Interactive Doc Showcase: Best of IDFA DocLab
Over the last years, documentary cinema has been one of the most fruitful places for digital innovation and new forms of interactive storytelling. What are some of the best examples and most exciting new genres of interactive non-fiction storytelling?
Caspar Sonnen, Curator of IDFA DocLab, showcases some of his favorite projects that are breaking out of the boundaries of linear cinema.
IDFA DocLab is the new media competition program at the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam. Since 2007, it has become one of Europe's leading platforms for digital documentary innovation and interactive storytelling.
Caspar Sonnen is the new media coordinator for the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) and curator of the festival's IDFA DocLab, a competition program for new forms of documentary and interactive storytelling.
In 2008, Sonnen founded IDFA DocLab to create a platform for interactive and multimedia documentary storytelling that expands the genre beyond traditional cinema. Since 2009, Sonnen also curates an annual IDFA DocLab guest program at SXSW.
Besides his work at IDFA, he is co-founder and programmer of the Open Air Film Festival Amsterdam.