This year, IDFA’s new media program DocLab celebrates its tenth anniversary and presents the themed program DocLab: Elastic Reality, in cooperation with de Brakke Grond. Through interactive documentaries, virtual reality experiments and live performances, the boundaries of the internet today will be explored and the audience submerged in undefined new realities.
 
 
100 Photographs: The Most Influential Images of All Time
Paul Moakley, Kira Pollack
A multimedia project by Time magazine on the hundred photos that have shaped our world. Short films, essays and stories from those who have made the news...
Bear 71 VR
A seminal piece in the history of interactive documentary, reimagined and re-released as a VR piece for the 10-year anniversary of IDFA DocLab. On-site reservation required
Chameleon
various directors
An immersive and sensory portrait of Mexico City, created by 12 Mexican artists from various disciplines together with the British collective Marshmallow Laser Feast....
Dreams
Philippe Lambert
Step into a comfortable dream space and help build this big experimental Canadian dream project.
Flint Is a Place
Zackary Canepari
A powerful, stylized portrayal of the pride, hope and pent-up anger felt by the people of Flint, Michigan, a symbol of all that can go wrong with the American Dream.
The Island of the Colorblind
Sanne De Wilde
Catch a glimpse of a world where flames light up in black and white, trees have turned pink and a rainbow holds a thousand shades of grey.
The Modular Body
Floris Kaayk
Marvel at this science fiction perspective. You can assemble this story about a biologist who clicks organs together by clicking on the different elements online.
Notes on Blindness VR
various directors
What’s it like to be blind? Notes on Blindness is an enchanting, award-winning interactive VR experience, based on the audio diary of author and theologian John Hull....
Radical Love
Heather Dewey-Hagborg
On the basis of her DNA, artist Heather Dewey-Hagborg created two life-size 3-D portraits of jailed WikiLeaks whistleblower Chelsea Manning.
White Spots, a Journey to the Edge of the Internet
Bregtje van der Haak, Richard Vijgen
A surprising journey away from the connected world and into the lives of people living in “white spots” without Internet or cell phone reception all...
DocLab: Elastic Reality is a collaboration between IDFA DocLab and De Brakke Grond, supported by the Amsterdam Fund for the Arts, the Creative Industries Fund NL, the Flanders Audiovisual Fund and the Netherlands Film Fund.

Call for Entry: IDFA Bertha Fund December 22, 2016 | The IDFA Bertha Fund is looking for new creative documentary projects from developing countries for both its classic program and the IBF Europe distribution scheme.
Ally Derks receives Pioneer Award December 12, 2016 | Last Saturday, Ally Derks received a prestigious Pioneer Award from the International Documentary Association.
Open Call: Short Web Documentaries November 26, 2016 | IDFA and Jos de Putter from Deep Focus Web Documentaries invite entries for project proposals from talented (young) filmmakers.
And the winners are... November 23, 2016 | At the Awards Ceremony in the Stadsschouwburg, the 14 winners of IDFA 2016 have just been announced.

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