live 3 / A Showcase by Zach Wise

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”.

Review: DocLab Live 2 / Three Stories of Time & Place

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.

Review: DocLab Live 1 / Going Places

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.

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Going Places

New media open countless doors for inventive filmmakers, and their audiences, to forgo the machinations of the industry.

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Three Stories

Connect to your fellow world residents without leaving the house. Step into their lives, learn about their dreams, hopes and fears.

Katerina Cizek collected people and their stories from all over the globe and stored them in a highrise.

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