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Enacting polyphony: An interview with Florian Thalhofer

Thalhofer, Florian; Aston, Judith; Odorico, Stefano

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Florian Thalhofer

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Dr Judith Aston
Wallscourt Associate Professor in Film and Digital Arts

Stefano Odorico


Florian Thalhofer is a documentary filmmaker and the inventor of Korsakow, a software to create a new form of film and a principle to create a new kind of story. Florian’s system allows video makers to create nonlinear and interactive films and to tell stories through a number of links generated by keywords. Thalhofer’s Korsakow films include Planet Galata and The Other Fun Stuff. Starting from a SNU (Smallest Narrative Units, as he calls them) his film are polyphonic representations of our world. Florian gave a keynote at the first i-Docs Symposium in 2011, and has been an active and deeply committed member of the i-Docs community ever since.


Thalhofer, F., Aston, J., & Odorico, S. (2018). Enacting polyphony: An interview with Florian Thalhofer. Alphaville: Journal of Film and Screen Media, 15, 106-112

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Aug 9, 2018
Publication Date Oct 9, 2018
Deposit Date Nov 22, 2018
Publicly Available Date Nov 22, 2018
Journal Alphaville Journal of Film and Screen Media
Print ISSN 2009-4078
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 15
Pages 106-112
Keywords polyphony, Korsakow, smallest narrative unit, i-docs, interactive documentary, idocs, open documentary, docmedia, documentary studies
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