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

We’re hiring!

If you’re interested in interactive documentary, VR/AR, and live performances, we’ve got an open internship position with the IDFA new media team that might be for you.

IDFA’s nieuwe media-programma DocLab biedt sinds 2007 een internationaal platform aan multidisciplinaire documentairemakers en mediakunstenaars werkzaam op het grensgebied tussen documentairekunst en nieuwe media. Het programma onderzoekt de artistieke mogelijkheden van de hedendaagse netwerkcultuur, verkent hoe de digitale revolutie documentairekunst verandert, signaleert nieuw talent en biedt ruimte aan de belangrijkste pioniers van het digitale tijdperk. Door doelbewust niet één medium of discipline centraal te stellen, maar juist medium-onafhankelijk te speuren naar de meest succesvolle en innovatieve documentaire kunstenaars en digitale storytellers, is IDFA DocLab uitgegroeid tot een unieke ontmoetingsplek en internationaal premièreplatform. IDFA DocLab biedt zowel het publiek als makers en industry professionals jaarlijks een moment om de digitale revolutie in een bredere context te analyseren en een eigen koers te bepalen. Het programma bestaat uit een doorlopende 11-daagse expositie, de Interactive Conference, een serie Live Cinema Events, DocLab Academy en verschillende industry activiteiten en netwerkmomenten. Overzicht IDFA Nieuwe Media activiteiten.

Profiel
Je hebt een grote affiniteit met nieuwe media documentaires en bent goed op de hoogte van nieuwe ontwikkelingen. Je kunt geconcentreerd werken in een hectische omgeving, bent georganiseerd, kunt structuur aanbrengen in je werkzaamheden en kunt onder hoge druk toe te werken naar een aantal vaststaande deadlines. Je bent sociaal, communicatief, vraagt om begeleiding als je ergens alleen niet uitkomt en zorgt ervoor dat iedereen geïnformeerd is over de voortgang van jouw projecten. Je bent vaardig met computers, zoekt graag uit hoe je met onze database de beste resultaten kunt behalen en schuwt nieuwe technologieën niet. Je beheerst zowel Nederlands als Engels in woord en schrift (overige talen zijn een pre).

Taken en Verantwoordelijkheden
Ondersteuning algemene research voor het nieuwe media programma
Ondersteuning productie van online en offline publicaties, zoals Programma Magazine (NL), Program Guide (EN) en nieuwe media programma online (NL & EN)
Verwerken nieuwe media inzendingen in de IDFA film database
Corresponderen met makers over o.a. inzendingen, selectie en festivalbezoek
Ondersteuning productie van nieuwe media events en tentoonstelling tijdens het festival in November
Ondersteuning bij documenteren en verslaglegging van festival events naar partners

Contractgegevens
Contractduur: 1 juli t/m 15 december 2018 (in overleg)

Fulltime, tenzij er tijd moet worden vrijgemaakt om colleges te volgen

Stagevergoeding: € 300 per maand bij een fulltime stage en gratis lunch, reiskosten worden vergoed als je niet in Amsterdam woont

Solliciteren
We ontvangen we graag een Engelse motivatiebrief (als pdf bijlage) in een e-mail aan Annabet Langkamp, sollicitaties@idfa.nl onder vermelding van stage nieuwe media. Voeg alsjeblieft ook je CV als pdf bijlage toe. Geef in je brief aan waarom jij een stage bij IDFA ambieert en waarom je denkt dat jij geschikt bent voor deze stage. Indien je in meerdere stages bij IDFA geïnteresseerd bent, kun je dit in je brief aangeven. Na je aanmelding nemen we snel contact met je op. Het streven is om de stages half juli ingevuld te hebben, daarna kun je beter eerst even informeren of er nog stages beschikbaar zijn.

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, 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 2016. 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.

Submission deadline August 1, 2018.

IDFA DocLab presents How to Dance or Die with Technology

Join us at SXSW for the 10th annual IDFA DocLab showcase at SXSW

As tech addiction is disrupting the human condition, interactive art has become more than just mesmerizing and cool. But could it also disrupt our own behavior and help us redefine our relation to technology? The 10th annual IDFA DocLab Showcase at SXSW invites you to find out, by playing, dancing and dying together with technology. Bring your smartphone and join co-founder of innovation studio LavaLab Klasien van de Zandschulp for a physical round of DuoDisco dancing (don’t forget your headphones!), and hear the crazy story of digital surveillance artist Dries Depoorter and his latest work Die With Me. Created with David Suprenant and presented with IDFA DocLab, Die With Me is a chatroom app for people with less than 5% battery life. Launched in January, as tech was once again proclaimed ‘the new smoking’, this interactive artwork has become one of the biggest viral hits of 2018 so far.

This session is moderated by Ingrid Kopp (Electric South) and Yorinde Segal (IDFA), curated by IDFA DocLab, the New Media program of the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam.

MAR 14, 2018 | 3:30PM – 4:30PM |Austin Convention Center, ROOM 6AB

See more information here.

Interactive Conference 2017 talks are now online

You can now catch up on all of the talks from the 5th DocLab Interactive Conference, featuring artists and thinkers from across the industry.

The 5th DocLab Interactive Conference at IDFA 2017 brought together leading professionals from the world of art, technology, science and documentary for a day full of inspiring presentations, visions of the future and audience experiments. Listen to talks by Memo Akten, Jonathan Puckey, Micha Wertheim, Yasmin Elayat, Lauren McCarthy, Emilie Baltz, Klasien van de Zandschulp, and IDFA guest of honor Jonathan Harris, and more.


Memo Akten works with computation as a medium, exploring collisions between nature, science, technology, ethics, ritual, tradition and religion.


Yasmin Elayat is co-founder & creative director at Scatter, an award-winning immersive media studio pioneering a novel approach to VR storytelling called volumetric filmmaking.


Brett Gaylor talks about the “internet of things”, the array of interconnected products flooding our world that range from the supremely stupid to the absolutely terrifying.


Micha Wertheim made theatre history with Somewhere Else (Ergens Anders), When audiences were expecting him to appear for his gig on stage, Micha was actually somewhere else entirely…


Lauren McCarthy explores the smart home, the tensions between intimacy and privacy, and the role of human labor in the future of automation.

You can find the full lineup of talks online here.

‘Die With Me’ by Dries Depoorter & David Surprenant

The chat app you can only use when you have less than 5% battery.

IDFA DocLab is proud to present Die With Me by Dries Depoorter and David Surprenant. Die With Me is a chat app you can only use when you have less than 5% battery. If you have less than 5% battery you just have to enter a nickname and you can say goodbye to other people having also less than 5% battery. Die together in a chatroom on your way to offline peace. If nobody is in the chatroom you can scroll back to the older messages to get inspired to leave a trace for the future.

The app is now available for iOS and Android.

App by Dries Depoorter and David Surprenant
Presented in collaboration with IDFA Doclab