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    Look back: DocLab Interactive Conference

      The 5th DocLab Interactive Conference at IDFA 2017 brought together leading artists and thinkers from the world of art, technology, science and documentary for a day full of inspiring presentations, visions of the future and audience experiments. Watch the presentations on this page.

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      Listen back to IDFA 2017

        A number of Doc Talks and Filmmaker Talks that were held during IDFA 2017, were recorded. You can listen to them here.

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        Report: Reactions from the audience

          The festival is already over, but the heads of our visitors are still filled with all the stories told. Have a look at some reactions to the festival by the audience!

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          Report: interview with Mila Turajlic, director of the winning film The Other Side of Everything

            Last Wednesday Mila Turajlic won the award for Best Feature-Length Documentary during IDFA 2017 with her film The Other Side of Everything. In this interview Mila talks more about her role as a filmmaker trying to make a portrait of her own family.

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            Kill Your Darlings: Kojo

              With a heavy heart, filmmakers delete scenes they love - because they don't fit the story or don't really add anything, for instance. Watch a deleted scene from Kojo.

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              Report: Interview with Shamira Raphaëla, director of Lenno & The Angelfish

                In her film Lenno & The Angelfish (winner IDFA Award for Best Children’s Documentary) Shamira Raphaëla follow ten year old Lenno, a boy with a behavioral disorder that is living with his father and twin brother. How did she find him and what does Lenno think of all the attention to his story during IDFA?

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                Kill Your Darlings: Silence Is a Falling Body

                  With a heavy heart, filmmakers delete scenes they love - because they don't fit the story or don't really add anything for instance. Watch a deleted scene from Silence Is a Falling Body.

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                  Report: Interview with Josh Lowell and Peter Mortimer, directors of The Dawn Wall

                    How do you make a film while hanging 3000 feet high against a rock? Filmmakers Josh Lowell and Peter Mortimer talk about their endeavors during the filming of The Dawn Wall.

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                    The Present: relay film as a parting gift

                      It goes without saying that you can't have a festival director's farewell without a great present. The parting gift for Ally Derks is a special relay film called The Present.

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                      Kill Your Darlings: Two

                        With a heavy heart, filmmakers delete scenes they love - because they don't fit the story or don't really add anything for instance. Watch a deleted scene from Two.

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