DocLab: A Night at the Planetarium #1

    With immersive media such as virtual reality on the rise, more and more documentary filmmakers and artists have been exploring the possibilities of planetariums and domes, and the collective experience of dome projection. What new realities can be discovered if we look beyond the traditional starry sky and universe? Seeking out the boundaries of the planetarium, IDFA's new media program DocLab presents a series of unique live cinema nights in the ARTIS Planetarium, made in collaboration with Berliner Festspiele, Diversion cinema and ARTIS. Immerse yourself in a unique evening full of spectacular 360-degree documentaries and groundbreaking immersive experiments under the huge dome screen at the ARTIS-Planetarium.

    With: Climate CrimesFractal Time and Agnieszka Polska's The Happiest Thought.

    The ARTIS-Planetarium is one of IDFA DocLab’s new locations, with this year’s edition also taking place at Tolhuistuin (main location and ongoing exhibition), Compagnietheater (DocLab Interactive Conference) and Lil' Amsterdam Central Station (VR Cinema).


    Climate Crimes

    • Adrian Lahoud, Michaela French
    • United Kingdom
    • 2018
    • 12 min
    • DocLab Domesticating Reality, IDFA DocLab Spotlight, DocLab Program

    A powerful visualization of the cyclical links between climate change, air pollution and global migration. Through projections of scientific data on a dome-shaped screen, cause and effect become clear. Read more

    Fractal Time

    • Julius Horsthuis
    • Netherlands
    • 2019
    • 11 min
    • DocLab Domesticating Reality, IDFA DocLab Spotlight, DocLab Program

    Our world is made up of infinitely repeating geometric patterns called fractals. Special effects artist Julius Horsthuis uses algorithms to create new worlds where you can experience mathematical realities in free fall.  Read more

    The Happiest Thought

    • Agnieszka Polska
    • Germany, Poland
    • 2019
    • 21 min
    • DocLab Domesticating Reality, IDFA DocLab Competition for Digital Storytelling, DocLab Program

    Artist Agnieszka Polska’s poetic film brings to life the biosphere as it was before the Earth’s greatest wave of extinction. Geo Wyeth’s singing voice forms a mesmerizing additional layer.  Read more

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