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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Filmmaker in Residence

Katerina Cizek collaborates with doctors and patients to capture the stories of a Toronto hospital in the National Film Board of Canada’s pioneering Filmmaker in Residence initiative.

The Filmmaker-in-Residence program is an alternative model of media-making. This collaborative initiative is the National Film Board of Canada’s effort to reach out to communities and places media creation into the hands of citizens – the agents of true social change. For this first project, documentary filmmaker Katerina Cizek took up “residence” at the St. Michael Hospital in Toronto, working with doctors, nurses, researchers, and patients.

Visitors can crisscross through her story at their own tempo, viewing texts, photographs, sound collages, and video images. Cizek follows three organizations that are connected with the hospital at various levels in the community. She joins Brendon, a police officer, and Ellen, a psychiatric nurse, as they work together on the Mobile Crisis Intervention Team. She also accompanies doctors from Dignitas International to Malawi, where the hospital makes its spearheading contribution to the struggle against HIV/AIDS.

Project details

Year of development :2006
Created by:Katerina Cizek
With:National Film Board of Canada

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