Jury for the IDFA DocLab Competition for Digital Storytelling
See the jury members for the IDFA DocLab Competition for Digital Storytelling.
Jay Kim is the XR curator of the Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival (BIFAN). His introduction of Virtual Reality content at BIFAN in 2016 made it the first among Korean film festivals to include VR in its programming. Kim has been in charge of BIFAN’s XR section program for seven years so far and in 2019 he newly established the BIFAN Beyond Reality section, introducing a variety of new media content to the audience. Kim has produced many XR projects since he jumped into this industry from the filmmaking business in 2016, and his projects were invited to multiple international film festivals like Sundance, Tribeca, SXSW and IDFA, among others. Jay founded GiiÖii studio in 2020 and is currently focusing on expanding the new media content ecosystem in South Korea.
Miri Chekhanovich is a multidisciplinary artist whose work blends cooking, film and installation. Born in Armenia, Chekhanovich grew up in Jerusalem and immigrated to Canada in 2013. She now lives and works on the unceded Indigenous lands of Tiohtià:ke/Montreal, QC. She holds a BA in Philosophy from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and MFA from Concordia University, Montreal. Her five-channel video installation Être avec was presented at PHI Centre (Montreal) and at Ca’ Rezzonico gallery during the 58th Venice Biennale. Her biodegradable sculptures have been exhibited internationally, including at the Centre Pompidou’s 2021 Hors Pistes festival. Since 2019, she has been working as a duo with film director Edith Jorisch. Their first collaboration, Plastispaines, premiered at Tribeca (New York City), received the New Creative Technology award at IDFA, an Impact award at New Images Festival (Paris) and the Quebec Numix prize for best XR experience.
Zuraida Buter is a playful arts curator based in Amsterdam. She curates, consults and documents events, exhibitions and projects focused on playful arts, digital culture and games. Working on different local and international projects and events has given her the opportunity to highlight and connect a wide range of different (game) projects and artists throughout the years. In 2020 she was awarded the Game Changer award by IndieCade (US). She is currently the program curator for A MAZE./Berlin, an international arthouse games and playful media festival in Berlin. She also works with Sickhouse (NL) on projects such as The Overkill Festival and Sick Gaming Trajectory.