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    Continuation partnership with Lutfia Rabbani Foundation

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    • November 17, 2020

      IDFA and the Lutfia Rabbani Foundation are proud to announce the continuation of their partnership in 2020 that enables young Arab film talents from Lebanon, Morocco, Qatar, Iraq, Jordan, and Tunisia to attend a varied program consisting of IDFAcademy and IDFA Industry sessions.

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      Order now: the IDFA x Mooncake Foodiebag

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      • November 9, 2020

        Bring the festival into your home with this bag full of food goodies. Enjoy Syrian patisserie, crispy Caribbean plantain chips, and Iraqi ice tea while watching the best documentaires on your couch.

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        IDFA launches festival campaign

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        • November 2, 2020

          Starting this week, IDFA's new festival campaign commercial can be seen in theaters. It's safe to say that most of us experience a wide range of emotions while watching IDFA films. The campaign, developed with creative agency We Are Pi, takes the purest expression of emotion as its starting point: our teardrops.

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          Create your own IDFA 2020 roadmap with the help of these thematic Program Pathways

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          • November 2, 2020

            With no less than 257 films and projects, the IDFA 2020 program is now live. Are you itching to plan screenings and buy tickets, but not sure where to start? Then let us show you the way through the festival with these Program Pathways.

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            IDFA Forum selection announced

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            • October 13, 2020

              IDFA is pleased to announce the 63 projects selected to pitch at IDFA Forum, the festival’s co-production and co-financing market. The selection welcomes both established filmmakers and new voices to the international stage, including projects from Maria Ramos, Mila Turajlić, Andrei Ujica, and Kim Longinotto, while the new media selection includes projects by Klasien van de Zandschulp, Sacha Wares, Toby Coffey, Joe Bini, and Sam Green. With a new award, an additional presentation category, and the market’s most diverse lineup to date, the 28th edition of IDFA Forum promises to be a landmark industry event—one that is sure to define the coming year of documentary film. The Forum takes place online from November 16 to 20.

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              Urgent call for the release of Hajooj Kuka

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              • September 21, 2020

                The International Coalition for Filmmakers at Risk (ICFR*) and its founding institutions, the European Film Academy, International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam and International Film Festival Rotterdam call for the Sudanese authorities to immediately and unconditionally release filmmaker Hajooj Kuka and the four artists imprisoned with him.

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                IDFA Meets WePresent: | CANCELLED

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                • September 15, 2020

                  Can creativity change lives, and can art - in its many forms - be a tool for dreaming bigger than the forces that hold us back? In this special collaborative event, WePresent and IDFA invite us to consider the many ways we use creativity to overcome adversity and escape limitations - both those imposed on us by society and those we impose upon ourselves.

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                  ​International Coalition for Filmmakers at Risk Launched Officially in Venice

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                  • September 7, 2020

                    To activate the film community’s collective response to cases of filmmakers facing severe risk, the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, International Film Festival Rotterdam and the European Film Academy have joined forces in establishing the International Coalition for Filmmakers at Risk.

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                    IDFAcademy & NPO Fund Workshop 2020 is under way

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                    • September 3, 2020

                      We proudly present tutors and participants in the IDFAcademy & NPO Fund Workshop, which will be taking place until November 2020.

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                      Film Fund DocLab Interactive Grant 2020 divides €20,000 over three high artistic projects

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                      • September 2, 2020

                        The Netherlands Film Fund and IDFA DocLab are delighted to announce the recipients of the Film Fund DocLab Interactive Grant 2020. This year’s three selected projects are: a full-dome experience in which director Tamara Shogaolu explores how the sound of space is imagined across cultures; a radical attempt to create a climate-neutral theater play by De Warme Winkel; and a multimedia installation co-created by surveillance artist Dries Depoorter and singer-songwriter Shishani Vranckx.

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