Only Expansion wins Special Jury Award for Immersive Non-fiction at IDFA

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Jury Statement

There were two projects that really stood out for the three of us, even though they are worlds apart. They each manage to take you on a journey and confront you; both with the outside world as well as within yourself. They are layered, open, poetic, engaging, and meaningful. Both connect to important current issues in creativity and technology as well as our timeframe and society. As the jury, we therefore fully underwrite both prizes given.

Special Jury Award for Creative Technology in Immersive Non-Fiction

‘Only Expansion’

It is quite an ambitious endeavor to merge geology, modern city life, climate change, and the urban landscape in the middle of Amsterdam, but with a specially crafted audio system that mixes pre-recorded sound as well as augmented real time audio, it can be done. This creator proved it in a highly sensorial and poetic way with a project that not only makes you aware of the world around you, but also triggers the emotional chords within.


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