Black Achievement Month x IDFA: Revolutionary Music
Music reflects the time when it was made. Within the theme of Revolutionary Music, IDFA and Black Achievement Month present two documentaries in four different cinemas throughout the Netherlands. Watch Mama Africa and Soundtrack for a Revolution, each with an introduction and/or a follow-up interview.
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.
Pawel Lozinski and Niels Pagh Andersen tutors at IDFAcademy Summer School
Filmmaker Pawel Lozinski and editor Niels Pagh Andersen are two of the tutors at this year’s IDFAcademy Summer School. They will be joined by Gema Juárez Allen, Katja Dringenberg, Gitte Hansen, Aliona van der Horst, Menno Boerema and Jesper Osmund to give guidance to a select group of up-and-coming international filmmaking talents.