Last nights' Q&A after the screening of Warriors from the North, a chilling and courageous account from a Danish-Somalian boy in Copenhagen who fell victim to recruiters from the militant group al-Shabaab. From left: moderator Harm Ede Botje, directors Søren Steen Jespersen and Nasib Farah. Photo: Felix Kalkman

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During the festival, the IDFA Industry Special keeps you up-to-date with all the latest news, interviews and video features. In print, online (Daily) and through the IDFA App!


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» Report Industry Talks: Short Cuts to the Future
Five leading international magazines and newspapers moving into short online documentaries seemed eager to connect with content producers. 

» The Arms Drop
Director Andreas Koefoed's latest doc is about a clandestine operation in 1995 to drops arms to a persecuted religious group in West Bengal. 

» Most viewed at Docs for Sale
Most viewed titles at Docs for Sale as of 2 pm on Tuesday 25 November.

» Messi
He’s the little wizard with the immaculate left foot, the Argentine footballer often described as world's best player. 

» My Friend the Enemy
When director Wanda Koscia refers to My Friend the Enemy as a “feelgood massacre movie”, she is only half joking. 

» Double interview 3: "The tears made the cut"
Hanna Polak and Firouzeh Khosrovani watched as the subjects of their films matured. 

» Something Better to Come
In Hannah Polak’s documentary, the terrain protagonist Yula inhabits could be on a remote planet in the outer Solar System. 

» Report: DocLab Interactive Conference 
The one-day DocLab Interactive Conference came full circle with valuable lessons about how the internet lost its innocence. 

» Stubborn Pieter
Despite appearances to the contrary, Pieter van Huystee is a stubborn man – although there are few doc producers as nice to talk to, or indeed as successful. 

» Top dog
Dogwoof, the UK’s leading documentary distribution company, is celebrating its 10th birthday this year. 

» It is All Academic
Artur Liebhart of Poland-based Planete+ Doc Film Festival has confirmed two IDFA 2014 titles and is negotiating two more for his Planete Doc Academy programme.

» Industry Talks: Branded Content
Sub-Genre Media founder Brian Newman urged filmmakers not to shy away from brands to get their films made. 


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First Hand
Sjoerd Oostrik wins Mediafonds Documentary Award 2014 November 19, 2014 | Two awards were presented during IDFA's opening ceremony. The Mediafonds Documentary Award 2014 was awarded to Sjoerd Oostrik for his film plan Hier is het nooit stil. Documentary maker Jessica Gorter received the Cultuurfonds Documentary Grant for her oeuvre.
The Female Gaze: IDFA statistics As part of the theme program The Female Gaze, IDFA investigated its own gendered history: are female filmmakers equally represented in the program?
Meet the Juries November 17, 2014 | A grand total of 31 jury members, ranging from renowned industry experts and leading documentary filmmakers to the five teenage members of the DOC U jury, will preside over IDFA's seven competitions this year.
The Female Gaze: The Filmmakers November 13, 2014 | With IDFA less than a week away, meet the 15 leading female documentary directors who compiled this year's theme program The Female Gaze.


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