For the third year in a row, SXSW has invited IDFA DocLab (www.idfa.nl/doclab) to organise a panel and a special live cinema screening. IDFA DocLab is the new media program of the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam. Since 2008, IDFA DocLab showcases the many new and unexpected forms of documentary storytelling made possible by digital technology. In Europe, the program has become a platform for transmedia and multiplatform projects, ranging from interactive webdocs to documentary media art.
The Live Cinema Screening will include shorts, interactive webdocs (navigated live) by the National Film Board of Canada and a live performance by media artist Ze Frank.
Sparrow Songs - One Year
Director: Alex Jablonski
Filmmaker Alex Jablonski and cinematographer Michael Totten made (and published online) one short documentary per month, every month for one year. Episode 9 is a portrait of the first year of one marriage, the director's own.
Creator: Vincent Morisset / NFB
A film for computers that explores the evolution of speech, halfway between a short film and an illustrated book.
MY TRIBE IS MY LIFE
Creators: Myriam Verreault & Alex Leduc / NFB
How the internet shapes relationships through the prism of 8 music fans
Welcome to Pine Point
Creator: The Goggles / NFB
Imagine your hometown never grew old. Would it be so bad?
Highrise: Out My Window
Creator: Kat Cizek / NFB
Interactive views from the global highrise
Winner IDFA DocLab Award 2010
Live performance by Ze Frank
For over 10 years, media artist Ze Frank has been creating groundbreaking internet projects that encourage people to laugh, create, play, and collaborate. Ze is a frequent speaker at the TED conference and recently started a super secret social gaming company.
Presented with IDFA DocLab and NFB