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    Watch: Bye Bye Africa + Doc Talk

    "The real cinema, and the real stories, are on the set between people,” noted Bye Bye Africa director Mahamat Saleh Haroun at our November 16th screening and Doc Talk. Watch an excerpt of the Talk below, and hear more about how the acclaimed director approaches the art of documentary filmmaking.

    Program changes & extra screenings

    Sometimes screening times change unexpectedly during the festival or additional performances are added. View the most recent changes per day!

    Watch: Amos Gitai Filmmaker Talk

    On November 16, we screened Amos Gitai's new film Letter to a Friend in Gaza. Afterward, the celebrated filmmaker gave a moving Talk on themes including conflict, history, and of course, filmmaking. Watch an excerpt of this special IDFA Talk below.

    Space Odyssey

    • Festival
    • November 16, 2018
    • Geoffrey Macnab

    It’s ‘space’ – but not as we know it. One of IDFA’s most inventive conceptual sidebars this year looks at the use of space in documentary filmmaking. Geoffrey Macnab boldly goes where no IDFA reporter has been before.

    Me, myself and IDFA

    • Festival
    • November 15, 2018
    • Geoffrey Macnab

    IDFA looks inward with its program Me, full of documentaries in which filmmakers contemplate their own lives – and point their cameras at themselves. Geoffrey Macnab gets the inside story from programmer Laura van Halsema.

    31st IDFA opens in Carré with Dutch Foreign Trade Minister Sigrid Kaag

    The 31st IDFA has just officially been opened by Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation Sigrid Kaag in Koninklijk Theater Carré with Aboozar Amini’s film Kabul, City in the Wind.

    Interview with Aboozar Amini, director of IDFA 2018 opening film Kabul, City in the Wind

    • Festival
    • November 14, 2018
    • Melanie Goodfellow

    Dutch-Afghan director Aboozar Amini’s IDFA opening film Kabul, City in the Wind, world premiering at the festival, was shot across the Afghan capital over three years from 2015, one of the deadliest periods in the country’s recent history. But viewers don’t see a single frame of violence on the big screen.

    Rijksmuseum curators to present four IDFA films at EYE

    On November 20, head to EYE Cinema 1 for four IDFA films hand-picked by Rijksmuseum curators, with in-depth introductions beforehand.

    Here we go again: it's IDFA time!

    Are you ready to run between film screenings, talks, meetings, and parties faster than you do anywhere else? Are you ready to grab a falafel from the corner because the day is too short for a slow meal? Are you ready to do more in one day that you’d usually do in three? Well, we’ve made sure, again, that your time will be intense, inspiring, and beneficial. You won’t manage to be everywhere at the same time, but c’est la vie!

    Anagram on DocLab: Humanoid Cookbook

    • Festival
    • November 13, 2018
    • Amy Rose & May Abdalla

    Amy Rose & May Abdalla are the core of Anagram, an award-winning creative collective who make immersive experiences that bring together innovative digital interaction and stories told from real life. They wrote this article on this year's DocLab theme.

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