IDFA presents short documentaries as supporting films

The program of the upcoming IDFA will feature the screening of short documentaries as supporting films. These short documentaries have come about as the result of three initiatives.

The worldwide initiative FOCUS FORWARD, first announced to European audiences during IDFA last year, comprises short films by renowned filmmakers including Victor Kossakovsky, Alex Gibney and Steve James. Doc Next consists of ten short documentaries by talented European DIY media-makers. Sixteen one-minute documentaries on the theme ‘25’ will be screened as supporting films as part of The One Minutes.
Doc Next and the FOCUS FORWARD films can be seen both in the cinemas and in two Mini Cinemas on Rembrandtplein square.

FOCUS FORWARD
The worldwide initiative FOCUS FORWARD was presented at IDFA 2011 and is a partnership between GE and CINELAN. International filmmakers were called upon to make short, 3-minute non-fiction films about innovative thinkers and visionaries who have changed the world through their efforts or inventions.
During IDFA 2012, ten FOCUS FORWARD documentaries will be screened as supporting films throughout the regular festival program and in the FOCUS FORWARD Mini Cinemas on Rembrandtplein square, including six world premieres. The FOCUS FORWARD films have been made by the likes of Victor Kossakovsky – compiler of this year’s Top 10 – Alex Gibney, Steve James, Jessica Yu and Lixin Fan.

Doc Next
Doc Next is the program of DIY (‘do-it-yourself') films by a new generation of talented European documentary makers on the themes that occupy them. In these films, they give their vision of life in Europe, and want to share this vision with a wide audience. Their independent, self-produced films tell little stories that have a big effect: from local heroes to critical, political remix videos.

A selection of ten of these Doc Next films will be screened ahead of IDFA.

On Thursday November 15, the Doc Next Mini Cinema will be opened on Rembrandtplein square in Amsterdam, featuring an on-going program of 30 Doc Next films. Admission to the Mini Cinema is free.

The One Minutes
During IDFA, sixteen documentaries from the The One Minutes program will screen as supporting films in several cinemas. These one-minute-long documentaries are linked by the theme '25' and made by artists from all over the world.

The screening of this video collection is possible thanks to support from BMW the Netherlands and the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision, which at the beginning of this year entered into a cooperation to secure the The One Minutes collection for the future. The Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision was able to digitize the more than 10,000 videos and make them available to a wide audience.
The highlights of the The One Minutes archive will be shown in the smallest cinema at the festival, in Flemish Arts Centre de Brakke Grond.
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IDFAindustry @IDFAindustry 19 hour ago
Festival submission deadline is approaching! We would love to consider your documentaries. Please submit before Aug 1 http://t.co/Ags25ceYZV
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Idfa award for most promising doc project presented at @durbanfilmmart is The Sound of Masks by Kofi Zwans & Sara Gouveia from South Africa!
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