About CPH:LAB

About CPH:LAB

Myriam Achard (CA)

A driving force in communications, Myriam Achard has more than 20 years of experience in public relations. For the past 12 years, she has worked with Phoebe Greenberg to develop and promote the Canadian and international avant-garde arts scene. She has been a Director of PR and Communications at the Phi Centre since it opened in 2012. Since 2015, Myriam has been researching immersive and interactive works to showcase at the Phi Centre as part of the VR exhibits. She also curates the Phi Centre’s Virtual Reality Garden programming. The installation has been invited to festivals and events such as: Marché du film (Cannes), Mutek.JP (Tokyo), FuturePlay (Edinburgh), IFP (New York), and many more.

Dr Sandra Gaudenzi (IT)

Dr Sandra Gaudenzi is an internationally acknowledged authority in the field of interactive and immersive documentary practice. Coming from TV production, she has been consulting, mentoring, researching, lecturing, writing, speaking and blogging about interactive factual narratives for the last twenty years.  

She is Senior Lecturer at the University of Westminster and course co-leader for the Digital and Interactive Storytelling LAB MA – a place to explore, experiment and excel in the storytelling forms of our digital culture.

Jonathan May (UK)

Jonathan May is currently Acting Director for AbandonNormal Devices. As an arts producer and programmer he leads ambitious cross-disciplinary teams to create arts events from building-wide festivals in the favelas of Bogota; installations in Mexico nightclubs; to public artworks at Tate’s Turbine Hall.

Mark Atkin (UK)

Mark Atkin is the curator of the Interactive Exhibition and the Head of Studies of CPH:LAB. He has run interactive media labs on almost all continents and been a film programmer as well as a commissioner for documentary and interactive for TV channels in the UK and Australia. Mark has produced both linear and interactive works that have been presented at The Royal Academy of Arts, The Barbican in London and MoMA in New York, as well as festivals around the world.

Vassiliki Khonsari (GR)

Co-founder of iNK Stories, Vassiliki Khonsari is a producer and director across multiple screens, including film, games, installations, and virtual reality. Recent titles include HERO, multi sensory/location based VR; FIRE ESCAPE, interactive VR series made in partnership with Google; BLINDFOLD, interactive VR and 1979 REVOLUTION, a cinematic video game.



Annette Mees (NL)

Annette Mees is an award-winning artist and immersive theatre director. She is known for her experiential work across art forms mixing live and digital experiences. She is currently the Head of Audience Labs; a new department at the Royal Opera House dedicated to creating new immersive experiences using new technology.

Georg Tschurtschenthaler (IT)

Georg Tschurtschenthaler is an Emmy-nominated and Grimme-Prize awarded producer and showrunner forfilm and interactive projects at Gebrueder Beetz FilmProduction in Berlin. He has earned some 35 producer credits for his work. In addition he regularly teaches at the Zurich University of the Arts.

Gayatri Parameswaran (IND)

Gayatri Parameswaran is an award winning immersive creator and filmmaker from India. She is currently based in Berlin, where she co-founded NowHere Media - a storytelling studio that helps audiences view contemporary issues through a critical lens. Her work has been exhibited at the Venice International Film Festival, SXSW, HotDocs, Cannes Film Festival, United Nations and have won the ‘Best Use of Immersive Arts’ at SXSW 2019, and the prestigious Lumiere Award for Best VR Documentary among other accolades. She’s a Sundance New Frontier’s alumnus and likes to explore taboo topics such as war, peace, intimate partner violence and abortion using immersive technologies.

Sarah Ellis (UK)

Sarah Ellis is Director of Digital Development for the Royal Shakespeare Company. Responsible for creating an innovative digital offer presenting the best of the company to a global audience; for bringing new thinking and the best fresh developments enabling its progression.

Katerina Cizek (CA)

Katerina Cizek is a two-time Emmy-winning documentarian, and pioneer in emergent media. She is heading up the Co-Creation Studio at MIT Open Documentary Lab. At the National Film Board of Canada, she helped transform the organization into a digital hub with her ground-breaking projects Filmmaker-in-Residence, and HIGHRISE.

About CPH:LAB

CPH:LAB is CPH:DOX’s talent development programme that encourages creative risk taking, celebrates raw talent, facilitates collaboration across borders and business sectors and supports visionaries to push the existing boundaries of documentary filmmaking.

The lab is conceived as an international incubator for documentary projects that seek to explore the potential of digital technologies, where interactivity supports the creation of a narrative universe that advances new visions of what a documentary can be in a digital age. 

The COVID-19 crisis has brought an unprecedented seismic shift to the media landscape. It has been a catalyst not only for new ways of working but also for reflections on what kind of world we would like to live in. As a response to this, CPH:LAB 2020/2021 will solicit submissions on the specific subject of Protopia, under the banner “Another World Is Possible”. While utopia describes an ideal state, perfect and unrealistic, and dystopia is a non-ideal state, unhealthy and devolving, protopia is a proactive bridge from our current state to an improved, rather than a perfect society.

HOW TO CPH:LAB

CPH:LAB is a continuous online development and production lab taking place over four months, from mid-September 2020 to mid-January 2021 and at CPH:DOX in Copenhagen from March 23-25, 2021 (if allowed). During this period the work will be created with input from the Head of Studies and an expanded team of international mentors, giving participants new tasks and challenges each week, while using new technical platforms and methodologies suitable for driving the process forward in a digital environment.

It will welcome 6 immersive or interactive creative documentary projects developed by around 15 emerging and established storytellers from all over Europe and beyond.

At the end of the programme the works will premiere for both the physical and digital editions of the Inter:Active Exhibition at CPH:DOX in March 2021.

The development will deal with platform or platforms, story development, remote production, social engagement, impact, roll-out and distribution digitally as well as physically.

In order to apply, you have to be fully available for the online development and production lab as well as during the launch of the work at CPH:DOX 2021. The workshop is free of charge including transportation, accommodation and meals during the workshop in March 2021. 

Submissions are now open and will close on June 28, 2020. Learn more about how to apply by consulting the Rules & Regulations.



HEAD OF STUDIES

Acting as Head of Studies is Mark Atkin, one of Europe’s utmost training capacities. Mark is a film and interactive producer and the Director of Crossover Labs, where he has been responsible for leading cross disciplinary training since 2008. He has spearheaded the development of processes which bring together creative professionals from diverse disciplines including film and TV production, animation, games, theatre, VR, AR and interactive design to form new interdisciplinary collaborations and generate ideas for projects.

In addition, Mark is involved in curating the CPH:CONFERENCE track focusing on art, technology and social change as well as being the curator for the INTER:ACTIVE exhibition at CPH:DOX.


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About CPH:LAB

CPH:LAB is CPH:DOX’s talent development programme that encourages creative risk taking, celebrates raw talent, facilitates collaboration across borders and business sectors and supports visionaries to push the existing boundaries of documentary filmmaking.

The lab is conceived as an international incubator for documentary projects that seek to explore the potential of digital technologies, where interactivity supports the creation of a narrative universe that advances new visions of what a documentary can be in a digital age. 

The COVID-19 crisis has brought an unprecedented seismic shift to the media landscape. It has been a catalyst not only for new ways of working but also for reflections on what kind of world we would like to live in. As a response to this, CPH:LAB 2020/2021 will solicit submissions on the specific subject of Protopia, under the banner “Another World Is Possible”. While utopia describes an ideal state, perfect and unrealistic, and dystopia is a non-ideal state, unhealthy and devolving, protopia is a proactive bridge from our current state to an improved, rather than a perfect society.

HOW TO CPH:LAB

CPH:LAB is a continuous online development and production lab taking place over four months, from mid-September 2020 to mid-January 2021 and at CPH:DOX in Copenhagen from March 23-25, 2021 (if allowed). During this period the work will be created with input from the Head of Studies and an expanded team of international mentors, giving participants new tasks and challenges each week, while using new technical platforms and methodologies suitable for driving the process forward in a digital environment.

It will welcome 6 immersive or interactive creative documentary projects developed by around 15 emerging and established storytellers from all over Europe and beyond.

At the end of the programme the works will premiere for both the physical and digital editions of the Inter:Active Exhibition at CPH:DOX in March 2021.

The development will deal with platform or platforms, story development, remote production, social engagement, impact, roll-out and distribution digitally as well as physically.

In order to apply, you have to be fully available for the online development and production lab as well as during the launch of the work at CPH:DOX 2021. The workshop is free of charge including transportation, accommodation and meals during the workshop in March 2021. 

Submissions are now open and will close on June 28, 2020. Learn more about how to apply by consulting the Rules & Regulations.



HEAD OF STUDIES

Acting as Head of Studies is Mark Atkin, one of Europe’s utmost training capacities. Mark is a film and interactive producer and the Director of Crossover Labs, where he has been responsible for leading cross disciplinary training since 2008. He has spearheaded the development of processes which bring together creative professionals from diverse disciplines including film and TV production, animation, games, theatre, VR, AR and interactive design to form new interdisciplinary collaborations and generate ideas for projects.

In addition, Mark is involved in curating the CPH:CONFERENCE track focusing on art, technology and social change as well as being the curator for the INTER:ACTIVE exhibition at CPH:DOX.


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About CPH:LAB

CPH:LAB is CPH:DOX’s talent development programme that encourages creative risk taking, celebrates raw talent, facilitates collaboration across borders and business sectors and supports visionaries to push the existing boundaries of documentary filmmaking.

The lab is conceived as an international incubator for documentary projects that seek to explore the potential of digital technologies, where interactivity supports the creation of a narrative universe that advances new visions of what a documentary can be in a digital age. 

The COVID-19 crisis has brought an unprecedented seismic shift to the media landscape. It has been a catalyst not only for new ways of working but also for reflections on what kind of world we would like to live in. As a response to this, CPH:LAB 2020/2021 will solicit submissions on the specific subject of Protopia, under the banner “Another World Is Possible”. While utopia describes an ideal state, perfect and unrealistic, and dystopia is a non-ideal state, unhealthy and devolving, protopia is a proactive bridge from our current state to an improved, rather than a perfect society.

HOW TO CPH:LAB

CPH:LAB is a continuous online development and production lab taking place over four months, from mid-September 2020 to mid-January 2021 and at CPH:DOX in Copenhagen from March 23-25, 2021 (if allowed). During this period the work will be created with input from the Head of Studies and an expanded team of international mentors, giving participants new tasks and challenges each week, while using new technical platforms and methodologies suitable for driving the process forward in a digital environment.

It will welcome 6 immersive or interactive creative documentary projects developed by around 15 emerging and established storytellers from all over Europe and beyond.

At the end of the programme the works will premiere for both the physical and digital editions of the Inter:Active Exhibition at CPH:DOX in March 2021.

The development will deal with platform or platforms, story development, remote production, social engagement, impact, roll-out and distribution digitally as well as physically.

In order to apply, you have to be fully available for the online development and production lab as well as during the launch of the work at CPH:DOX 2021. The workshop is free of charge including transportation, accommodation and meals during the workshop in March 2021. 

Submissions are now open and will close on June 28, 2020. Learn more about how to apply by consulting the Rules & Regulations.



HEAD OF STUDIES

Acting as Head of Studies is Mark Atkin, one of Europe’s utmost training capacities. Mark is a film and interactive producer and the Director of Crossover Labs, where he has been responsible for leading cross disciplinary training since 2008. He has spearheaded the development of processes which bring together creative professionals from diverse disciplines including film and TV production, animation, games, theatre, VR, AR and interactive design to form new interdisciplinary collaborations and generate ideas for projects.

In addition, Mark is involved in curating the CPH:CONFERENCE track focusing on art, technology and social change as well as being the curator for the INTER:ACTIVE exhibition at CPH:DOX.


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