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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.

    IDFA Meets WePresent: Creativity to Overcome

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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.

    ​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.

    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.

    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.

    Gianfranco Rosi is the Guest of Honor at IDFA 2020 

    The International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) is proud to announce its Guest of Honor for the 2020 edition: Italian director Gianfranco Rosi.

    Volunteers wanted for IDFA 2020

    IDFA could not exist without the hundreds of volunteers that work for the festival every year. Do you want to help us out during IDFA 2020?

    IDFA Meets ROEF: Before Summer Ends

    On Saturday evening September 5th, IDFA Meets joins forces with ROEF! We will show the road movie 'Before Summer Ends' on the rooftop of NEMO.

    IDFA Pride Special: Welcome to Chechnya + Doc Talk

    Tuschinski cinema will open its doors again to the IDFA audience on Wednesday, August 5. As you've come to expect from the IDFA Specials, we'll be screening one of the most discussed documentary films of the year to date. Welcome to Chechnya is a terrifying docu-thriller about the escape route used by Russian activists in Chechnya to smuggle LGBTQ+ people out of the country. The film won no less than nine awards in 2020. Please note: For this IDFA Special, you can choose to attend the event in Tuschinski or watch it online. Just be sure to choose the right ticket block below.

    Call for the Immediate Release of Moataz Abdelwahab

    The International Coalition for Filmmakers at Risk and its founding institutions, the European Film Academy, International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam and International Film Festival Rotterdam, together with the Human Rights Film Network, Movies that Matter Foundation and PEN America, as well as the Accademia del Cinema Italiano - Premi David di Donatello, German Film Academy, Hellenic Film Academy. Icelandic Film- & TV Academy, Luxembourg Film Academy, Polish Film Academy, Swiss Film Academy and Ukrainian Film Academy, call for the Egyptian authorities to immediately and unconditionally release film producer Moataz Abdelwahab.

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