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    Statement on the COVID-19 pandemic

    In these turbulent times, our thoughts and sympathy go out to everyone whose health is at stake and to their loved ones. In addition, we stand in solidarity with our colleagues and friends from film festivals and cultural institutions in the Netherlands and worldwide, as well as with all filmmakers and film professionals, who have been hard hit by this pandemic and the additional economic instability.

    Pathways: film selections to watch at home

    To guide you through our online catalogue of films, we've compiled a couple of selections, tailored to the current situation. You can find them below.

    IDFA joins urgent call for freedom of filmmaker Mohammad Rasoulof

    The European Film Academy, The Cannes Film Festival, the Deutsche Filmakademie, the Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein, the Filmfest Hamburg, the IDFA - International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, the International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR), the Netherlands Film Fund and the Accademia del cinema italiano-Premi David di Donatello wish to express their deepest concern about the imminent incarceration of the Iranian film director Mohammad Rasoulof.

    Postponed | IDFA Meets Bo Hanna: Complex Realities

    *** POSTPONED ***To safeguard the health of our visitors, this event has been postponed to a later date (exact date t.b.d). We will reach out to ticket buyers by mail.

    Introducing IDFA Meets: sharing creative documentaries and new perspectives. All year round.

    IDFA Meets is IDFA's new event series for an emerging generation of documentary viewers. Each time at a different location, with a different Amsterdam collaborator, and always with special side programming.

    EFA, IDFA and IFFR Call for Release of Deng Chuanbin

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    • February 20, 2020

    The European Film Academy, International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam and International Film Festival Rotterdam call for the immediate release of Chinese filmmaker Deng Chuanbin (also known as Huang Huang).

    Marry de Gaay Fortman named new chair of IDFA board

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    • February 17, 2020

    Marry de Gaay Fortman is the new chairperson of the IDFA board. She succeeds former chairman Derk Sauer, who departs from the position after two terms. De Gaay Fortman is well known to the organization as a board member of the IDFA Bertha Fund, the film fund affiliated with IDFA.

    IDFA in Kriterion: Last of the Mohicans

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    • February 6, 2020

    Every month in Amsterdam, Kriterion screens one of the best documentaries from the IDFA 2019 selection. This month, you can see Last of the Mohicans (Laatste der Mohikanen), about Tonny's mobile convenience store in Tilburg on February 16.

    Interview: Frame Awards x IDFA

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    • February 5, 2020

    Next month we join forces with Frame, the Amsterdam-born publishing house and now world-leading spatial design media brand, for the upcoming edition of the Frame Awards. From February 19 to 20, the event will showcase the biggest spatial design talent, address today’s most pressing design questions, and provoke creative inspiration.

    IDFA-supported films premiering at Sundance 2020

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    • January 22, 2020

    With Sundance Film Festival kicking off, we wish a warm congratulations to the five films we supported that are now premiering in competition, as well as international festival hit Collective in non-premiere section Spotlight.

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