A small center for big ideas in documentary and experimental films and video art. Located in Hanoi at the Goethe institut, Doclab was created in 2009 to help cultivate a new generation of Vietnamese independent filmmakers and media artists while encouraging the development of a local audience. The center has a library of classical and contemporary documentaries, experimental films and video art, books on film theory and criticism, filmmaking and history of video art. Doclab provides production, post-production and screening equipment to support the wide range of activities for its students, visiting artists, and member filmmakers. The activities in Doclab include: workshops such as basic and advanced filmmaking: camera, sound, editing, production and post-production. Our screening program offers regular weekly video art and documentary films open to the public.
Doclab filmmakers regularly participate in local, regional and international film festivals. Vietnamese and visiting international filmmakers, video artists and researchers hold periodic special screenings, seminars, and discussions. Filmmakers from Doclab produce, direct, shoot and/or edit films for a range of local and international clients.