Friday evening, the winners were announced in IDFA’s various competition programs in the Compagnietheater in Amsterdam at the awards ceremony of the 27th IDFA. Of Men and War by Laurent Bécue-Renard (outer right) won the VPRO IDFA Award for Best Feature-Length Documentary. In addition, the jury presented the special Jury Award to Something Better to Come by Hanna Polak (third from left). Naziha’s Spring by Gülsah Dogan (next to Bécue-Renard) won the BankGiro Loterij IDFA Audience Award. 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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» Reaching for the doc stars
With three days of screenings still remaining, this year’s festival is on target to rack up sales of 250,000 tickets, up from 235,000 last year. 
» Tea Time
Emerging from pitching her latest project The Grown-ups, Chilean director Maite Alberdi is brimming with enthusiasm.

» "How often do you still hear the word dedication?"
Two directors meet and discuss how love is doing these days.

» The Dream of Shahrazad
For South African François Verster’s multi-layered film the recent Arab Spring was the catalyst to its realization.

» IDFA Awards expand to Sarajevo
Serbian director Mila Turajlic was among the filmmakers attending the festival this year as part of the IDFA Awards scheme. 

» Van Nunen sp#aks
Hasse van Nunen will present two short films in IDFA Junior on Sunday 30 November.

» The New Rijksmuseum - The Film
Oeke Hoogendijk spent a decade completing her epic documentary about the renovation of the Rijksmuseum.
» Kamchatka - The Cure for Hatred
Julia Mironova’s film is a study of a man addicted to war and alcohol in equal measure.

» Handling the Handler
Nadav Schirman paid IDFA a visit with The Green Prince about the intriguing relationship between a Palestinian informer and his Israeli intelligence handler. 

» Docs for Sale posts record year
This year’s Docs for Sale proved to be one of the busiest editions in recent years in terms of attendance and videotheque screenings.

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Tech Noir
Call for Entry: IDFA Bertha Fund December 8, 2014 | The IDFA Bertha Fund has announced its first selection round for 2015. The deadline for project entry is February 1, 2015.
Help crowdfund Lyari Notes November 26, 2014 | In the IDFA Bertha Fund-supported Lyari Notes, a rock star teaches a group of girls from the most volatile district of Karachi, Pakistan how to express themselves through music. The directors need your help to finish their film!
And the winners are... November 28, 2014 | The winners of IDFA's seven competitions and two audience awards have been announced.
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?


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