Traces of Danniel Danniel
Danniel Danniel died on May 4th. The editor, director and screenwriter, born in Israel in 1950, will live on in his films and memories of the people he worked with and inspired. This set contains five documentaries of Danniel as a maker, editor and inspirator.
Danniel Danniel was important to IDFA as director and editor of documentaries screened at the festival, such as Arna's Children (2003), Forever (Heddy Honigmann, 2006), Soldier on the Roof (Esther Hertog, winner of the IDFA Award for Best First Appearance and IDFA Award for best Dutch Documentary) and Daan's Inheritance (Joris Postema, 2016).
For several years he was involved with the IDFAcademy Summer School, as a tutor and an inspiration. His collaboration led to several successful productions, among others the IDFA-documentaries Red Wedding by Guillaume Son (winner of the IDFA Award for Best Mid-Length Documentary in 2012) and I, Afrikaner (2013) by Annalet Steenkamp.
Photo by Nadine Maas: Danniel Danniel tutoring at the IDFAcademy Summer School.