Workshop Any Media Documentary @ IDFA

25 Nov 2006
30 Nov 2006

Makers of creative documentaries need to come to terms with an explosion of existing new media channels and practices, in terms of conceiving, producing as well as publishing documentary projects.


Too many media in New York City - Deborah M. Kōdō

In this workshop we’ll look at the possibilities of new media from the point of view of a documentary author, and all participants develop a prototype of a many media documentary.

Starting from content ideas or from existing material, participants will develop a prototype documentary project that uses one or more new media.
Workshop topics include: the mobile phone as production tool, the role(s) of the audience and Web 2.0 practices, interactive and databased stories, and the use of computer games for documentary purposes.

What media suit your content? What roles do you want your audience to have? What tools suit your concept? What new aesthetic questions do you need to answer?
Trainers and lecturers

Next to our outstanding workshop team of Florian Thalhofer, Jakob Schillinger and Klaas Kuitenbrouwer we are happy to announce that Viktor Kossakovsky (RUS) will be a guestlecturer.
Viktor Kossakovsky is a important Russian director, who we know from the documentary Tishe!
He also won the 1993 Joris Ivens Award with his documenatry BELOVY. At this workshop he will tell about his work methods and react to the developing participants projects.


The workshop kicks-off with an afternoon seminar on best practices in crossmedia documentary projects. In the five following days, makers will develop prototypes of their own crossmedia documentary projects, tutored by experienced coaches and international guestlecturers that present their projects and react to the participants proposals.
Results will be shown and discussed at 30 november in De Balie from 11.00 hrs till 12.30 hrs.


Next to the sly and easy-to-use Korsakow System, participants are introduced to a selection of current online tools to build their projects with. All participants are helped realizing their workshop projects by savvy technical assistants. Participants need no specific technical knowledge in advance.

For whom?

The workshop is designed for 16 makers, producers, editors and educators of documentary film, radio, television and video.

When? Where? How Much?

Openingsymposium: Friday 24 November 2006, 13.30 hrs - 16.30 hrs at De Balie, Kleine Gartmanplantsoen 10, Amsterdam.

Workshop sessions: Saturday 25 - Wednesday 29 November 2006, 10.00 - 16.30 at Mediamatic, Oosterdokskade 5, 5th floor, Amsterdam.

Final presentation: Thursday 30 november 11.00 — 12.30 De Balie.

Participating in the workshop costs € 350 (excl. VAT) per person for participants from the older EU countries and € 250 (excl. VAT) for participants from the newer EU countries. This includes symposium, lunches, all necessary equipment and a festival pass to the IDFA festival.
Note: dates are certain, times may change at little.
Registration and more information

To register, go to our registration page
For questions or more information, please contact Klaas Kuitenbrouwer.
E-mail: workshops*
Telephone: (+31) (0) 20 6389901
To find Mediamatic, here are the directions

This workshop is made possible with the support of the MEDIA PLUS PROGRAMME of the European Community en OCW.

MEDIA PLUS PROGRAMME of the European Community