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Montreal Film Festivals Wind Up

Montreal, ‘city of festivals’, has just seen two of its important, overlapping long-running film festivals come to a close. Two rather different but highly popular festivals: Cinemania, North am’s main French film fest, and RIDM — Rencontres Internationales du Documentaire … Continue reading

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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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IDFA Film In Focus: U.N. ME

The American documentary U.N. ME, a lacerating look at the inefficiencies of the United Nations, has its word premiere at the IDFA International Documentary Festival Amsterdam this week. In a film that exposes the incompetence and corruption at the heart … Continue reading

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IDFA Juries Announce Their Nominees

At a typically informal gathering at the Festival’s resident club on Wednesday evening, the jurors in various categories in the IDFA Awards competitions announced the three-film nominees before a packed house of anxious filmmakers and guests. The Awards themselves will … Continue reading

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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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Mexico – Expresion en Corto July 20 – August 2 2009…. and the budget crisis

A scarcity of Mexican production and the absence of exhibition platforms prompted Sarah Hoch to establish the festival Expresion en Corto twelve years ago which she has helmed ever since. As a publicly funded film festival, Expresion en Corto had … 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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