A project development programme
for expanded documentaries
16–20 April 2016
Nyon, Switzerland

The fourth edition of this five-day residential workshop will introduce participants to nonfiction digital storytelling and accompany them in the development of a first interactive documentary working concept.

2016 programme sneak preview

Cases Studies • 2016


February 5th, 1916. In a Swiss cabaret, a handful of wild and nationless artists set out to remake art and change the world. February 5th, 2016. Dada madness strikes again.

Dada-Data, by Anita Hugi and David Dufresne (two Grimme Online Awards for Prison Valley and Fort McMoney), is a digital project composed by a storm of interactive Dada events (“Dada Hacktions”) and an online anti-museum, the DADA-Depot. A modern tale, between collages and hyper-text, Twitter and manifestos, Instagram and connected readymades, Dada-Data is a living and viral tribute made of embezzlements, self-destruction and derision rooted in our time, just like Dada was at war against her era. A tribute without dust, a documentary without video, purely web.

An interactive installation designed by Fragment. In (Lausanne) will be open to the public during Visions du Réel 2016 (Nyon, 15-23 April).

Dada-Data is an international co-production led by SRG SSR and Arte, in collaboration with DocMine, Pro Helvetia, and developed by the design studio Akufen (Montréal).

Participants: Anita Hugi and David Dufresne (creators), Bruno Choinière (Studio Akufen), Sven Wälti (SRG SSR).

When: Sunday, 17 April, 2016, 14h30–16h00.
Where: Nyon, Grande Salle de la Colombière (Rue de la Colombière, 18).

Trainers • 2016

David Dufresne

Expert and Development Lab mentor
David Dufresne is an independent writer and filmmaker.
Fort McMoney is his new film, an interactive game documentary, produced by ONF/Arte and Toxa and acclaimed by the NY Times as the “wedding of the film and the video game”. In 2010, he authored and co-directed Prison Valley, a web documentary, with Philippe Brault (Upian/Arte), which won a host of international awards: World Press Photo 2011 (Best interactive non-linear work of the year), Visa pour l’image 2010 (Best web documentary, Perpignan, France), Sheffield Doc/Fest (England, special mention from the jury), best cross-media production (AIB, London), 2010 Cross-media Award in Bellaria (Italy) and the Prix Italia (Turin, Italy). David Dufresne also crafted the film Quand la France s’embrasse (France 2, in 2007, with Christophe Bouquet). He was a long-time reporter for Libération and managing editor of iTélé, France’s 24-hour newscast. He has also published a dozen investigation books. He was also one of the first Internet players in France (he published the first webzine, La Rafale, in 1995). Today, David lives in Montreal.

Trainers • 2016

Bruno Choinière

Expert and Development Lab mentor
With more than seven years of experience in the field, Bruno Choiniere is the head of the creative web department at Akufen.
Throughout the course of his career, his work has consistently stood out. His most notable creations include the interactive documentary Trou Story (NFB); Les Enfants de la Bolduc (Lusio Films); and most recently A journal of Insomnia (NFB), official selection at the IDFA Festival in Amsterdam and at the Storyscapes 2013 competition during the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City. Bruno Choiniere is also responsible for the artistic direction of the interactive fiction Émilie (Radio-Canada), finalist at the prestigious SXSW festival in the film / TV category. His expertise and the uniqueness of his projects have been recognized repeatedly by his peers internationally.
Over the past three years, Bruno Choiniere has given lectures and training sessions at numerous conferences, including the Filmgate festival in Miami, RDV Design Infopresse, and Digicamp NFB.
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