Incentives to develop non-fiction transmedia projects have recently challenged the work practices of independent documentary filmmakers in Norway. However, research on documentary films has only minimally captured the emerging practice of making non-fiction transmedia. Based on an interview study undertaken in 2012/2013 and reflections on contributing to a recent non-fiction transmedia project, I find that the emerging practice faces many of the same challenges as the participative documentary practice of the 1970s, mainly that the facilitation of audience participation requires a break from the broadcasting logic of independent documentary film work.

non-fiction transmedia, independent documentary film, art worlds, practice, participative documentary
Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision
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VIEW Journal of European Television History and Culture; Vol 5, No 10 (2016); 40-51

Karlsen, Joakim. (2016). Aligning Participation with Authorship: Independent Transmedia Documentary Production in Norway. VIEW Journal, 5(10), 40–51. doi:10.18146/2213-0969.2016.jethc111