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    September 18: Talent Talks #3 Exposing social issues (sold out)

      For the third edition of Talent Talks on Wednesday, September 18, rapper Adam Bais (Benjamin Fro) will engage in conversation with IDFA documentary filmmaker Tessa Louise Pope and photographer Eline Benjaminsen, part of the exhibition 'The Image Is Our Voice' in Melkweg Expo. During this special edition – in collaboration with Unseen Foundation – we discuss the relationship between art and social commentary. Talent Talks is a collaboration between Melkweg Amsterdam and IDFA in which we explore the works of young, emerging artists working in film and photography today. Through video clips and images, we get an insight into their creative process, motives, and inspiration. Tickets for this event are sold out.

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      IDFA Special: Midnight Traveler

        On Thursday, September 12th, IDFA will host an exlusive preview of Midnight Traveler: an urgent and first-hand account of a family of filmmakers, forced to flee their home country. This event is sold out.

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        IDFA calls for release of Mohammad Rasoulof

          IDFA joins film festivals and organizations around the world in demanding the immediate and unconditional release of Iranian filmmaker Mohammad Rasoulof. We invite members of the film community around the world to join by raising their voice – personally, collectively, through the media and via political channels.

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          IDFA by Night: top documentaries in the open air July 2-12

            Come see nine special IDFA films this summer in our outdoor cinema at Pakhuis de Zwijger. With introductions and other programming before the screenings. Admission is free!

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            July 30: Queerama in FC Hyena (free outdoor screening!)

              Specially for Pride 2019, IDFA and FC Hyena present a free open-air screening of Queerama. The film tells the extraordinary story of gay acceptance and emancipation in 20th century England. Admission is free!

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              Watch IDFA films at We Make The City (June 17-23)

                We Make The City, the festival that makes cities better, presents four documentaries specially selected by IDFA about urban problems and their solutions. To watch the program, buy your tickets for the screenings in Studio/K. We Make The City runs from June 17 to 23.

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                Read IDFA’s 2018 annual report

                  With another year behind us, we’re eager to share our thoughts, reflections, facts, and figures with you. Our 2018 annual report is now published, and ready for your eyes.

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                  Roy Seerden selects: 9x films about night

                    Freedom, vulnerability, and loneliness: filmmaker Roy Seerden selects 9 IDFA films about feelings that the night hours evoke, or feelings that find a home at night. You can watch them all in the IDFA online collection.

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                    IDFA bids farewell to Senior Programmer Martijn te Pas after 20 years

                      After 20 fantastic years with IDFA, we bid farewell to Senior Programmer Martijn te Pas. We will miss him dearly and wish him nothing but the best on his new chapter in Stockholm. On to the next adventure!

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                      Cinema De School x IDFA: three screenings in April

                        IDFA and De School present three special film nights. City nightlife sets the tone in the films we've selected for you. On April 10, 17 and 24 in De School in Amsterdam.

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