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 conference, an exhibition, a marathon of prototypes, a meet-up and project presentations, at DocsBarcelona we believe it’s time to start creating our own culture of interactive and transmedia documentaries, a way of doings things that is distinct to Latin and European countries, with its own traits and unique point of view. This year interDocsBarcelona consists of the following activities:

  • interDocsBarcelona Conference: focused on the international sphere, with talks on transmedia creation and storytelling, and significant case studies. It will also present a series of projects, experiences and initiatives.
  • Interactive Pitch: a presentation of interactive projects looking for financing
  • Popathon: intensive workshop to produce interactive documentary prototypes
  • Interactive screening: a festival screening of an interactive documentary. This year will screen “Las SinSombrero” directed by Tania Balló, Serrana Torres and Manuel Jimenez Nunez.

Logo interDocs vertical_200pxa) The conference

In the previous editions we invited key people in the interactive documentary field such as Sandra Gaudenzi and Mandy Rose (i-docsDCRC – University of the West of England), Arnaud Dressen and Simon Duflo (Honkytonk Films/Klynt), Alexandre Brachet (Upian), Katerina Cizek  (Highrise/NFB), Mike Robbins (Helios Design Labs), Remco Vlandereen (Submarine Channel), Mads Damsbo (Copenhaguen Phil),  Alvaro Liuzzi (Universidad Nacional de La Plata) and Sebastian Melo (Chaka Studio).

Video Summary interDocsBarcelona 2013 (1st edition)

From Spain we had the honor to have with us Ricardo Villa and Alberto Fernandez (Medios interactivos RTVERTVE Lab),  Alex Badia (Barret Films), Neil Harbisson (Cyborg Foundation), Thais Ruiz de Alda (intropíamedia), Elisabet Pons (Mediapro Exhibitions), Valerie Delpierre (Inicia Films), Maria Ripoll (Cromosoma5), Andreu Meixide (Docs21),  Valentina Moreno (interDOC) and the Masters Degree on Creative Documentary (UAB).

DocsBarcelona will take place between the 25th and 31st of May, in the city of Barcelona.  InterDocsBarcelona conference will be on Wednesday 27th May 2015, from 9 am to 5 pm. In this year’s edition we will be accompanied by top class international guests and we will also have a first row of experts who will join the discussion and debate after each speaker’s contribution. And, as part of our relationship with the i-Docs Group, this year we have invited Judith Aston to be one of our keybote speakers!

Video Summary interDocsBarcelona 2014 (2nd edition)

This year we wish to focus on disseminating and reflecting on projects with a strong social element, with the potential to transform individuals, communities and society as a whole. We believe that this new family of documentaries have a lot to say regarding social change and activism in our time, and that’s why we want to provide an outlet for them to be seen and generate debate at interDocsBarcelona.

This edition we will have distinguished guests at the conference like Judith Aston, i-Docs (United Kingdom); Ram Devineni, Rattapallax (India, EEUU); Arnaud Dressen, Honkytonk Films (France); Alex Nelson and Robin Cramp, BBC Connected Studio & BBC Taster  (United Kingdom); Florian Thalhofer (Korsakow Institut) (Germany); Adam Gee, Channel 4 (United Kingdom), Arturo Paniagua (Medios interactivos RTVERTVE Lab), Pep Gatell, La Fura del Baus (Spain), Ferran Clavell, Televisió de Catalunya (Spain); Elisabet Pons, Mediapro Exhibitions (Spain); Neus Ballús and Joaquín Colàs, Masters Degree on Creative Documentary-UPF (Spain) and Santi Fort, Barcelona Activa (Spain).

interDocsBarcelona exhibition (2013)

You can access to all the information of the event here:


Wednesday 27th May 9am to 5pm – Sala Teatre CCCB (c/Montalegre, 5 Barcelona)

Entrance: 30 euros professionls – 16 euros students


b) The interactive pitch

After two InterDocsBarcelona editions, this year DocsBarcelona wants to take a step forward presenting the Interactive Pitch. The Interactive Pitch will consist on a presentation of 4 interactive projects in front a selection of financers, especially interested in this kind of projects, and DocsBarcelona accredited professionals.

Among others, we will have the pleasure to have key players in the field such as Adam Gee (Channel 4), Nicole Tsien (POV), Arnaud Dressen (Honkytonk Films/Klynt), Antonin Lhote (France Télévisions/Nouvelles Ecritures), Jose Rodriguez (Tribeca), Karen Michael (Arte France), Hana Silarová (Doc Alliance Films), Olivia Renault (GloboNews), Ferran Clavell (TV3), Arturo Paniagua (RTVE), Sebastián Pelayo (Sistema Público de Radiodifusión Mexicano), Kenny Kihyung Bae (Korean Broadcaster System), Ram Devineni (Ratapallax), Guy Spriggs (Ramillas) and Pere Ortín (Altaïr Magazine). Here you can check out all the confirmed financers till now:

Pitching Forum DocsBarcelona

We had to choose between different proposals, and finally a commitee composed by experts in the field selected the  following 4 proposals:

  1. Faces of Happiness, Florian Thalhofer (Director) and Lefteris Fylaktos (Producer). Korsakow Institut (Germany)
  1. ilsland, Miha Celar (Director and Producer) and Nenad Puhovski (Producer). Astral Film & Factum Documentary Film Project (Eslovenia & Croacia)
  1. Seeing-I, John Ingle (Director). United Kingdom.
  1. Top Secret Trial 837, Jorge Caballero (Director and Producer). GusanoFilms (Spain and Colombia)


Thursday 28th of May from 4.00 p.m to 6.00 p.m at the Auditori of CCCB (C/Montalegre, 5, 08001 Barcelona).

Entrance: access with DocsBarcelona general accreditation (75 euros)

All the info available here:


c) The Popathon – InterDocs Hack Jam

Intensive workshop to produce interactive documentary prototypes. Organized by Popathon platform and interDocsBarcelona, we invite documentary filmmakers, journalists, technologists and designers to push the boundaries of digital storytelling by embracing the capability of the web.The winners will receive:

– Klynt Pro License for each member of the group  (valued at 500€)

– Presentation of the project in the next edition of InterDocsBarcelona


Friday 29th (6pm to 10pm) and Saturday 30th of May (9:30am to 22pm) – Sala Raval CCCB  (c/Montalegre, 5 Barcelona)

Participation: 16 euros Standard: Digital Storyteller,Technologist &Designer – 6 euros student

All info here:


d) Interactive screening

We all know the Generation of ’27 in Spain and its most relevant figures: Dalí, Buñuel, etc. But why are there no female names on that list? Were women not allowed to be artists back then? Nothing could be further from the truth. Along with the male members, a group of hugely talented women existed, created and were successful. They too were at the centre of a few years of creative explosion and freedom that transformed Spain’s history forever. This film portrait recovers the memory and legacy of these women who were essential figures in the cultural history of a country that never acknowledged them.


Las Sinsombrero was presented as a project in development at last i-Docs Conference on March 2014 in Bristol.

All the information here:

Entrance: Free


e) During the conference we will announce a new activity related to interDocsBarcelona, but this is a surprise till then!


Besides that, we launched a new website one month ago and this year, for the first time, there are a lot of guests from UK, so i-Docs will be not alone this time! We are proud to have with us BBC and Channel Four, as well as other comissioning editors from UK. Welcome all to Barcelona and let’s have some fun from May 25 to 31!
Arnau Gifreu
interDocsBarcelona Coordinator


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