In support of Oleg Sentsov

    On Saturday June 23 members of the Ukrainian diaspora and art and film communities in the Netherlands will gather on Museumplein in Amsterdam to raise awareness about the plight of Ukrainian political prisoner and award-winning filmmaker Oleg Sentsov. They will demand that the government of the Russian Federation release him and other illegitimately detained Ukrainian political prisoners. 

    Video report IDFA Special Hale County This Morning, This Evening

    On Thursday May 17 IDFA organized a special preview of Hale County This Morning, This Evening in Pathé Tuschinski. This is a sometimes funny, but often touching portrait of an Afro-American community in the American South – a region known for its history of slavery and poverty.  Afterwards IDFA’s new artistic director Orwa Nyrabia talked with film director RaMell Ross about his experiences in Hale County.  

    Documentaries in the open air: IDFA by Night July 10-20

    Pakhuis de Zwijger is closing the cultural season with a series of open air screenings: nine brilliant documentaries from the IDFA-program. The screenings take place at the square in front of Pakhuis de Zwijger (Piet Heinkade 179, Amsterdam). The movies start at around 10 pm, entrance is free. English subtitles, or English spoken.

    Pawel Lozinski and Niels Pagh Andersen tutors at IDFAcademy Summer School

    Filmmaker Pawel Lozinski and editor Niels Pagh Andersen are two of the tutors at this year’s IDFAcademy Summer School. They will be joined by Gema Juárez Allen, Katja Dringenberg, Gitte Hansen, Aliona van der Horst, Menno Boerema and Jesper Osmund to give guidance to a select group of up-and-coming international filmmaking talents.

    PLOV: An evening of art, food and an IDFA documentary

    Op May 29 the AFEW Culture Initiative organises the first edition of PLOV: ARTxFOODxCINEMA. On this special evening the IDFA-film Debut will be screened, about eleven female Belarussian prisoners who are rehearsing for a theater play. 

    IDFA @ Cannes 2018

    At the Cannes Film Festival 2018, IDFA will be participating in several panels. IDFA's Artistic Director Orwa Nyrabia for instance will take part in a discussion about the challenges and opportunities for the industry and filmmakers in the next five years.

    IDFA Special: Hale County This Morning, This Evening

    On Thursday May 17 IDFA organizes a special preview of Hale County This Morning, This Evening in Pathé Tuschinski. This film will also be screened during IDFA 2018. Afterwards IDFA’s new artistic director Orwa Nyrabia speaks with film director RaMell Ross.

    Boonstra and Fassaert tutors at IDFAcademy & NPO-fonds Workshop

    Dutch filmmakers Marjoleine Boonstra and Tom Fassaert will be this year's tutors at the IDFAcademy & NPO-fonds Workshop. In this workshop, six young Dutch documentary talents get the chance to develop a film plan for a 50-60 minute documentary in text and images. Both tutors have coached up-and-coming documentary filmmakers at IDFA workshops in previous years.

    IDFAcademy Summer School announces 2018 participants

    Sixteen projects were selected to participate in the IDFAcademy Summer School 2018: eight projects for Editing consultancy and eight for Script development. The participants' nationalities (Venezuela, the Ukraine, Egypt, Tunisia, Sweden, India and others) are as diverse as the stories they tell.

    So Help Me God in the cinema

    From April 26 So Help Me God will be screening in cinema's all over The Netherlands. A disconcerting and hilarious documentary about the Brussels judge Anne Gruwez.