Past events

DocLab Live: Bloodless – Guided by the Ghost of a Korean Sex Worker 25 Nov 2017 at 17:00

Special presentation on VR installation Bloodless, in which director Gina Kim and guests discuss the influence of American military presence on the South Korean people since 1956.

DocLab Live: Order, Chaos and Everything 21 Nov 2017 at 20:00

Join Jonathan Harris on a secular pilgrimage: from physical reality to the chaos of YouTube, and a digital simulation of consciousness.

Industry Session: Making VR Work for Audiences 20 Nov 2017 at 10:00

Zillah Watson, Commissioning Editor for Virtual Reality at the BBC, on how to make VR work for audiences.

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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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