The first IDFA Worldview Award was presented to THE DEVIL’S LAIR (South Africa) by Riaan Hendricks and Neil Brandt and LOGS OF WAR (Kenya) by Anjali Nayar and Hawa Essuman at the Durban FilmMart, the co-production market of the Durban International Film Festival in South Africa. The IDFA Worldview Award is a collaboration between IDFA, the IDFA Fund and CBA Worldview from the UK, and is presented to the two most promising documentary projects presented at the Doc Circle Pitch in Durban. The Doc Circle Pitch was organized in Durban for the first time last year, aimed at stimulating the documentary industry in Africa.
First-time director Maya Forbes uses her life story to craft a poignant tale of growing up with a manic depressive, father in Boston. Mark Ruffalo (“Foxcatcher”) delivers an Oscar-quality performance as Cam Stuart, the “polar bear”-a child’s way of saying … Continue reading
Under the Dome is a film by Chinese journalist Chai Jing that focuses on China’s flawed environmental regulations and the devastating effect its having on the nation’s people. What makes this film so powerful is it was released in Communist … Continue reading
It takes a New York native and NYU Film School graduate to capture the marginalized world of two black transgender prostitutes (“trannies”) living on the seedy streets of Los Angeles. Sean Baker, who directed and co-wrote this authentic tale, shot … Continue reading