DOCSBARCELONA - International Documentary Film Festival

Popathon

interDocsBarcelona Webdocs Popathon
On Friday 30th May the first intensive workshop to produce interactive documentary prototypes will kick off; it’s the interDocsBarcelona Popathon. Organized jointly by interDocsBarcelona and the Popathon platform, the activity revolves around interdisciplinary groups lead by a mentor (storyteller) and a programmer (coder).
On THIS LINK you can register for the event: 
On this link you can see the results from the first Popathon held in Barcelona in November 2013. 
An effective mix between storytellers and programmers makes it possible in the space of 24 to 48 intensive hours to produce, depending on the participants, various prototypes for webdoc projects. 
Added values to participating:
1) A prize will be awarded to the best prototype, consisting of:
- A Klynt Pro license (multimedia editor) for a full year to produce either the prototype or other projects (valued at 500 euros, 1 license for each member of the winning team).
- Free entrance to the conference and the Meet Up of  interDocsBarcelona 2015.
- The prototype will be presented at the next academic conference, the third edition of interDocsBarcelona (2015). 
2) We will have two internationally renowned experts that will help in the creative process:  Simon Duflo (storyteller) + Mike Robbins (creative technologist).
3) Catering is included all Saturday as well as dinner on Friday evening with the attending mentors, coders and participants.  
POPATHON’S TIMELINE
Friday 29th May 18-21h: Start of the session and first group brainstorming. The aim is to close this introduction session with one idea per group, which will be executed on Saturday. Simon Duflo (France) has extensive experience in new narratives (Honkytonk Films, France) and Mike Robbins (Web Helios Design Labs, Canada) is to blame for putting projects such as Highrise, Offshore interactive, 17 Thousand Islands and WOO out there with their unique design and interaction.
Saturday 30th May – 10-20h: the prototypes are developed from the previous day’s ideas. 
Morning: Hacking #1 and mentoring
Afternoon: Hacking #2
Saturday 30th May – 20-21h: Presentation of the prototypes. Open to the general public. The best prototype will be selected. 
Sunday 31st May – 10-17h: optional time for those groups that want to refine their prototype.  
Sunday 31st May – 19-21h: Award presentation within the festival’s closing ceremony. 
Date: Friday 30th and Saturday 31st May (Sunday 1st June optional)
Location: CCCB (Sala Raval)
Fee: 30 euros (includes catering, prototype and project presentation)
http://www.cccb.org/es/nostre_espai-sala_raval-35773

On Friday 30th May the first intensive workshop to produce interactive documentary prototypes will kick off; it’s the interDocsBarcelona Popathon. Organized jointly by interDocsBarcelona and the Popathon platform, the activity revolves around interdisciplinary groups lead by a mentor (storyteller) and a programmer (coder).

An effective mix between storytellers and programmers makes it possible in the space of 24 to 48 intensive hours to produce, depending on the participants, various prototypes for webdoc projects.

Added values to participating:

1) A prize will be awarded to the best prototype, consisting of:

- A Klynt Pro license (multimedia editor) for a full year to produce either the prototype or other projects (valued at 500 euros, 1 license for each member of the winning team).
- Free entrance to the conference and the Meet Up of  interDocsBarcelona 2015.
- The prototype will be presented at the next academic conference, the third edition of interDocsBarcelona (2015).

2) We will have two internationally renowned experts that will help in the creative process:  Simon Duflo (storyteller) + Mike Robbins (creative technologist).

3) Catering is included all Saturday as well as dinner on Friday evening with the attending mentors, coders and participants.

Date: Friday 30th and Saturday 31st May (Sunday 1st June optional)
Location: CCCB - Sala Raval (Montalegre, 5)
Fee: 30 euros (includes catering, prototype and project presentation)
On THIS LINK you can register for the event



POPATHON’S TIMELINE

- Friday 30th May 18-21h: Start of the session and first group brainstorming. The aim is to close this introduction session with one idea per group, which will be executed on Saturday. Simon Duflo (France) has extensive experience in new narratives (Honkytonk Films, France) and Mike Robbins (Web Helios Design Labs, Canada) is to blame for putting projects such as Highrise, Offshore interactive, 17 Thousand Islands and WOO out there with their unique design and interaction.

- Saturday 31st May – 10-20h: the prototypes are developed from the previous day’s ideas. Morning: Hacking #1 and mentoringAfternoon: Hacking #2Saturday 30th May – 20-21h: Presentation of the prototypes. Open to the general public. The best prototype will be selected. 

- Sunday 1st June – 10-17h: optional time for those groups that want to refine their prototype.

- Sunday 1st June – 19-21h: Award presentation within the festival’s closing ceremony.


MENTORS AND DEVELOPERS

Gilles Pradeau
Gilles Pradeau explores participatory documentary focusing on democratic innovations and public spendings in Europe. The first chapter of Learning to count uses a 360º camera to record teenagers negociating the budget for their highschool.
Before making his own films, Gilles provided consultancy and workshops for public engagement and worked in Paris for a mobile film festival.

Philo Van Kemenade
Philo van Kemenade is a creative technologist based in London, who uses technology to support people in telling engaging stories. His background in Artificial Intelligence and passion for filmmaking got him interested in the potential of the web as a platform for interactive storytelling. He believes we are currently lacking an interactive storytelling language that fits the nature of the web and sees multidisciplinary experimentation as the way forward.

Claudio Silva
Cláudio Silva is a graphic designer and has been working in Lisbon for 7 years.
He worked with companies like Coca-Cola, Central de Cervejas, Vista Alegre, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and Goethe Institut.
His portfolio is diverse and includes areas as: branding, editorial, packaging, illustration and motion graphics.
He is currently developing personal projects on motion graphics and collaborating in a web documentary, as mentoring on other projects.

María Yáñez/Berto Yáñez - A NAVALLA SUIZA
A Navalla Suíza is a web communications company created in 2008 in Santiago de Compostela specialized in the development of web applications, online communities and interactive video. A big part of their work is focussed on the audiovisual sector, creating distribution platforms (Flocos.TV, Lugar do Real, Screenly) as well as experimenting with new narratives linked to audiovisual interactivity (Eufalo.TV, Young People in front of Climate Change, Cromosoma Cinco, 3Clic). In 2010 they won the MIPTV’s contest Content 360º in the category "Next Generation Online Video Experience", and they have collaborated with the National Film Board of Canada and the Mozilla Foundation in the development of video editing tools in HTML5 such as Popcorn.js.
María Yáñez is Director of Contents and Berto Yáñez is the Coordinator and Web Developer

Lucía Andújar
Specialist in Documentary Films and Visual Digital Culture
Specialized in Documentary Film and Digital Visual Culture, Lucía Andújar directs and produces documentary projects that look for the intersection between documentary film and Interactive narratives through digital tools.
She’s currently working on the project No estem sols, made up of a feature documentary, a web platform and a book. She’s lectured on interactive documentary at the IPECC’s Master and at the Institut del Cinema. This year she’s the coordinator and facilitator of the conference How do you make a webdoc? as part of Documenta Madrid'14.

Eva Domínguez
Eva Domínguez (www.evadominguer.com) is a multimedia journalist, a lecturer and a researcher. She holds a BA degree in Journalism from the UAB, a Master in Interactive Telecommunications from the New York University and a PHD from the Universitat Ramon Llull. She’s been an editor at Diari de Barcelona and El Periódico de Catalunya, head editor of multimedia at La Vanguardia Digital, and digital project coordinator at Planeta de Agostini Online and GEC. She’s been awarded grants from the Fullbright Foundation and La Caixa. She currently combines her academic activities with her activities as a consultant and creator of digital projects.

Valentina Moreno

Valentina Moreno Zambrano holds a BA degree in Audiovisual Communication from the  Universidad Católica Andrés Bello and a Master in Digital Journalism from the Universidad Complutense in Madrid, where she earned a Distinction for her research on interactive documentary. She’s preparing her PHD on Information Technologies, Structures and Treatment at the same university, researching the potentialities of interactive documentary applied to education. She’s a member of Interdoc and Interdoc Lab.
She gained seven years experience in corporate communication working for companies in the areas of culture and corporate social responsibility, where she produced various audiovisual and multimedia products. She also has extensive experience in online marketing and collaborative project production.
 
Simon Duflo  - KLYNT
At first a documentary filmmaker, Simon has been involved in the field of interactive documentary for a few years now. He currently works for Klynt as a trainer and consultant.
simonduflo.com

Víctor Serna
Víctor Serna has directed several interactive projects based on the social dimension of the urban space where citizenship participation and accessibility through new technologies are essential. He currently prepares an audiovisual alphabetization project for Chile and Latin America
www.victorserna.com

On this link you can see the results from the first Popathon held in Barcelona in November 2013.