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DocLab Academy: Workshop Day at Lava Lab 20 Nov at 9:30

A full day of hand’s on workshops by several professionals, taking place at design and technology innovation lab Lava Lab.

DocLab Academy: [The Brain] OpenLab 20 Nov at 20:00

[The Brain] is a cybernetic theatre laboratory networking the audience together via mobile-technology to create an artificial-artificial-intelligence (AAI).

£¥€$ 20 Nov at 18:00, 21:00

An interactive theater experience that puts you in the place of the super-rich one percent for a single night, calling all the shots in our economy.

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Submissions to IDFA DocLab 2018 are now open!

We’re looking for all kinds of new media projects ranging from web-documentaries, virtual reality films and games to installations, live performances, and more.

We invite you to submit your interactive and immersive projects to IDFA DocLab 2018. You can submit your project for the upcoming edition via the online submission form between 1 March and 1 August, 2018. We love to hear about your ideas, so you can also get in touch via doclab@idfa.nl if you are working on something that might fit the program.

Regulations

Submitted projects will be considered:
(1) for the two IDFA DocLab Competitions.
(2) as an installation for our festival exhibition.
(3) as a performance at our live cinema events.
(4) for the IDFA DocLab Online Database.
Projects selected for the competition programs are eligible for the IDFA DocLab Award for Digital Storytelling or the IDFA DocLab Immersive Non-Fiction Award.
We can view projects on most platforms/devices, including MAC, PC, iOS, Android, Steam, Sony Playstation, Xbox, Oculus Rift, Oculus Go, Samsung Gear, HTC Vive or Google Daydream, and Cardboard.
Projects should be submitted via a password-protected streaming link, a download link to the VR build/360 video file (preferably by Dropbox/Google Drive), an app download package or game install.
The IDFA DocLab program and competition are open to unreleased projects, as well as projects that have been made publicly available on the internet after August 2017. Priority is given to projects that have not yet been presented at other events or festivals.

Answers to frequently asked questions can be found here.

Please note that submission deadline has passed on August 1, 2018.