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I Saw the Future

Witness Arthur C. Clarke’s prophetic 1964 speech – predicting many of the technologies in our lives today – in this experimental VR film.

In 1964, Arthur C. Clarke, the co-writer of Stanley Kubrick's on 2001: A Space Odyssey, reveals his vision of the future. By revisiting the signal transmitted…

The Party

See the world through the eyes of Layla, an autistic 15-year-old girl, as she deals with a busy social setting, a surprise birthday party for her mum.

Recent scientific research has found that autism presents far more frequently in women than previously thought. This has resulted in many autistic women…

Lionhearted

8 Year old Rida tells us about her journey, the difficulties of her escape from Afghanistan, and her dark past overshadowed by the Taliban.

Rida is 8 years old. The extroverted girl fled with her family from Pakistan to Europe. She is now living in Hotel City Plaza, a self-organised refugee…

Step to the Line

A virtual reality documentary that aims to provoke a transformation in the spectator’s eyes about prisoners, the prison system, and even themselves.

Shot entirely on location in California maximum security prisons, Step to the Line is a virtual reality documentary that aims to provoke a transformation…

Notes to My Father

A story of love, grief and reconciliation between a survivor of trafficking and her father.

From Kadiri, the so-called “trafficker’s stalking grounds” of Andhra Pradesh, Ramadevi was trafficked to a brothel in Maharashtra. She had been married…

Home In Between

A 360-degree documentary about the people of Kara Tepe, a refugee-camp on the Greek island of Lesvos.

Home in Between is a 360-degree documentary about the people of Kara Tepe, a refugee-camp on the Greek island of Lesvos. By following several people that…

I Am Rohingya

Experience Jamalida’s life inside a regufee camp and watch an account of how she fled the violence in Myanmar in an immersive animation.

Jamalida loves to dance. She sometimes gets the chance at a wedding or a local celebration, even though she lives in a refugee camp in Bangladesh. Experience…

Melting Ice

Join Al Gore on an immersive 3D-360 experience to the frontlines of climate change on the melting ice caps of Greenland.

The health of the planet faces a precipice as global climate change continues to reshape the environment and destroy delicate ecosystems across the world.…

We Who Remain

An immersive virtual reality film that takes the viewer into the heart of the forgotten conflict in the Nuba Mountains of Sudan.

In 2011, war broke out between the Sudan government and the rebel Sudan People’s Liberation Army-North (SPLA-N) in the Nuba Mountains of Sudan. Today,…

After Solitary

An experience that places the viewer physically and emotionally inside an otherwise inaccessible world.

After Solitary, a collaboration between Emblematic Group and PBS’ investigative series FRONTLINE, is a virtual reality experience that places the viewer…

Unrest VR

An immersive journey into the experience of an invisible illness, myalgic encephalomyelitis.

Unrest VR is an immersive journey into Jennifer’s experience of an invisible illness, myalgic encephalomyelitis, Unrest VR contrasts the painful solitary…

Testimony

A virtual reality documentary that shares the stories of five survivors of sexual assault and their journey to healing.

Beyond just a film, Testimony is an advocacy platform to allow the public to bear witness to those who have been silenced. The Brock Turner case, Bill…

Patent Alert

Experience what the smart glasses of the future will offer. Are we actually heading in the right direction?

Science fiction is closer than you think. Without our knowing it, big companies like Google and Microsoft are registering patents for advanced smart glasses,…

Limbo

What is it like to flee your home and start again in a new country? This virtual reality film allows you to feel this period of limbo, waiting for a decision that will affect the rest of your life.

The refugee crisis has challenged Europe. Media coverage has been extensive but despite the many heart wrenching accounts there seems to be no broad social…

{The And} VR

Watch a gripping conversation in VR between a mother and daughter as they answer a series of confrontational questions.

The setup is simple: a mother on the left, her daughter on the right and a stack of cards between them. In the VR documentary {The And} VR, the women take…

A Thin Black Line

This interactive VR experience follows five-year-old Patima’s perspective as she flees the violence of war.

Patima is five years old when the bombing of Darwin takes place in 1942. It's the worst air attack on Australia during all of World War II. Previously…

The Last Chair

In a satisfyingly calm 360-degree documentary, we are silent witnesses of solitary rural lives as they draw to an end.

On an isolated farm in the Dutch province of Drenthe, the elderly Egbert is living out his last days. He has neither TV nor internet, and his only contact…

Potato Dreams

Images of melancholy, fear and love from the Soviet Union surround us in this theatrical and intimate VR documentary.

How do you tell the story of a Russian mother and son who fled their harsh existence in the Soviet Union to build a new life in the United States? You…

Homestay

A moving virtual reality story in a world of delicately folded paper, about a Canadian family and their unexpected experience with a Japanese exchange student.

Every year, hundreds of thousands of international students head for Canada to study. Many of them rent a room with a host family to make the most of the…

Invisible

An immersive journey into the uncertainty and despair of the UK’s immigration detention system.

Concealed behind 20ft prison walls, on the hem of cities, thousands of people are being held with no time limit. In this psychological pressure cooker…

C.A.P.E. Drop_Dog

Using state-of-the-art technology C.a.p.e. Drop_Dog teleports the visitor to the stage and into the core of two short stories.

Using state-of-the-art technology, C.a.p.e. Drop_Dog teleports the visitor to the stage and into the core of two short stories by Tonnus Oosterhoff (NL).…

Hieronymus Bosch, The Eyes of the Owl

An innovative way to experience Bosch’s most famous painting up close and personal.

Hieronymus Bosch, The Eyes of the Owl is a virtual reality experience that provides an innovative way for people to experience Bosch most famous painting…

Easter Rising: Voice of a Rebel

Step into one man’s memories of a moment that changed Irish history forever: the 1916 Easter Rising.

Step into one man’s memories of a moment that changed Irish history forever: the 1916 Easter Rising. Willie McNeive was 19 at the time, a fervent believer…

The Ark

A virtual reality documentary that puts viewers face-to-face with the last northern white rhinos.

The northern white rhinoceros is the most endangered animal on the planet. The Ark is a virtual reality documentary that immerses viewers in parallel stories…

Mamie’s Dream

Experience what it means to be a girl in Sierra Leone and deal with the issues that affect girls on a daily basis.

Step into Mamie’s life and experience what it means to be a girl in Sierra Leone and deal with the issues that affect girls on a daily basis – such…

Daily Life VR

A WebVR series about some of life’s most basic and essential pursuits: eating, pooping, sleeping, etc.

Daily Life VR is a WebVR series of “We ___ together”, about some of life’s most basic and essential pursuits: eating, pooping, sleeping, etc. Virtual…

Collisions

A journey to the land of indigenous elder Nyarri Morgan and the Martu tribe in the remote Western Australian desert.

Collisions is a virtual reality journey to the land of indigenous elder Nyarri Morgan and the Martu tribe in the remote Western Australian desert. Nyarri’s…

DeathTolls Experience

A virtual journey from the refugee crisis in Europe to the bloodbath in Syria, placing the dry “data reality” of the news in an emotional perspective.

With DeathTolls Experience, up-and-coming Iranian virtual reality artist Ali Eslami is seeking to resensitize the general public to the reality behind…

Flint Is a Place

A powerful, stylized portrayal of the pride, hope and pent-up anger felt by the people of Flint, Michigan, a symbol of all that can go wrong with the American Dream.

Flint is a place that needs no introduction, certainly in the United States. With documentary filmmaker and activist Michael Moore as its best-known ambassador,…

Chameleon

An immersive and sensory portrait of Mexico City, in collaboration with 12 Mexican artists from various disciplines.

Chameleon presents a unique, sensory portrait of Mexico City. It’s the result of an experimental collaboration to create new artistic concepts and bring…

Home: Aamir

Experience the inhumane conditions of the Calais “jungle” and travel with Aamir from South Sudan via Libya and across the Mediterranean to his new “home.”

Aamir is a 24-year-old man from South Sudan. Following threats to Aamir’s life, his father has now sold his last valuable possessions to pay human smugglers…

Tzina: Symphony of Longing

A poetic, interactive VR documentary in which the residents of the run-down Dizengoff Square in Tel Aviv muse on their lives, loves, longing and loneliness.

At the end of 2016, Tzina Dizengoff square, one of Tel Aviv’s emblematic sites, will be demolished. The square became a home for the lonely and marginalized…

The Resistance of Honey

Bioni Samp’s bees don’t just make honey – they also make music. A fascinating, mind-expanding glimpse into the exceptional world inside the beehive.

Welcome to the fascinating world of urban beekeeper Bioni Samp. His bees don’t just make honey – they also make music. Always clad in his beekeeper’s…

Notes on Blindness VR

What’s it like to be blind? Notes on Blindness is an enchanting, award-winning interactive VR experience, based on the audio diary of author and theologian John Hull.

In 1983, author, teacher and theologian John Hull (1935-2015) went blind after years of declining vision. He kept an audio diary during this drastic period…

Deprogrammed

A meditative virtual walk through the mental worlds of a former member of the Unification Church, a skinhead and a jihadist.

Take a virtual walk through the mental landscape of cult indoctrination and deprogramming. Step by step, you progress further into an environment that…

The Perfect Human

The Perfect Human is a VR film, part of a crossmedia project about the impact of developments in science and technology on what it means to be human.

This immersive experience transports the viewer to a distant future where he/she/it can take the final step towards perfection. Experience The Perfect…

Jisr Al-Shoughour

SMART and OKIO REPORT transport you to Jisr al-Shughur, Syria, to experience the tragedy as if you were there.

Filmed inside the world's most dangerous war zone with virtual reality technology, the viewer is immersed in the disaster from which so many have fled.…

The Cave

With a slow, poetic and contemplative pace, The Cave confronts the viewer with the supernatural power of painted prehistoric caves (which were none other than the first “immersive experiences”) as if you discover one of them for the first time.

With the immersion capacities brought by the Oculus Rift, the user travels through time and crosses the same landscape at the age of a glacial period (-30…

Offshore VR

Offshore VR takes its audience into a derelict, shattered drill platform far away in some unspecified ocean where something has gone terribly wrong.

Part mystery, part creepy horror-show, this documentary examines the potentials and ramifications of deep water oil extraction. The project connects VR,…

The Museum of Stolen Art

The Museum of Stolen art is a virtual space for art that has been stolen or looted. It is an Oculus Rift experience where one can enjoy artwork that is otherwise hidden.

The museum’s goal is to engage the public in culturally significant items that are in danger of disappearance. It serves as a photo array for a crime…

In the Eyes of the Animal

Discover forests anew through In the Eyes of the Animal, a 360 cinematic experience immersing you in a vibrant landscape belonging to woodland creatures.

In the Eyes of the Animal, a journey through the food chain, is an artistic interpretation of the sensory perspectives of three British species. Created…

Waves of Grace

Step into the virtual shoes of Decontee Davis, who recovered from Ebola and now helps other victims of the disease in a township in Monrovia, Liberia.

The outbreak of Ebola in West Africa that started in December 2013 was the biggest Ebola epidemic ever. Waves of Grace places us, virtually but…

Way to Go

A walk in the woods as an interactive experience for people of all ages.

A virtual walk in the woods: but with Vincent Morisset behind the project, you know it’s going to be more than 360 degrees of trees. With Way to Go,…

Kiya

Virtual reality deployed in the battle against domestic violence makes the viewer an eyewitness to a dangerous situation.

Every day, three women in the United States die as a direct result of domestic violence. To put it less euphemistically, they are murdered by their husbands…

The Enemy

This installation and app invites you to step into the very heart of conflict situations and find out why people engage in violence.

Two combatants from opposing sides observe each other. We stand in the middle, confronted with their fears, dreams and motivations to fight. Created by…

RecoVR: Mosul, a Collective Reconstruction

A virtual environment that brings back to life the historical collection of the Mosul Museum, raided by IS in 2014.

With more than 3,500 archeological sites, including centuries-old religious and historic excavations, Iraq’s second-largest city Mosul has the majority…

Drawing Room

Step into the first “drawn reality” by Jan Rothuizen, about the “premium experience” of the tower room in an Amsterdam department store.

The visual artist Jan Rothuizen seems to be successful in every medium. Having perfected his half-drawn, half-written maps of the city of his birth in…

Witness 360: 7/7

One survivor of the London bombings of July 7, 2005 talks about that day and gives us a sense of the trauma that still haunts her.

On July 7, 2005, London was rocked by a series of devastating bombings. Four Al-Qaeda suicide terrorists blew themselves up in the underground and on a…

The Unknown Photographer

An ominous, poetic and virtual odyssey through the trenches of the memory of a photographer from World War I.

The Unknown Photographer is a virtual reality project built around hundreds of photos and drawings dating from World War I, found in a deserted…

LoVR

A virtual reality love trip through the brain activity that occurs in the staggering moment you fall in love; a poem written in data.

Every second, more than 100,000 chemical reactions take place in your brain. But what does that brain activity look like, and what do all those neurons…

DMZ: Memories of No Man’s Land

A virtual reality exploration of the heavily guarded border between North and South Korea makes the paranoia of the Cold War palpable.

The Korean demilitarized zone (DMZ) is one of the last remnants of the Cold War. The strip, 150 miles (250 kilometers) long and 2.5 miles (four kilometers)…

Zero Point

One of the first 360-degree documentary films ever, investigating the future of virtual reality.

At IDFA DocLab 2011, photographer and filmmaker Danfung Dennis launched his groundbreaking iPad app Condition One. He returns this year with a new milestone:…

Strangers with Patrick Watson

Visit singer-songwriter Patrick Watson’s studio through virtual reality.

One of the finest examples of immersive media to date: put on the virtual reality headset and feel as if you're physically present in Canadian musician…

The Machine to Be Another

An interactive performance installation allowing the user to enter the body and mind of another person.

What would it be like for a woman to experience having a man’s body, for a physically fit jogger to find out what it’s like to be wheelchair-bound,…

Clouds

An immersive, interactive documentary on the cutting edge of art and computer code.

This immersive, interactive documentary places the audience on the cutting edge of art and computer code. Filmed using a new 3D format called RGBD and…

Assent

An award-winning virtual reality documentary about a tragic memory of 1973 Chile.

Oscar Raby's Assent offers a moving immersive documentary experience that plays out in the virtual past. Through the Oculus Rift headset, media…

C.A.P.E.

An individual, immersive experience that uses the latest technologies to transport its users to a virtual mix between Shanghai and Brussels.

CREW is a company that operates on the border between art and science, between performance art and new technology. Artist Eric Joris develops his live-art…

Hunger in Los Angeles

An immersive journalistic experience where the viewer becomes a witness to the consequences of food shortages in Los Angeles.

Hunger in Los Angeles is an immersive journalistic experience set in the heart of the city, where the indigent are trying to survive on an over-strained…
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Expert Meeting: Interactive Documentary Preservation

Invite-only expert session on the preservation of interactive documentary art.

The interactive documentary genre is evolving at a faster pace than ever before - both technically and artistically. However, with the rise of new platforms…

Immersive Network Summit

The Immersive Network Summit brings together experts from all corners of the interactive and immersive storytelling industry.

The Immersive Network Summit is an international think tank event bringing together experts from all corners of the interactive and immersive storytelling…

Financing Market: IDFA Crossmedia Forum 2017

New media projects will be pitched for a broad audience of attending broadcasters and other decision makers from around the world.

The IDFA Forum is one of the most important co-financing and co-production markets in the international documentary industry. Its annual Crossmedia Pitching…

Industry Session: Making VR Work for Audiences

Zillah Watson, Commissioning Editor for Virtual Reality at the BBC, on how to make VR work for audiences.

Using insights from her recent report for the Reuters Journalism Institute “VR for News: The New Reality” and recent BBC audience research, Zillah…

DocLab Live: Bloodless – Guided by the Ghost of a Korean Sex Worker

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.

A special presentation by EYE of VR installation Bloodless, which was awarded in Venice. Director Gina Kim and guests discuss the influence American soldiers…
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Open Call for IDFA DocLab Academy 2018 Participants

We are now open for applications for IDFA DocLab Academy 2018!

DocLab Academy is an international program for new talent in the field of documentary storytelling and interactive media. This five-day program takes place…

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.

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