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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About IDFA DocLab

IDFA DocLab is a festival program for new media within the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam(IDFA). The mission of IDFA DocLab is to showcase interactive documentaries and other new digital artforms that succesfully push the boundaries of documentary storytelling in the age of the interface. Projects are curated and presented online, as well as during live cinema events, exhibitions, workshops and industry panels.

Platform
Since the first pilot program in 2007, IDFA DocLab has developed into one of the leading platforms for interactive documentary storytelling. Projects that have been showcased at IDFA DocLab include GazaSderot, Highrise/OutMyWindow, Welcome to Pine Point, PrisonValley, Young Me Now Me, Bear71, Alma, a Tale of Violence and many many others. Throughout the year, IDFA DocLab maintains an online database for digital storytelling and regularly presents showcases at other festivals, such as SXSW, the Berlinale, the Cannes Film Festival, Tribeca and World Press Photo.

Commissioned works
Besides co-organizing new initiatives, such as the PhotoStories conference, IDFA DocLab also commissions new works (often in collaboration with De Brakke Grond). Examples include the Moments of Innovation project (in collaboration with M.I.T. Open DocLab and Upian), the Robots in Residence project by Alexander Reben and the Emotional Arcade by Brent Hoff.

Festival Dates
The IDFA DocLab exhibition, Interactive Conference, live cinema events and DocLab Academy all take place during IDFA in Amsterdam, from 15-26 November 2017.

Submission Deadlines
The IDFA DocLab Competition, live cinema events and exhibition program is open to all kinds of digital non-fiction experiences, ranging from interactive stories and data art to multimedia journalism, immersive installations, virtual reality projects and live performance.

You can submit your project for the upcoming edition via the online submission form between 1 March and 1 August 2017. We love to hear about your ideas, so you can also get in touch via doclab@idfa.nl if you are working on anything that may fit the program.

All projects submitted to the festival will automatically be considered for the IDFA DocLab Online Database and the MIT Docubase.

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