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    8 IDFA films selected for MoMA’s Doc Fortnight 2019

    The Museum of Modern Art has unveiled the full festival lineup for Doc Fortnight 2019, and we are overjoyed to see 8 IDFA films in the selection!

    Watch music documentaries in January

    The three most popular music films of IDFA 2018 can be seen on Sunday, January 27th, 2019 in Melkweg Cinema. In collaboration with Melkweg we'll screen Scared of Revolution, Blue Note Records: Beyond the Notes and Ed Sheeran: Songwriter. Get your tickets now!

    The best of IDFA 2018 in your city!

    Starting January 2019, The best of IDFA on tour will travel to theaters throughout the Netherlands. Four films, all awarded by the IDFA 2018 juries, in one program. Get your tickets now!

    Looking back on IDFA 2018

    Nearly 300 films, more than 3000 guests, and thousands of visitors came to Amsterdam for IDFA from November 14 to 25. Look back on a successful 31st edition with our collection of videos, podcasts, and more!

    Time-Lapse Film as a Story

    • General
    • November 13, 2018
    • Helena Třeštíková

    Our 2018 Guest of Honor discusses her celebrated time-lapse method of filmmaking in detail.

    IDFA signs statement in support of Kamal Ramadan and Ganja Mohamed Ali

    IDFA’s Artistic Director Orwa Nyrabia has signed the global statement in support of Sudanese actors Kamal Ramadan and Ganja Mohamed Ali (Chakado), who have been denied the opportunity to travel to film festivals and enhance their careers. In joining forces with our festival colleagues around the world, we urge the UNHCR to take action immediately.

    New IDFA campaign launches

    Today we launch our new campaign developed by Kessels Kramer.

    Guest of Honor Helena Třeštíková on her Top 10

    • General
    • October 2, 2018
    • Helena Třeštíková

    "Choosing the 10 most important films of my life is a beautiful but challenging task. Since being given it, I have been thinking about my favorites and watching my life flash before my eyes."

    Třeštíková only edits after filming wraps up, even if it takes 37 years

    For IDFA’s 31st edition, the festival’s star guest will be director Helena Třeštíková. The 69-year-old award-winning filmmaker has created a prodigious output of close to 50 documentaries in her native Czech Republic, resulting in a deeply personal take on the last half-century of her country’s history. Třeštíková’s shooting methods and work ethic have resulted in a bespoke genre of what she calls “time-lapse” filmmaking, in which she follows her protagonists over decades of time. In her films, viewers are invited to observe people as they live out the stories of their lives.

    Pitch your documentary plan to VICE during IDFA 2018

    VICE and IDFA are co-presenting a pitch for talented filmmakers to present their idea for a VICE documentary. Selected participants are eligible for a 10,000 euro budget to realize their film, and of course special attention on VICE and Here’s how you participate.