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.

more events

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.