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    Report: Reactions from the audience

    The festival is already over, but the heads of our visitors are still filled with all the stories told. Have a look at some reactions to the festival by the audience!

    Report: interview with Mila Turajlic, director of the winning film The Other Side of Everything

    Last Wednesday Mila Turajlic won the award for Best Feature-Length Documentary during IDFA 2017 with her film The Other Side of Everything. In this interview Mila talks more about her role as a filmmaker trying to make a portrait of her own family.

    Kill Your Darlings: Kojo

    With a heavy heart, filmmakers delete scenes they love - because they don't fit the story or don't really add anything, for instance. Watch a deleted scene from Kojo.

    Report: Interview with Shamira Raphaëla, director of Lenno & The Angelfish

    In her film Lenno & The Angelfish (winner IDFA Award for Best Children’s Documentary) Shamira Raphaëla follow ten year old Lenno, a boy with a behavioral disorder that is living with his father and twin brother. How did she find him and what does Lenno think of all the attention to his story during IDFA?

    Kill Your Darlings: Silence Is a Falling Body

    With a heavy heart, filmmakers delete scenes they love - because they don't fit the story or don't really add anything for instance. Watch a deleted scene from Silence Is a Falling Body.

    Deaf Child wins VPRO Audience Award

    Alex de Ronde’s Deaf Child has won the VPRO Audience Award 2017. This was announced on Friday night at the Westergastheater in Amsterdam.

    SVOD Market Gaining Pace Says Bernfeld

    • Industry
    • November 24, 2017
    • Melanie Goodfellow

    Digital rights market guru Wendy Bernfeld told filmmakers and producers they need to start looking beyond the big players of Netflix and Amazon when trying to secure SVOD deals for their work at an IDFA industry session on the digital rights market and VR this week.

    Kids on the Silk Road Wins Best Roundtable Pitch at the Forum

    The documentary series Kids on the Silk Road, produced by Maria Stevnbak Westergren for Danish production house Toolbox Film, has won the Best Roundtable Pitch at the IDFA Forum 2017.

    Wide House signs first European deal for Montessori doc

    • Industry
    • November 24, 2017
    • Melanie Goodfellow

    French sales company Wide House has signed its first European deal on Alexandre Mourot’s Let the Child Be the Guide, exploring the merits of the Montessori education system in the 21st century through a portrait of young children attending France's oldest school using the method.

    Tornatore to Shoot Morricone Doc

    • Festival
    • November 24, 2017
    • Geoffrey Macnab

    Bruce Springsteen, Quincy Jones, Clint Eastwood, Oliver Stone and Martin Scorsese are all to feature in Giuseppe Tornatore’s ambitious new feature documentary on the legendary Italian composer ‘Maestro’ Ennio Morricone (whose scores include Once Upon a Time in America and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly). Metallica band members, ex-Pink Floyd frontman Roger Waters and Dire Straits’ Mark Knopfler and Celine Dion are also set to appear.

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