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    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.

    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.

    IDFA Awards handed out at international festivals

    • Industry
    • March 31, 2017
    • Joost Broeren-Huitenga

    Over the last few weeks, three IDFA Awards were handed out at festivals and industry events in Guadalajara, Kolkata and Prague. The winning directors and producers will get the chance to present themselves and their project at IDFA in various ways.

    Revamping our competitions

    Heading towards the 30th edition of the festival this November, IDFA has made several changes to its competition regulations.

    60 Seconds: Call for Mobile and Interactive Projects

    Interactive Creators: Explore the Short Form! The Very, Very Short Form.

    La Chana wins VPRO IDFA Audience Award

    La Chana by Lucija Stojevic has won the VPRO IDFA Audience Award. La Chana is a portrait of flamenco queen 'La Chana', who returns to the stage after a 23-year absence. 

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