IDFA DocLab Competition for Immersive Non-Fiction

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    The definitions of documentary are challenged in the 2018 IDFA DocLab Competition for Immersive Non-Fiction. Makers immerse you in diverse sensory experiences and experimental technology.

    In 2018, the IDFA DocLab Award for Immersive Non-Fiction (€ 5.000) went to Eat | Tech | Kitchen (Netherlands, United States) by Klasien van de Zandschulp and Emilie Baltz.

    Items in this selection


    • Wendy Gutman
    • 2018

    This richly cinematic VR piece presents an alternative history of human imagination, focused on our depiction of the horse from the beginning of time to a virtual future. On-site reservation required.

    The Collider: Chapter One

    • Anagram
    • 2018

    Enter The Collider. A machine built to decipher the mysteries of human relationships. On-site reservation required.

    A Dinner with Frankenstein AI

    • Lance Weiler, Nick Fortugno, Rachel Ginsberg
    • 2018

    An intimate dinner experience that delves deeply into the tensions between human and machine. 

    Eat | Tech | Kitchen

    • Klasien van de Zandschulp, Emilie Baltz
    • 2018

    A rudimentary chatbot breathes new life into La cucina futurista (Futurist Cooking) (1932) by translating dreams of the future into new recipes and table rituals. On-site reservation required.

    The Industry VR

    • Mirka Duijn
    • 2018

    As you explore their workspaces, marijuana growers and coke barons tell you about the kicks and the stress of their illegal work. On-site reservation required.

    I’ve Always Been Jealous of Other People’s Families

    • Shirin Anlen
    • 2018

    This machine learning installation questions the mental state of the intelligent machines we create. On-site reservation required.

    Leaked Recipes

    • Gabriela Ivens
    • 2018

    Recipes that have been crowdsourced from leaked emails are served up, along with the story of their origin and a discussion about internet privacy. On-site reservation required.

    Mirror Cookie

    • Sophia Al-Maria
    • 2018

    At a dressing table-cum-hall of mirrors, the Chinese-American actor Bai Ling recites her monologue packed with self-validating mantras.

    The Social Sorting Experiment

    • Steye Hallema, The Smartphone Orchestra
    • 2018

    Through mindless online swiping and scrolling, we’re all ranked, categorized and profiled. But what happens under the shiny hood of your phone? On-site reservation required.

    Zikr: A Sufi Revival

    • 2018

    An interactive virtual reality journey into a world of ecstatic ritual and music. On-site reservation required.