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    Ugandan pop star Bobi Wine in Carré for Talk this Saturday

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    • November 11, 2022

      On Saturday evening, the charismatic Ugandan pop star and politician Bobi Wine will be the special guest of the talk, which follows the screening of Bobi Wine: The People’s President in Koninklijk Theater Carré.

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      Paul de Ruijter wins Karen de Bok Talent Award 2022 

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      • November 10, 2022

        Paul de Ruijter has won the Karen de Bok Talent Award 2022 for his film plan Let the Soft Animal In. The award, worth €25,000 towards the further development of the film, was presented to the maker at IDFA today. This marks the 6th consecutive year that the Karen de Bok Talent Award is being presented to the winning documentary plan of the IDFA Project Space NL in collaboration with the NPO Fund workshop.

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        IDFA 2022 opens with All You See at Amsterdam's prestigious Royal Carré Theater

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        • November 10, 2022

          Yesterday evening, the 35th  International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) officially opened in the Royal Carré Theater with the world premiere of the Dutch documentary All You See by Niki Padidar. The film was simultaneously screened at 35 theaters throughout the Netherlands.

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          Watch all films nominated for Best European Documentary at IDFA

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          • November 9, 2022

            This week, the European Film Academy announced the five films nominated for Best European Documentary. Four of those five films will be shown at IDFA this year, including IDFA Forum alumnus A House Made of Splinters. The fifth film was shown at the festival last year.

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            Release Erhan Örs: Call for the Release of Turkish Film Editor

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            • November 9, 2022

              ICFR* stands side by side with Turkey’s film community, Editors Association, and Cinema & Television Union in demanding the release of the Turkish film editor Erhan Örs who has been held in Silivri Prison since his detention on 3 June 2022.

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              Oscar winner Laura Poitras is Guest of Honor at IDFA 2022

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              • November 1, 2022

                During the 35th edition of IDFA, the Oscar-winning filmmaker Laura Poitras takes center stage as Guest of Honour. Not only did she put together a Top 10 for the festival, but her retrospective will be on show and there is an extensive Master Talk with her on Friday November 11 at 15:45 in Royal Theatre Carré. Read more.

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                IDFA renews partnership with Lutfia Rabbani Foundation

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                • October 31, 2022

                  DFA and the Lutfia Rabbani Foundation are proud to announce the continuation of their partnership for the fifth consecutive year, supporting Arab filmmakers from Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine, Sudan, Syria and Yemen during this year’s festival.

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                  Louis Hothothot is the multimedia artist behind this year’s festival campaign

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                  • October 31, 2022

                    Having made a great impact as the director of IDFA’s 2021 opening film Four Journeys, we are delighted that Louis Hothothot is the multimedia artist behind this year’s festival campaign, which we can finally reveal today! With a visual language that combines archival material, playful animations and hand-drawn creatures, Hothothot has created a work celebrating the importance, beauty and presence of a filmmakers’ community in the city of Amsterdam.

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                    IDFA names ‘Collective Wisdom’ as book of 2022

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                    • October 25, 2022

                      This year we have named Collective Wisdom: Co-creating Media for Equity and Justice as our Recommended Book of 2022. The book will be gifted to all invited guest filmmakers during this year's festival.

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                      Supervisory Board welcomes Sandra den Hamer as a new member and extends tenure of Artistic Director Orwa Nyrabia

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                      • October 14, 2022

                        The Supervisory Board of the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam and the IDFA Bertha Fund is pleased to announce that Sandra den Hamer has joined the Supervisory Board and that the tenure of Artistic Director Orwa Nyrabia has been extended. In the midst of these turbulent times, the Board embraces the stability offered by these two appointments, which provide the necessary conditions for the further artistic development of both IDFA and the IDFA Bertha Fund.

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