Past events

DocLab Live: Immersive Showcase 22 Nov 2016 at 20:00

Immersive storytelling is going through an unprecedented evolution. But where does the hype end and do new art forms take shape?

Industry Session: Putting Your Audience in the Story 22 Nov 2016 at 12:00

Virtual reality pioneer Zillah Watson tells you all about storytelling in emerging consumer technology.

Industry Talk: The (Un)defined Business of Interactive 22 Nov 2016 at 15:00

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.

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Flashback to a New Festival Location

A locative documentary project marking IDFA’s move to Rembrandt Square

During the 10 days of IDFA, the square will become the new home of creative documentary filmmaking. But what was life like on and around the square before IDFA? Throughout the years, professional and amateur photographers captured wonderful images and some of these are still available at the Amsterdam City Archive.
Documentary filmmaker Joeri Bleumer was inspired to use this material as a starting point for a locative documentary project marking IDFA’s move to Rembrandt Square. On the IDFA website, Bleumer presents a map in which a selection of archival photographs can be seen, depicting everyday life on Rembrandt Square. Clicking on the photo will set the image in motion, revealing a present-day documentary impression of life on and around the Rembrandt Square. All new footage was shot on 8mm only a few days before IDFA 2007.

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