Transmedia, interaction, immersion. Interactive cinema screenings.

How does technology impact storytelling? Creators from Germany, Slovakia, the Netherlands, UK, Canada and Poland, tackle contemporary conflicts using VR, Snapchat, smartphones and documentary games. Even though these stories are created with the intent of a single viewer accessing them through a smartphone or laptop, during the two festival evenings they will become a collective experience and watched on the big screen.

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The event is open to public. Please pick up free passes, available on the same conditions as those for other festival screenings.

7 December 2017, 8:00 PM
Muranów cinema, ul. Andersa 1

Interactive cinema: no one leaves home unless home is the mouth of a shark. Watch Docs Festival opening event

How to relay the refugee crisis through digital media, virtual reality, immersion and interaction? The screening session, led by new media curator Paulien Dresscher (NL), will showcase:

Refugee Republic

An interactive documentary animation about a Syrian refugee camp in northern Iraq, presented at MoMA in New York. The makers brought to life its inhabitants and places in a multidimensional mix of sound, drawings, photo and film. Scroll through audio-visual narratives and meet some of the camp’s residents.

The Netherlands, 2014
Author: Dirk Jan Visser, Jan Rothuizen, Martijn van Tol
Producer:  Submarine Channel
Team: Aart Jan van der Linden, Christiaan de Rooij, Jorgen Koolwijk, Yaniv Wolf
Developers: Aart Jan van der Linden
Designers: Christiaan de Rooij

12 days on Lesbos

First Polish Snapchat film – a work of reportage by two female journalists produced by Gazeta Wyborcza daily newspaper.

Poland, 2016
Concept and creation: Aleksandra Hirszfeld, Karolina Sulich

Future Aleppo

Amongst the gunfire and falling bombs, Mohammed Kteish dreamt of a better future for his city. On the rooftop of his ravaged building, he started turning that dream into reality by visualizing and then constructing a cityscape of his own. A Virtual Reality Experience.

UK, 2017
Architect: Mohammed Kteish
Director: Alex Pearson
Creative Technologist: Andy Overton
Producers: Zahra Mackaoui, Alex Pearson and Marshmallow Laser Feast



8 December 2017, 8:00 PM
Muranów cinema, ul. Andersa 1

Interactive cinema: Justice!

How do cell phones impact ways of storytelling? German (and Canadian) interactive documentary maker and producer Frédéric Dubois will guide the audience through the world of interactive media. The event will also include screenings of the following projects:

A Temporary Contact

Every weekend, a private bus packed with women and children leaves New York City. These are families of convicts serving time in the remote corner of New York state. After adding a contact to their Whatsapp or Messenger, audience members begin to receive messages of the 30hr journey of the bus. The project is part of the Very Very Short call, a joint production by Arte and NFB which had its premiere at IDFA documentary film festival in November 2017.

The Netherlands, 2017
Creators: Nirit Peled & Sara Kolster
Camera: Aafke Beernink
Editor: Wietse de Swart
Programmers: Martijn Eerens, Marcel Lindenbergh
Music: Amit Gur & Itai Weissman

Pre-Crime Calculator

An interactive experience that takes you to the world of predictive policing. You will experience, what your chances would be if you were in proximity of a crime. By using your IP address, an open source data, we will tell you your heat score and give you your pre-crime prediction for the following week. How much of a suspect or a victim are you in the eyes of the system?

Germany, 2017
Author: Michaela Pňačeková
Developer: Frederik Verhoef, Jan Joost Verhoef
UI / UX: Jan Joost Verhoef, Markus Günter
Producers: Michaela Pnacekova, Stefan Kloos
Associate Producer: Mike Robbins
Concept: Jamie Balliu, Andreas Dewes
Story Consultant: Harmke Heezen
Produced by Kloos & Co Medien GmbH in cooperation with Ernst 3000 and in association with Helios Design Labs