Sergei Loznitsa presents his IDFA Top 10 at Metrograph, New York

    The Top 10 program compiled by Ukrainian director Sergei Loznitsa for IDFA 2016 is travelling to New York. The Metrograph theatre will be screening Loznitsa's selection on July 27-31.

    IDFA Bertha Fund supports 13 new projects

    The IDFA Bertha Fund has concluded its May 2017 selection round. Seven documentary projects from countries like Rwanda, Syria and India will be supported through the fund's classic scheme. For the IBF Europe category another six projects are selected, among which are The Last Guardian, an Hungarian-Bhutanese co-production and Obstinate, a co-production between Afghanistan and France which was pitched at IDFA Forum last year.

    Summer School report: 'I’m getting more out of this than they are'

    “The baton is being passed”, director and tutor Kim Longinotto concluded at the close of the IDFAcademy Summer School. Sixteen projects and their makers received intensive guidance from 3 to 8 July in Amsterdam.

    Ed Lachman to be tutor at IDFAcademy Summer School

    Renowned director of photography Ed Lachman will be among the eight tutors for the IDFAcademy Summer School 2017. We feel very lucky that the leading cinematographer will join us to give guidance to a select group of up-and-coming international filmmaking talents.

    Here are the winners of our international call for ideas for Mobile and Interactive 60 Seconds!

    Last winter, the NFB, ARTE and IDFA launched a call for ideas out to digital creators around the world. Their mission? To create an interactive experience about mobility by exploiting the features of a smartphone. Today, we are revealing the ten winners who will spend the next couple of months creating these experiences. But first, a word from the jury...

    Director Raoul Peck on I Am Not Your Negro

    IDFA talked with director Raoul Peck about his documentary I Am Not Your Negro. Peck visited the Netherlands at the beginning of May, for the special screening of his film, based on James Baldwin's unfinished manuscript Remember This House.

    Livestream: Update or Die conference

    Tune in this Friday for Update or Die, a one-day conference about interactive documentary preservation and future-proofing emerging digital forms, curated by MIT Open Documentary Lab and Phi Centre, in collaboration with IDFA DocLab.

    IM: Benjamin Barber (77)

    Benjamin Barber passed away on April 24, 2017. The American political scientist and author was known for advocating an alternative way of governing society, with an important and leading role for the mayors of the world. In 2015, ahead of the 20th anniversary and reissue of his groundbreaking work Jihad versus McWorld (1995), Barber was a special guest at IDFA.

    IDFAcademy Summer School announces 2017 participants

    Sixteen projects have been selected to participate in the IDFAcademy Summer School 2017. During the Summer School, held July 3 – 8 in Amsterdam, up-and-coming international filmmaking talents from all over the world will get a chance to work on their film scripts or rough cuts under the guidance of esteemed film professionals.

    Twelve films supported through IBF Classic

    The IDFA Bertha Fund has concluded the February selection round of 2017 of its IBF Classic scheme. Twelve documentary projects from countries like Myanmar, Belarus, Algeria and Jordan will be supported by the fund, including many projects by first-time directors.