IDFAcademy harvest at IDFA 2020

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    This year, five films developed at our talent development programs made it into the official festival selection, including the festival's opening film. IDFAcademy is supported by Dioraphte, VEVAM, Creative Europe Media, and Videoland.

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    5 Houses

    • Bruno Gularte Barreto
    • 2020

      Twenty years after he left his hometown in the south of Brazil, a filmmaker returns. His portraits of five local people reawaken painful memories. A bitter yet tender look at the past.

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      The Earth Is Blue as an Orange

      • Iryna Tsilyk
      • 2020

        With bombs falling all around their home in Ukraine, Anna and her four children manage to keep the chaos of war at bay by making a film about their experiences.

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        Nothing but the Sun

        • Arami Ullón
        • 2020

          For years, Mateo Sobode Chiqueno has been visiting Ayoreo communities in Paraguay with an antique cassette recorder to register conversations, stories, and songs of his people. This heritage contains the poignant testimonies of a disappearing culture.

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          Once Upon a Time in Venezuela

          • Anabel Rodríguez
          • 2020

            A Venezuelan fishing community on Lake Maracaibo struggles with the decline brought about by oil pollution, political division, and neglect—a situation that reflects the deplorable state of the country as a whole.

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            This Rain Will Never Stop

            • Alina Gorlova
            • 2020

              While navigating the human toll of armed conflict, war refugee and Red Cross volunteer Andriy tries to secure a sustainable future. A striking cinematographic account of the devastating impact of war.

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