Caspar Sonnen - IDFA NL

Panel: NFB / Interactive = 10 Years
August 22, 2019, 09:30 - 10:30
Moderator: 09:30 - 10:30
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IDFA DocLab

Caspar Sonnen is a curator and festival organizer specialized in the undefined space between interactive technology, storytelling and art. As Head of New Media at the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, he explores the effects of the digital revolution on the art of documentary. In 2007, he created IDFA DocLab, a platform for showcasing new forms of documentary art, live performance and digital technology within the festival. Since then, IDFA DocLab has become one of the most important meeting places for interdisciplinary non-fiction artists, technologists and audiences. At IDFA, Sonnen also commissions new works, ranging from documentary robots to immersive installations and interactive dinner parties. Before joining IDFA, he co-founded the Open Air Film Festival Amsterdam, worked in cinema exhibition, digital distribution and journalism. He has curated guest programs for festivals such as the Cannes film festival and SXSW, and has been a festival juror at a.o. Sundance, World Press Photo and Tribeca. He is currently on the advisory board for MIT’s Open Documentary Lab, SXSW Film and IFP’s New Media Centre in New York. In 2015 he received the EDN Award for Outstanding Contribution to European Documentary Culture.

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