InterDocs Barcelona 2013 /First interactive documentary conference in the latin area


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The InterDocsBarcelona is a session to understand, disseminate and consider the interactive documentary. Throughout the day there will be presentations, case studies and a debate on the new narrative forms in documentary arising from new technologies. We will have the presence of national and international experts in this field.

WHERE: Auditorium La Pedrera– Provença, 261

WHEN: On Wednesday May 29th from 9:00 to 18:00.

FEE: General admission 24€ (students, with acreditation to show the same day at the tickets pick up desk, and pitchers/observers 2013 pay 12€). Entrance fees include 21% VAT.
Please, if you are interested in attending InterDocsBarcelona, send us an email to and we’ll inform you how to buy the tickets.

There will also be an exhibition in La Pedrera that will display the projects presented at the symposium and a set of unpublished interactive audiovisual materials to learn about the evolution of the documentary and interactive media (29-31 May at the Sala Gaudí La Pedrera).

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Hope to see you there!!!


Arnau Gifreu

InterDocs Barcelona coordinator



8:45 – 9:15


Arrivals and registration La Pedrera – entrance

Passeig de Gràcia, 92

9:15 – 9:30
Welcome and introduction By Joan Gonzàlez (Docs Barcelona) and Arnau Gifreu (Open Documentary Lab MIT)
9:30 – 10:15


Introduction to the field

Setting the field 

By Sandra Gaudenzi (i-docs, UK) 

i-docs Lab

10:15 – 11:00


Topics and subjects in the interactive documentary  By Arnaud Dressen (Honkytonk Films, FR)

Journey To The End Of Coal

The Big Issue

11:00 – 11:15


11:15  – 13:00


Interactivity and user experience in the interactive documentary By Alexandre Brachet (Upian, FR)

Gaza/Sderot – Life in spite of everything

Prison Valley

Alma. A tale of Violence

13:00  –  13:30


13:30  –  14:00


Online presentation 1 (Skype)

Online presentation 2 (Skype)

Caspar Sonnen (IDFA Doclab, HO)

To be confirmed

14:00  –  14:30


Ideas to create a transmedia documentary By Neil Harbison (Cyborg Foundation, UK) and Josep Cumeras (UVIC,SP) 

En un xip multicolor. La vida de Neil Harbisson

14:30 – 15:00


Webdoc Lab / RTVE.ES By Ricardo Villa (RTVE Lab, SP)
15:00 – 15:30 / CASE STUDY PRESENTATION 4 How to create a company to produce interactive documentary in Spain By  Alex Badia (Barret Films, SP) 
Las voces de la memoria
0 responsables
15:30 – 16:00


How to get the fund to produce  an interactive documentary in Spain By Thais Ruiz de Alda (intropíamedia, SP)

Las Sinsombrero

16:00 – 17:30


New models/logics of production, distribution and exhibition

Business models

Sandra Gaudenzi (UK)

Arnaud Dressen (FR)

Alexandre Brachet  (FR)

Ricardo Villa (SP)

Moderation: Arnau Gifreu

17:30 – 18:00 Networking drinks and InterDOCS  exhibition
18:00 Close





PhD from Goldsmiths College (London) with a thesis on the interactive documentary. Researcher and professor of interactive media theory at the London College of Communication (United Kingdom).

Sandra Gaudenzi is one of the directors of i-Docs, the first international community that studies interactive documentary, which also has a conference entirely devoted to interactive documentaries held in Bristol every year. The first international symposium on interactive documentary – i-docs Symposium – took place on March 25th, 2011 in the city of Bristol (England). It was organized by Dr. Judith Aston, Dr. Sandra Gaudenzi and Professor Jonathan Dovey in the Watersehed Centre, home of the DCRC (Digital Culture Research Centre), which is attached to the University of the West of England (UWE). In addition, the i-docs group, made by Sandra Gaudenzi, Judith Aston, Mandy Rose, Jess Linington and Arnau Gifreu created a Lab that has already been presented in different countries, providing advice and training on interactive documentary (i-docs Lab).


Alexandre Brachet – UPIAN

Founder and producer at Upian (France)

Upian, created in 1988, is a multimedia studio that has developed numerous projects about journalism, politics and documentary. Upian takes advantage of powerful partners – such as ARTE TV or other TV stations and newspapers – and has high budgets to create documentaries of great added value for the Web. It is one of the few producers who get their users to interact through their projects. This multimedia production company is specialized in web design and development of interactive systems that locate the user in the center of ergonomic problems. Upian is also known by the general public through its work as editor and producer of projects that have achieved a significant amount of audience and success in France and the world in general. Some examples are  La Cité des mortes,ThanatoramaHappy World,  Gaza/SderotPrison Valley  and Alma, a tale of violence (IDFA DocLab Award in Digital Storytelling and World Press multimedia).


Ricardo Villa – RTVE WEBDOC LAB

Director of interactive media at TVE (Spain)

Ricardo Villa Asensi, a journalist, is the director of interactive media at TVE and responsible for all multiscreen strategy and RTVE websites. He has done a Master’s degree in journalism at El País School. He began his career as a parliamentary reporter in Cinco Días, and after spending some time in the Middle East working for different media companies, he has been responsible for the direction and release of companies such as, and from 2007 until the present, He is the Lab creator and the promoter of the TVE webdocs strategy. He teaches at the TVE Master of production . Some awards he received in the area include the multiscreen Rose d’Or in Lucerna for the Project Águila Roja or the Iris Award from the TV Academy for the best multiscreen production coverage of the 2012 Olympic Games.


Arnaud Dressen – HONKYTONK FILMS

Cofounder and producer of Honkytonk Films (France)

Honkytonk Films, created in 2007, is an interactive documentary production and distribution company that offers a universal perspective on trends and important events of nowadays. Honkytonk has won awards in film and media festivals such as IDFA (Amsterdam), Prix Europa (Berlin), Sheffield Doc/Fest (Sheffield) and the South by Soutwest Awards (Austin, USA). Some of their most notable productions include Journey To The End of Coal and The Big Issue, which at the time, showed a new way of making documentaries in a close to journalistic format where you can choose your own adventure. In recent years the company has also excelled as a technology developer, implementing Klynt, an interactive editing tool for filmmakers, photographers and journalists willing to harness the power of the Internet, allowing them to be able to create and share their stories in the most open and creative way.



Sonocromatic Artist considered the first cyborg of the world recognized by a government (United Kingdom)

Son of an Irish father and a Catalan mother, Neil Harbisson, as a child, had difficulty distinguishing colours, and he was thought to be colour-blind. It was not until he was eleven years old that, after a series of eye tests, he was diagnosed with achromatopsy, an irreversible visual impairment preventing him from seeing any colours. Instead, he sees things in shades of grey. From the moment he learnt that he could not see any colours, Neil has gone through different stages regarding colours and what they mean to him. At first, he hated them and decided to live entirely in black and white, wearing only these two colors, and even going through all his high school in grayscale. Later however, these feelings towards color changed to the point of embracing and using it as the main element in his artistic works. The eyeborg, an electronic device that can perceive colours through sound was developed by Neil Harbisson and Adam Montandon in 2004. It is a small sensor placed at the eye level and subject to the head by a cable that carries color information into a computer or chip. This converts the electromagnetic waves of light in sound frequencies which can be interpreted as musical notes. In 2010, Neil and Moon Ribas created the Cyborg Fundation, an international organization to help humans become cyborgs.


Producer at Barret Films (Spain)

Àlex Badia is one of the founding partners of Barret Films, a production company dedicated to transmedia documentary. Since 2008, he has held interactive development of the webdocumentary ‘Itaca, 10 years creating the future’, the transmedia documentary ‘Voices of Memory’or the work in progress ‘0 accountable’ among others.


Thais Ruiz de Alda – INTROPÍA MEDIA
Producer and Director of Digital Strategy Transmedia Projects in IntropiaMedia

Thais has been working on digital projects for more than 14 years. She has a great knowledge of the digital industry, as she was the director of the Spanish Association of Digital Communication (IAB Spain) and the editor of the magazine Barcelona Interactive (founded in late 1999) for five years. She currently combines her duties as director of Digital and Social Media Projects at DDB Spain with the newly founded Intropía Media production company, specialized in digital business development and production of audiovisual products. She also collaborates with universities and training centers.


Josep Cumeras
Universitat de Vic (Spain)

Josep Cumeras is studing a Degree of Multimedia at the Polytechnic School (EPS) of the University of Vic. He has experience in mobile technology and software development such as Android, HTML, CSS, XML, SQL, Java, VB.NET, PHP , Javascript, Photoshop, Premiere, After Effects, FL Studio and Drupal. He is the creator and the developer of the successful applications for Android “Talk Text to Voice”, “Colorex” and the web application “Fringe Glyph Generator”. It is part of the team of the transmedia project about cyborgs and the figure of Neil Harbisson, leading the development of the application “Eyeborg App” for Android.