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Cross Media Screening 2013
A Journal of Insomnia

The world of insomnia as an interactive self-experience. Personal stories and staged encounters form a psychological profile of Western society. Intimate, but also disturbing.

A Journal of Insomnia

Documentary Film
Canada
2013
45 minutes

Credits DOK Leipzig Logo

Hugues Sweeney
What is it, what keeps us up at night? The interactive documentary looks into this question inviting users to immerse in the universe of insomnia – a phenomenon that is linked to stress and anxiety and affects one in three people in our contemporary society. Moving beyond the narrative boundaries of the documentary form, “A Journal of Insomnia” collects personal stories of insomnia via video, text and drawings and creates a collaborative experience of affected people from across the world. The revealing testimony of four insomniacs in particular offers an intimate experience of a distressing condition that is usually experienced in solitude.
Cross Media Screening 2012
Highrise: One Millionth Tower

High rises – the aging symbols of modern life, full of stories. A journey into a virtual and interactive world where the power of the imagination transforms rooms – and biographies.

2011

Highrise: One Millionth Tower

(none)
Canada
2011
45 minutes
subtitles: 
No
High rises – the aging symbols of modern life, full of stories. A journey into a virtual and interactive world where the power of the imagination transforms rooms – and biographies.
Cross Media Screening 2014
The Devil's Toy Remix Alex Leduc

Fourteen directors take a look back at the history of skateboarding and explain in this interactive episodic documentary why the rolling wheels are more than a toy to them.

The Devil's Toy Remix

Documentary Film
Canada
2014
35 minutes
subtitles: 
No

Credits DOK Leipzig Logo

Dana Dansereau, Dominique Willieme, Loc Dao, Hugues Sweeney
Alex Leduc
Alexander Knetig
Ilo von Seckendorff
Ilo von Seckendorff
In 1966, Claude Jutra shot the first skateboard film in history, “The Devil’s Toy”, with a hand-held camera. A film that’s not only about the new sport but also about being young, the urge to rebel, and intolerance. What’s left fifty years later? In this interactive documentary that can be browsed by geography and theme, fourteen directors from eleven countries on four continents show us what the rolling wheels mean to them.
Cross Media Screening 2014
The Polar Sea 360° Interactive Journey Thomas Wallner, Stephanie Weimar

Breathtaking 360° images of the Arctic. An interactive journey through the legendary North West Passage and encounters with people, nature and climate change.

The Polar Sea 360° Interactive Journey

(none)
Canada,
Germany
2014
45 minutes
subtitles: 
No

Credits DOK Leipzig Logo

Irene Vandertop, Thomas Wallner, Michael McMahon, Kevin McMahon, Kristina McLaughlin
Thomas Wallner, Stephanie Weimar
Thomas Wallner, Irene Vandertop, Stephanie Weimar
Ilo von Seckendorff
Ilo von Seckendorff
An Arctic expedition is sailing through the previously impenetrable icy expanse of the legendary North West Passage. The international scientists, musicians, writers and filmmakers aboard experience the overwhelming nature, local residents and causes and consequences of climate change.
This interactive documentary accompanying the eponymous ARTE series offers a thrilling and visually breathtaking 360° journey through the Arctic. The use of the latest camera technology in combination with the three dimensional Oculus Rift glasses creates one of the first virtual reality-based film events that integrates the viewer and his or her perspective.