ORGANISATION OF EVENTS/ACTIVITIES
Experts who participated in the project:
Caspar Sonnen is a festival organiser and curator specialised in independent cinema and digital media art. As New Media Coordinator of the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, he has succesfully developed digital festival strategies and online initiatives. In 2008, Sonnen launched IDFA DocLab, a pioneering platform for digital documentary storytelling and media art. Besides his work at IDFA, Sonnen is co-founder and programmer of the Open Air Film Festival Amsterdam.
Mandy Rose is Associate Professor and Director of the Digital Cultures Research Centre, University of the West of England. She is co-convenor of the i-Docs Symposium 2014 and author of the CollabDocs blog. Mandy has led ground-breaking participatory media projects for the BBC (Video Nation, Capture Wales, My Science Fiction Life) and is creative director of The “Are you happy?” Project (2013). Her recent writing appears in The Documentary Film Book (Palgrave) and Studies in Documentary Film (Vol. 6 Issue 2).
Sandra Gaudenzi has started her career as a television producer, she then moved into interactive television, and taught interactive media theory at the London College of Communication (University of the Arts London) from 1999 till 2013. She is now Visiting Research Fellow at the University of the West of England, co-convenes i-Docs (an academic conference totally dedicated to interactive documentaries), mentors interactive factual projects and is Creative Editor of i-Docs’ website. While writing her PhD on interactive documentary Sandra created http://www.interactivedocumentary.net/ but she has now moved on and blogs at http://www.interactivefactual.net.