MIRROR, MIRROR

Thomas Balmès won the Cinematography Award at Sundance Film Festival for his disturbingly beautiful Happiness. A film featuring characters with no sense of (self)representation, Balmès doesn’t think in...

I AM A HOUSE

In Wim Wenders’ latest project Cathedrals of Culture, he challenged 5 other directors to delve into the soul of some of Europe’s cathedrals of culture. In My Architect, A Son’s Journey, Nathaniel...

MARRIAGE BY ABDUCTION
– BASED ON A TRUE STORY

Screened at the 64th Berlin International Film Festival,the issue-driven drama Difret gave audiences the right mix of social commentary and art-house aesthetics to awe viewers and take the Panorama Audience...

THE ART OF LOSING YOUR WAY

At Visions du Réel this year, the disorientating and highly sensory film Les Tourmentes won a well deserved special mention. DOX sat down for a talk on getting lost with the film’s director Pierre-Yves...

IS DOCUMENTARY THE PRIVILEGED GENRE OF ECO-CINEMA?

Green cinema, environmental documentaries, ecological films, greenbusters... What does eco-cinema mean in the public space? Editorialist Sandrine Lage shares her research carried out at La Sorbonne University...

INTERACTIVE STORYTELLING TOOLS:
FRIENDS OR FOES?

Interactive documentary filmmaker Suvi Andrea Helminen spoke to the creators of two interactive storytelling tools: how did they originate and will they inspire or reduce creativity in interactive...

Evolution
an inside look at MIT Open Doc Lab

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is home to the Open Documentary Lab, a research group based at the department of Comparative Media Studies and Writing (CMS/W) and dedicated solely to studying...

THE DOCUMENTARY
AS A CHANNEL TO AWARENESS?

In the first of a series on the contribution of eco documentaries to public debate, editorialist Sandrine Lage, shares her research, carried out at Sorbonne University, involving French spectators and the...

Journalism
beyond words

In an ongoing series of articles on sound design in documentaries, Peter Albrechtsen focuses on the sensuous sound design of one of last year’s most acclaimed documentaries, Dirty Wars. The film’s sound...

New Mantra of Storytelling

Stories, audiences and the in-between: Why transmedia is going to make (even more) sense. Among professionals working on transmedia projects, it is common to refer to the contemporary mediascape as a true...

Balancing form and content

When does the digital form work together with the content? When does it enhance the experience and when does it dilute it? It is debatable whether many of the web documentaries that are labeled...

How do memories sound?

In the second of a series of articles on sound design in documentaries, Peter Albrechtsen – a sound designer himself – focuses on the visionary sound design of the documentary classic, Tarnation, 2003....

The Interactive Dance Floor

Digital Domain at SXSW is dedicated solely to new forms of interactive storytelling on film. Suvi Andrea Helminen, an interactive filmmaker herself, looks at the challenges of this relatively new storytelling...

INSIDE THE EARS
of an icon

In the first of a series of articles on sound design in documentary, Peter Albrechtsen – a sound designer himself – focuses on the visionary sound design of Zidane, A 21st Century Portrait. The film’s...