Exploring documentary storytellling in the age of the interface

    IDFA’s new media program DocLab has been exploring the art of interactive and immersive non-fiction since 2007. Over the years, IDFA DocLab has developed into one of the leading platforms for interactive documentary art and storytelling. Every year, we commission new pieces, initiate collaborations between artists, and offer a wide range of industry activities to support those shaping the landscape of emerging media and art. During the festival we showcase the best new interactive documentary art through two competition programs, a physical exhibition, and a series of experimental live events to present undefined art forms to a wider audience.

    The 12th edition of DocLab takes place as part of IDFA 2018 (November 14-25), with the main new media events happening November 15-20.

    Please note that the DocLab Interactive Conference is on Saturday, November 17 this year.

    Key dates:

    • Interactive Conference: Saturday, November 17
    • Live Cinema Events: November 15-20
    • Exhibition: November 15–25

    DocLab is made possible by the Ministry of Economic Affairs of the Netherlands, The Netherlands Film Fund, Flemish Arts Centre De Brakke Grond, Diversion, ARTE, National Film Board of Canada, Flanders Audiovisual Fund and Sound and Vision.