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New Media

New Media

IDFA DocLab is an interdisciplinary platform for interactive documentary art and immersive non-fiction. Founded in 2007, DocLab pushes the boundaries of how we perceive and engage with non-fiction narratives by blending art, reality and technology. From an international perspective, DocLab is seen as the most significant première platform for interactive documentaries. It fulfils a pioneering role in the turbulent development of digital storytelling, virtual reality, live performance and artificial intelligence. Just as, more than a century ago, filmmakers discovered how they could use the language of film, DocLab now offers a platform to a new generation of makers through which they can invent their own languages and experiment with new forms of narrative and presentation. 

DocLab offers both an audience-focused festival program with an exhibition, performances and live events and activities aimed at professionals in the documentary and new media world, such as DocLab Forum and the annual Summit. Since 2018, DocLab has presented an international Research & Development program in partnership with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the top American university based in Boston.