A virtual Party

On March 12 , 2016, I visited the Art opening on the Amsterdam Sim in Second Life.
Starshine Halasy threw a street party when Gallery Fermate opened, quite an event.

My avatar, although still named Chantal Harvey, has taken the shape of Robi, the iBot2000 character that is the star of a new animated series. She blended in fine!
Go and visit the location here.

(You have to download and install second life on your computer, first – and choose a free avatar).
Some pictures:


The Virtual Reality Cinema

The very first VR Cinema is opening in the Netherlands, Amsterdam.

Wait – where is the silver screen????
Picture this: you will find yourself on stage with your favorite band, fly helicopters, fly into many adventures with your most loved movie stars ….. and much more.

VRcinemaAmsterdam The VR Cinema is a place where everybody has the opportunity to get familiar with virtual reality and where even VR experts will be surprised.

Watch movies like you’ve never done before. For one, noisy bags of crisps, ringing mobile phones and noisy visitors belong to the past. There are no traditional red cinema chairs and also the big white screen is nowhere to be seen.

See you there!

The VR cinema Amsterdam:
Oosterdokskade 5
1011 AD Amsterdam
The Netherlands
T: +31 (0) 20 233 99 88
E: mail@thevrcinema.com

KLIK – Amsterdam Animation Festival 2013

Breaking news for animators:

KLIK has just opened this year’s competitions for animated shorts in the categories Professional, Student, Commissioned and 3-D Stereoscopic animation! Your entry will also automatically compete for the Amsterdam Audience Award, the Young Amsterdam Audience Award and the Political Animation Award. So don’t wait and get those animated beauties to their office, pronto! Submit your film online via klikamsterdam.nl.

Scissores about KLIK

Scissores about KLIK

P.S. Don’t forget to decorate your envelope to have a shot at the Most Awesome Envelope Award!

KLIK 2013 entry:

#1 Read our Agreement and Procedure carefully.

#2 Fill out the online entry form.
#3 Send us a screener of your film via the old-fashioned mail (see our post address below) or via a Youtube/Vimeo link (include it in the online entry form) before July 1st.

For questions regarding your submission, please contact films@klikamsterdam.nl

The selection results will be published in August. In case your film gets selected we’ll ask you in August for a master copy of your film that complies with our Film Specs.

Postal adress:
KLIK! Amsterdam Animation Festival
Postbus 14626
1001 LC Amsterdam
The Netherlands

Please notice:
Parcels and envelopes send by courier (DHL, FedEx etc.) instead of regular mail will not arrive at our PO box. If you do want to send it by courier please use our office address:

KLIK! Amsterdam Animation Festival
Haparandadam 7-5
1013 AK Amsterdam
The Netherlands

Interactive Documentary Conference IDFA

Nov 18, 2012:

25th International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam


Mark your calendars! On Sunday, November 18, the FORUM and IDFA DocLab (which is celebrating its fifth anniversary) will organize the Interactive Documentary Conference: DisruptiveTimelines, a one-day symposium on digital and interactive storytelling.

The conference will cover the very latest trends and developments in creating interactive stories, acquiring funds, and generating audience engagement. It will include keynote speeches from some of the world’s leading digital pioneers and multimedia artists. Keep an eye on our website for more information!

The FORUM and DocLab

In recent years, critically acclaimed projects such as Gaza/Sderot, Prison Valley, From Zero – People Rebuilding Life after the Emergency, and 24h Berlin have been pitched at the FORUM. Many of these later premiered at DocLab, IDFA’s program for digital documentary storytelling.

Since 2008, IDFA DocLab has been exploring the relationship between documentary filmmaking and new media. The IDFA DocLab Competition for Digital Documentary Storytelling is open to all digital and interactive media that can be used to tell a documentary story. During IDFA, DocLab showcases an annual selection of the best interactive documentaries and other new forms of digital documentary art and storytelling. Projects are presented as installations, live cinema events, and on the IDFA DocLab website, which currently features over 100 projects.