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IDFA Bertha Fund launches new Europe programme

IDFA Bertha Fund launches new Europe programme

IDFA’s new Bertha Fund for European filmmakers who are looking to co-produce documentaries with producers from developing countries, is now calling for entries. … Read entire article »

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IDFA picks strong slate of award winners

IDFA picks strong slate of award winners

Of Men and War by director Laurent Bécue-Renard has won the IDFA Award for Best Feature Documentary at the ceremony that marked the end of the 2014 festival in Amsterdam. … Read entire article »

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#chicagoGirl – The Social Network Takes on a Dictator

#chicagoGirl – The Social Network Takes on a Dictator

This year’s winner of the IDFA DOC U award, which celebratesthe best documentaries chosen by and for young people, was Joe Piscatella’s poignant feature documentary, #chicagoGirl — The Social Network Takes on a Dictator. … Read entire article »

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IDFA announces documentary winners 2013

IDFA announces documentary winners 2013

The winners in the various competition sections have been announced at the International Documentary Festival Amsterdam. Find out here which films and filmmakers took home the gong. … Read entire article »

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IDFA 2013: Ai Weiwei – The Fake Case

IDFA 2013: Ai Weiwei – The Fake Case

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has had a lot of exposure in the world of international documentary recently. Just over a year after the release of Alison Klayman’s critically acclaimed documentary Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry (2012) comes a brand new offering by Danish filmmaker Andreas Johnsen in the form of Ai Weiwei – The Fake Case. … Read entire article »

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Alan Berliner’s First Cousin Once Removed

Alan Berliner’s First  Cousin Once Removed

An intimate and at times uncomfortable portrait of Alzheimer’s, First Cousin Once Removed tracks American poet Edwin Honig’s losing battle with the disease. The latest work of director Alan Berliner, winner of three Emmy Awards and an IDA Documentary Award, has got all the hallmarks of his previous critically acclaimed work – snappy editing, staccato sound effects, a typewriter motif, and a deeply personal exploration of his family … Read entire article »

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NFB to return to IDFA with brand new docs

NFB to return to IDFA with brand new docs

One of the most innovative forces when it comes to interactive documentary making, the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) has announced it will return to IDFA this November with no less than four projects. … Read entire article »

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