After two successful editions, the Laboratory of Visual Culture (SUPSI) and Visions du Réel International Film Festival / Doc Outlook-International Market (DOCM) are pleased to announce the third edition of its residential “i_doc workshop: a project development programme for expanded documentaries”, to be held in Nyon (Switzerland) from the 19th the 23rd of April 2015.
The i_doc workshop aims to enabling European professionals to seize the opportunities and challenges of the currently unfolding audiovisual trends by equipping its participants with precise, comprehensive and practical skills and knowledge in developing, producing, financing and distributing interactive documentaries and transmedia nonfiction projects.
Through lectures, case-study presentations and panels with established authors, producers and notable interaction design experts, the participants will become familiar with the new challenges and opportunities that digital storytelling is promoting into the film and audiovisual creative industry (virtual reality, augmented reality, videogames etc.). The workshop is also project-oriented: over the five-day workshop participants enrolling with a project will apply the skills and methods while they are learning them in the practical development of a working-concept for a nonfiction project developing a non-linear storytelling and intending to integrate extensively, at different stages of the project, the new potential of digital technologies, an active user participation, and/or a transmedia approach across multiple media, in particular through the web, tablets, smartphones, live events etc.
Through a Development Lab – featuring project-led group work, personalized coaching and a final pitch session – the key elements of the participants’ projects will be discussed with the trainers, experts, and European decision makers, getting the best advantage in terms of content development, planning of the audience experience, interaction design, funding strategy and professional networking. Participants will thus be accompanied in the definition and refining of a first working concept which will be able to be professionally put into further development or pre-production.
Encouraging networking and fostering the broader international mobility of our participants and their projects are key elements of the programme. We are therefore very proud to announce that from this year on the MEDIA-supported Cross Video Days (www.crossvideodays.com) will reward the best project resulting from the i_doc workshop with an official invitation to attend the highly competitive CVD Content Market, to be held in Paris the 11th and 12th of June, 2015.
The workshop is open to 20 participants (15 with projects - also in team -, and max. 5 observers) and targets scriptwriters, filmmakers, directors, producers, new media content creators, advertising executives and interaction designers.
The i_doc workshop runs parallel to the DOCM at Visions du Réel which takes place from the 17th to the 25th of April 2015 in Nyon, Switzerland. The i_doc workshop will take place as part of the DOCM activities and all the case-studies presentations will be open to the public (www.visionsdureel.ch
Applications are to be submitted by Tuesday, 10. March, 2015 using the workshop’s web-based application form www.idoc.supsi.ch.
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The i_doc workshop is promoted by the Laboratory of Visual Culture (SUPSI),
in collaboration with Visions du Réel International Film Festival / Doc Outlook-International Market (DOCM),
and the support of the Swiss Federal Office of Culture.