Truth or Consequences – a Speculative Documentary

Truth or Consequences is a speculative documentary about time and how we weave the past into the present and our possible future. Set in the small desert town of Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, the film takes place in the shadow of the world’s first commercial Spaceport. Subtly set in a near future when space travel has begun, the film …

I-docs, Crisis and Multi-perspectival Thinking

Virtual Symposium: Call for PapersA collaboration between Dr Ella Harris, Birkbeck, University of London and Dr Judith Aston, i-Docs, UWE Bristol. Taking place online on May 9th, 2022. As the field of i-docs (interactive and immersive documentary) has matured, it has become clear that there are i-docs practices which have a particular purchase on illuminating crisis through multi-perspectivity. Within this …

i-Docs Community Conversation 5: Interactive Documentary – Theory & Debate

We are delighted to invite you to join us for the fifth i-Docs Community Conversation with Kate Nash and Patty Zimmermann – a collaboration with FLEFF (Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival). This webinar is an online conversation about Kate Nash’s recently published monograph, Interactive Documentary – Theory and Debate. Published in July by Routledge, Interactive Documentary – Theory and Debate explores the …

i-Docs Community Conversation 4: Immersive Audiences

We are delighted to invite you to join us for our fourth i-Docs Community Conversations webinar – Immersive Audiences While the last decade has seen a burgeoning of immersive nonfiction; commissioners, producers and researchers have tended to focus their attention on the poetics of immersive media, leaving exhibition and audience experience under-examined. This event addresses that gap – bringing together …

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Community Conversations 3: i-docs and multi-perspectival thinking

UPDATE: The video recording of this webinar is now available! You can view it here. We are delighted to invite you to join us for our third i-Docs Community Conversations webinar – i-docs and multi-perspectival thinking. In this webinar i-Docs Co-director, Judith Aston, and Stefano Odorico, Director of the International Research Centre for Interactive Storytelling (IRIS), will present their ongoing …

i-Docs 2020 postponement

We are heart-broken to announce that we have come to the conclusion in the last 24 hours that we need to postpone i-Docs 2020. We have been increasingly concerned over recent days about going ahead with the Symposium in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, and feel we can no longer justify encouraging delegates to travel and gather in this context. …

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Inclusion passes for i-Docs 2020

i-Docs is committed to building inclusion, diversity and equality for minority and excluded groups, because they are under-represented in the creative media sector. As part of this commitment, we are offering up to ten full delegate inclusion passes (value £250) for i-Docs 2020. Are you beginning to include aspects of digital non-fiction or interactive and immersive media in your work …

i-Docs 2020 postponed

Update: We are sad to announce that i-Docs 2020 is now postponed. Full statement here. i-Docs 2020 is upon us in just over three weeks! We have a dedicated Symposium website on its way, but for now, here is where you can find all the information you need – and the link to purchase tickets! See our latest newsletter for …

Announcing i-Docs Montreal: a groundbreaking UK-Canada collaboration

i-Docs announces a multi-site climate-aware conference for 2020, connecting Bristol and Montreal i-Docs is thrilled to announce a partnership with Concordia University in Montreal, Canada, to present the first distributed i-Docs Symposium. The Symposium in Bristol in March 2020 will be accompanied by an exciting programme of simultaneous events at Concordia University’s Feminist Media Studio, including keynote presentations, panels and …

IDFA DocLab 2019: Field notes

Dancing with yourself, quease-inducing yet marvellously ethereal Taiwanese VR, dinner with Puffy the cat, and an affecting and surprising take on the MH17 disaster – just some of the experiences of Verity McIntosh at IDFA DocLab. Verity is Senior Lecturer for Virtual and Extended Realities, and Programme Lead for the MA Virtual Reality at UWE Bristol. Here, she shares her …

DEADLINE EXTENDED: i-Docs 2020 – Call for Participation

There’s still time – a week and a half to go until submissions close for i-Docs 2020! Submit here by midnight GMT, Sunday 3 November 2019. Following the success of five previous i-Docs Symposia, we are pleased to announce the call for participation for i-Docs 2020. Convened by Judith Aston, Sandra Gaudenzi, Mandy Rose and Julia Scott-Stevenson, and hosted by …