Twin Marilyn traveling from Poland to Switzerland

I dw is an intensive development lab featuring project-led group work and personalized coaching from internationally renowned experts, which this year includes Karim Ben Khelifa, Sönke Kirchhof (INVR.SPACE), Suzanne Lotz, John-Paul Marin (SBS Television), and Lina Srivastava (Creative Impact and Experience Lab). Eleven international projects (one of them being Twin Marilyn), represented by 22 established authors, producers, and interaction design experts, went through case studies, master classes, pitch training, and a final pitch.  

What a two months for Twin Marilyn! Returning from theEast Doc Platform, which took place in March in Prague, Twin Marilyn was selected to take part in the sixth edition of the interactive documentary workshop for expanded documentaries at theVisions du Réel International Film Festival, held in Nyon (Switzerland) from 14 – 18 April 2018.

We returned home after an inspirational, interactive week; one of refining ideas, shared experiences, and the strengthening of our interactive documentary concept. Twin Marilyn, the VR documentary about Marilyn Monroe’s life and death explored through Twin Peaks, has attracted much attention and interest from both participants and experts, and we were once again able to substantiate and strengthen our interactive documentary concept, namely by providing interactive space to strengthen participants’ involvement and immersion in the story being told before their very eyes. We have once again challenged the boundaries of audiovisual and digital trends in documentary and interactive storytelling, and are taking you further, dear participant, to incredible places far beyond what you ever dreamed of.

We have once again challenged the boundaries of audiovisual and digital trends in documentary and interactive storytelling and are taking you, dear participant, further to incredible places far beyond what you have ever dreamed of.

It was a week of new friendships.

The i dw Lab week was a week of shared experiences giving precious insight into the contemporary audiovisual market. But far more than that, it was five days of spectacular collaboration and fun with new friends from all over the world. Thank you, Switzerland, for all the love, and all the best with your amazing projects, our new dear friends!     

A huge thank you goes to three amazing ladies: Suzanne Lotz, Elisabetta Lazzaroni, and Micol Guido Aisama for taking care of us and organizing and running this event so efficiently! Without you, this experience wouldn’t have been the same.


The id w Interactive documentary workshop is promoted by the Laboratory of Visual Culture (SUPSI), in collaboration with Visions du Réel International Film Festival / Industry.