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Interactive Digital Stories Track – Madeira Film Festival

The Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute and The University of Texas at Austin (Department of Radio-Television-Film) in collaboration with the Madeira Film Festival (MFF) are organizing the Madeira Film Festival – Interactive Digital Stories Track. In its first edition, the MFF-Interactive Digital Stories Track aims to foster an international discussion about nature and sustainability, accepting interactive documentaries submissions themed in connection …

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Interdocs Barcelona 2016 – A Closer Look Into User-Centered Development of Interactive Documentaries

by Joanna Camargo InterDocsBarcelona 2016 was filled with news from the interactive storytelling world. All different kinds of makers and audiences came together at the Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona to hear about the newest and the prize-winning projects of the industry. Data usage and its many implications, together with the refugee crisis, were recurrent subjects in the presentations made …

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interDocsBarcelona 2016 / 23-29 June – Interactive Pitch, online screenings and Popathon

In the first post we introduced the new edition of interDocsBarcelona and its main activity, the conference. Here we will explain the other parts of the event: the interactive pitch, Popathon, online screenings and Meeting Point. b) Interactive Pitch: a financing and promotion platform for interactive and transmedia documentary projects. The Interactive Pitch consists on a presentation of 4 interactive projects in front …

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interDocsBarcelona 2016 / 23-29 June – The conference

The nineteenth edition of DocsBarcelona will open on Wednesday 25th of May with Sonita, by the Iranian director Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami. The closing will be on Sunday 29th of May with the awards ceremony. Here is a summary of the last edition (2015): interDocsBarcelona is the interactive and transmedia documentary section of DocsBarcelona, a professional meeting to understand, disseminate, create, finance and exhibit the interactive documentary. Here you …

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COME/IN/DOC Documentary Series – Episode 1 – Part 2

In our previous post we explained the story behind the experimental project COME/IN/DOC, and last week, during the 4rth edition of the i-Docs Conference we launched the last part of the transmedia project: the Documentary Series. Very happy to say one week after the release that important people in the field said to me ‘thank you’ for this resource, which may …

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COME/IN/DOC Series launched!

Over 4 years ago I began on a complex personal adventure: take the concept and emerging field of interactive documentary to the lab to analyze it, dissect it, study it and draw some conclusions. Today this adventure has generated more questions than answers; but perhaps that is the most interesting of all, don’t you think? The idea was born on …

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Projects selected from the first interactive documentary call of Catalan Broadcasting Corporation

The Catalan Broadcasting Corporation (CCMA) opened last year the first call to coproduce interactive documentary. The projects selected were published a few weeks ago. Of the 28 projects presented in this first call, the Department of Digital Media and Documentary of the CCMA and New Television Formats of Television of Catalonia (TV3) selected six projects, in accordance with their current …

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interDocsBarcelona 2015 – The conference

The third edition of Inter Docs Barcelona was full of great surprises this year, counting with speakers from different nationalities, important figures of the industry and even interactive presentations. During the morning we could listen to international speakers while in the second part of the conference, held in the afternoon, a few Spanish professionals and artists showed their extensive experience …

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interDocsBarcelona 2015

interDocsBarcelona is an initiative which started in 2013 to encourage interactive and transmedia documentary as a section of DocsBarcelona International Festival. Each year DocsBarcelona gathers more than 400 professionals from over 30 countries, amongst them commissioning editors, directors, producers, film funds, distributors and sales agents, festivals, markets and cultural institutions. After the two first years of this journey hosting a …

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Pregoneros de Medellín

On April 16, 700 people met at the Lido Theatre in Medellin (Colombia) to celebrate the launch of Pregoneros de Medellín, an interactive web documentary about the street vendors who sing to sell their products. An audience as diverse as heterogeneous, as the soundscape of the city, let itself be seduced by  life stories of the criers; clapping, crying and laughing, …

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CALL FOR PROJECTS OPEN – DOCS BARCELONA INTERACTIVE PITCH

Docs Barcelona is coming (May 25 to 31) and with it new possibilities for financing projects. This year the event promotes 3 mechanisms to finance audiovisual and interactive documentaries: the speed meetings, the latin and the interactive pitch. The interactive pitch will be part of interDocsBarcelona, the interactive and transmedia section of the festival (Conference + Workshops + Popathon + …

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Are you looking for documentary training? DocsBarcelona Documentary School

DocsBarcelona creates DocsBarcelona Documentary School to strengthen international documentary training. To accomplish this project DocsBarcelona has associated with the School of Communication and International Relations of Blanquerna University. The agreement has been signed between Dr. Josep M. Carbonell, chairman of School of Communication and International Relations of Blanquerna University and Joan González, DocsBarcelona director. DocsBarcelona Documentary School will offer a wide training program …

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Catalan Television opens a call for interactive documentaries

As I wrote in an article for Studies in Documentary Film, and the same project is referred to in my latin playlist for MIT Docubase, Catalan TV (TV3) was a pioneer and the first company in Spain that produced an interactive and transmedia documentary project. This initial attempt was Guernica, pintura de guerra (Guernica, war painting). With this project TV3 …

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Cross Training at MEDIMED 2014

MEDIMED is a market for the audiovisual industry where pre-sales and sales of finished projects and documentaries are made. The 15th edition of MEDIMED, which has the support of the MEDIA Programme of the European Union, was held at Hotel Calipolis in Sitges (Spain) on 17, 18 and 19 October. This is a really unique business space designed to facilitate …

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interDocsBarcelona Popathon – Prototypes

On Friday 30th May started the first intensive workshop to produce interactive documentary prototypes: the interDocsBarcelona Popathon. Organized jointly by interDocsBarcelona and the Popathon platform, the activity was focused around interdisciplinary groups lead by a mentor (storyteller) and a programmer (coder). An effective mix between storytellers and programmers made  it possible in the space of 24 to 48 intensive hours to produce, depending on the participants, various prototypes for …