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.
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 IDFA.nl. Here’s how you participate.