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    Volunteers wanted for IDFA 2018

    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 2018?

    Melkweg x IDFA: Talent Talks

    Een avond waarbij een jonge documentairemaker uit de IDFA-stal, in gesprek gaat met een jonge kunstenaar die exposeert in Melkweg Expo. 

    Tolhuistuin x IDFA: Kiki

    Watching movies under the starry skies for a summer experience, that is also possible this summer at the Tolhuistuin. On 23 August the IDFA documentary Kiki by Sara Jordenö will be screened outside. 

    IDFA Special: Putin’s Witnesses ​

    IDFA organizes a special preview of Putin's Witnesses in Pathé Tuschinski on Thursday 20 September. A fascinating account of the very first year of Putin's presidency by director Vitaly Mansky. This film will also be screened during IDFA 2018.

    IDFA awards new filmmakers at DocMontevideo & Durban FilmMart

    IDFA travels to festivals around the world to see inspiring new film projects and meet new makers. The last few years IDFA encourages filmmakers from around the globe by awarding the most promising projects. Winners get the opportunity to visit IDFA and meet other film professionals to get inspiration and expand their network. Here's our selection of the winners...

    Five IDFA documentaries at the open air cinema at Humanity House

    Every Thursday in August Humanity House in The Hague screens IDFA documentaries in their very own open air cinema. Underneath a warm blanket and with bite to eat and some drinks you can watch successful films from last year’s festival. 

    IDFA 2018: What you should know!

    In July, IDFA’s Artistic Director Orwa Nyrabia and the Program team held a special event at which they announced several elements of IDFA’s new program structure. Fewer films in total, with only 12 films in each competition category make it clear that IDFA plans to be even more selective in its programming, raising the profile of each film premiering at the festival. The 31st edition of IDFA, the world's leading documentary festival, takes place from November 14 to 25.   A plan to boost the profile of the festival’s launchpad competition for new talent, First Appearance, was also announced. Whereas this competition previously welcomed first and second films, it will now be open to first films only, and these will be assessed by a jury of renowned professionals. Issues of gender and geography lie at the heart of the plan presented: both younger and more experienced advisors and selectors from around the world are being added to IDFA’s proven programming team. The Artistic Director pledged that IDFA will publish an annual diversity report and will ensure that its efforts – or shortcomings – in terms of inclusivity are transparent, accountable and useful to the global documentary film community.  

    15 new documentaries receive support from IBF

    The Fund is thrilled to present the results of its May 2018 selection round of the IBF Classic program for development and production of documentaries, and the IBF Europe funding scheme for international co-productions.

    Documentaries in the open air: IDFA by Night July 10-20

    Pakhuis de Zwijger is closing the cultural season with a series of open air screenings: ten brilliant documentaries from the IDFA-program. The screenings take place at the square in front of Pakhuis de Zwijger (Piet Heinkade 179, Amsterdam). The movies start at around 10 pm, entrance is free. English subtitles, or English spoken.

    In support of Oleg Sentsov

    On Saturday June 23 members of the Ukrainian diaspora and art and film communities in the Netherlands will gather on Museumplein in Amsterdam to raise awareness about the plight of Ukrainian political prisoner and award-winning filmmaker Oleg Sentsov. They will demand that the government of the Russian Federation release him and other illegitimately detained Ukrainian political prisoners. 

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