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 artforms to a wider audience.
During IDFA 2017, DocLab presented two competition programs - the IDFA DocLab Competition for Digital Storytelling and the IDFA DocLab Competition for Immersive Non-Fiction - as well as the focus program Uncharted Rituals.
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.