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Asian and European Films Top IDFA Awards

Asian and European films dominated the top awards at IDFA, the International Documentary Film Festival, which held its awards gala yesterday afternoon at the historic art nouveau movie palace, the Tuschinski. The audience, made up of filmmakers, professionals and doc … Continue reading

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IDFA 2009

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Shuttling Between Hopefulness To Desperation (And Back Again)

At a film festival such as IDFA that is exclusively devoted to documentary film, a dedicated viewer (which, at a minimum of 4 films per day, qualifies me) cannot help but be constantly batted from feelings of outrage and anger to … Continue reading

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Finding The Normal In Amsterdam???

  Amsterdam has a rather valid reputation as a refuge for the not completely normal. Misfits from across the continent and across the seas find the city’s open nature and history of tolerance a welcoming invitation. So, when an Amsterdam … Continue reading

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Focus On Middle East At IDFA

The on-going conflict in the Middle East provides a tableau for a diverse group of films at IDFA, the International Documentary Festival Amsterdam, the largest documentary film event on the planet. The films range from classic reportage to more intimate … Continue reading

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Music, Music, Music At IDFA

The subject of music, its influences, its artists and its role in cultural life, are examined in the 18 music-themed documentaries that are being showcased this week at IDFA, the International Documentary Festival Amsterdam, the largest gathering of docu-files in … Continue reading

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IDFA News: Pathe Launches Documentary Label

Dutch cinema circuit Pathé Netherlands, a long-time collaborator with IDFA through its Tuschinski and Munt theaters which host many of the festival’s  events and screenings, is launching a new documentary label called Pathé Docs, aimed at bringing documentaries to a … Continue reading

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IDFA Forum Gathers Doc Pros

If you are an industry professional who works in the world of documentaries, it is a pretty sure bet that you are spending this week in Amsterdam at the IDFA International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam. Aside from the hundreds of … Continue reading

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Eyal Silvan’s Top Ten List

Israeli filmmaker Eyal Sivan has been asked by IDFA to program a personal Top Ten List of his favorite films for this year’s event. Sivan is in Amsterdam for the premiere of his latest film Jaffa, The Orange Clockwork, which screens … Continue reading

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Documentary Deluge In Amsterdam For 2009 IDFA

One could call it a documentary deluge…….IDFA, the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, the world’s largest event devoted to the non-fiction form, is expecting over 2000 international guests over the next 10 days. If you are in and into docs, … Continue reading

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