Watch: IDFAcademy Meet the Professionals Special with Sophie Fiennes
During IDFA 2018, our IDFAcademy participants had the pleasure of chatting with Sophie Fiennes, the filmmaker behind Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami, The Pervert's Guide to Cinema, and more. Take a look at this special edition of IDFAcademy: Meet the Professionals to hear Fiennes' insight on giving up control in filmmaking, following the 'un-thought thoughts' that come to you, and opening up to your intuition.
Don't Be a Dick About It wins VPRO IDFA Audience Award
Don't Be a Dick About It by American director Benjamin Mullinkosson has just won the VPRO IDFA Audience Award (€ 5.000), the grand public prize of the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam. The news was announced on Saturday, November 23, during the VPRO broadcast Best of IDFA: Audience Award 2018 from the Westergastheater in Amsterdam.
Watch: Reason + Doc Talk
Today, most of the world views Hinduism as a peaceful religion, but "that element has been systematically undermined over the last hundred years," says Anand Patwardhan, director of Reason and winner of the IDFA Award for Best Feature-Length Documentary. In this Doc Talk with IDFA's artistic director Orwa Nyrabia, Patwardhan sets the story straight on modern-day India, dispels several pervasive myths, and elaborates on the lingering effects of colonization.
Watch: Central Airport THF + Doc Talk
In Central Airport THF, filmmaker Karim Aïnouz follows the lives of refugees living in Berlin's Tempelhof airport. On November 16, Aïnouz spoke to Nicolas Rapold (Film Comment) about his decision to make a film on this re-purposed space of waiting, and the residents' love-hate relationship with it. Watch an excerpt of the Doc Talk below, and check out the full version here.
Island of the Hungry Ghosts wins Amsterdam Human Rights Award 2018
We are delighted to announce that Gabrielle Brady has won the Amsterdam Human Rights Award 2018 for Island Of The Hungry Ghosts. Presented by Amsterdam alderman Rutger Groot Wassink earlier today, Brady received this prestigious award at a ceremony in the Zuiderkerk.