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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Call for entry IDFA DocLab, DocLab Academy, Crossmedia Forum

Check out what the 30th edition of IDFA has to offer.

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The IDFA DocLab program showcases new digital works from across the field. DocLab Academy presents an interactive 5-day workshop. The Crossmedia Forum offers co-production and funding opportunities for innovative non-linear projects.

IDFA DocLab
Submission deadline: August 1
The DocLab program is open to all sorts of interactive projects, ranging from webdocs, virtual reality and artificial intelligence projects to physical installations, multimedia journalism, live performances and anything else that tells a documentary story or explores unknown realities. All projects submitted for the DocLab program will be considered for the Digital Storytelling Award and the Immersive Non-Fiction Award. Projects that have not been widely presented at other events have preference.
Click here to submit for IDFA DocLab

Crossmedia Forum
Submission deadline: August 15
The festival’s international co-production and co-financing market IDFA Forum welcomes new media projects with an emphasis on interactivity which are seeking professional input, co-production and financing partners. Through public pitches, one-on-one meetings and networking events, IDFA Crossmedia Forum provides a meeting place for creative producers and a diverse group of professionals in the field of interactive storytelling.
Click here to submit for Crossmedia Forum

DocLab Academy
Submission deadline: September 4
IDFA and interdisciplinary arts centre De Brakke Grond invite emerging interactive artists, storytellers and documentary filmmakers to apply for a unique five-day training program, which includes masterclasses, workshops, and access to key industry events. The committee selecting the participants consists of Annelies Termeer (VPRO), Wim Forceville (creative director, Belgium) and Janine Steel (National Film Board of Canada).
Click here to submit DocLab Academy

We look forward to receiving your projects! You can find more information on IDFA DocLab 2017 on our website, or scroll down for key deadlines and festival dates.

KEY DOCLAB DATES
DocLab Live Cinema Events, November 16-21:
A series of five unpredictable evenings, ranging from interactive showcases to experimental multimedia performances with live music and interaction with the audience.
DocLab Exhibition, November 16-26:
Expo of installations and interactive projects on new ways of documentary storytelling.
DocLab Interactive Conference, Sunday November 19:
Digital pioneers and artists present their projects, lessons learned, and visions of the future of the industry.
IDFA Crossmedia Forum, Monday November 20:
Co-production and funding opportunities for innovative non-linear projects.