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Caspar Sonnen

Caspar Sonnen is Head of New Media at the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) and curator of the festival’s IDFA DocLab, a conference, exhibition and industry program for new forms of documentary and interactive storytelling. In 2007, Sonnen founded IDFA DocLab to create a platform for interactive and multimedia documentary storytelling that expands the genre beyond traditional cinema.
Besides his work at IDFA, he is co-founder of the Open Air Film Festival Amsterdam and advisory board member of SXSW Film, IFP New Media Centre in New York and MIT Open DocLab. In 2015, he received the annual EDN Award for Outstanding Contribution to European Documentary Culture.