IDFA Forum Day 1

    This year, 24 projects in all stages of production will be pitched in an online setting to a diverse panel of experts and potential co-production partners. Additionally, 10 projects in rough cut stage will have an online presentation followed by a Q&A session with the moderator.

    14:00 Opening

    On Monday November 16, the following 10 projects will be presented:

    14:30 Al Haya Helwa (Life is Beautiful) (Norway)
    Director: Mohamed Jabaly
    Production: Kristine Ann Skaret for Stray Dog Productions Oslo AS 

    14:45 The Trans Syrian Express (Finland)
    Director: Alina Rudnitskaya
    Production: Pertti Veijalainen for Illume Ltd 

    15:00 Survival of the Richest (Netherlands, France)
    Director: Liz Mermin
    Production: Femke Wolting for Submarine and Christoph Jörg for Pumpernickel Films 

    15:15 Amalie's Shadow (Germany)
    Director: Esther Niemeier
    Production: Dirk Decker and Andrea Schütte for Tamtam Film 

    15:30 Kamay (Afghanistan)
    Directors: Shahrokh Bikaran and Ilyas Yourish
    Production: Shahrokh Bikaran andIlyas Yourish

    15:45 Break with catch up rooms

    16:45 Obsessed with Light (United States)
    Directors: Zeva Oelbaum and Sabine Krayenbühl  
    Production: Zeva Oelbaum and Sabine Krayenbühl for Between the Rivers Productions

    17:00 Germano Black Society (Brazil)
    Director: Everlane Moraes
    Production: Felipe Tomazelli for Trilha Mídia 

    17:15 The Driven Ones (Switzerland)
    Director: Piet Baumgartner
    Production: Sarah Born for Catpics Ltd 

    17:30 Letters from Ms. Iran (Iran)
    Directors: Farahnaz Sharifi and Leyla Rouhi
    Production: Farahnaz Sharifi and Leyla Rouhi 

    17:45 A Fugitive at Cannes (France) 
    Directors: Dimitri Kourtchine and Marie-Christine Malbert
    Production: Estelle Fialon for Films du Poisson

    18:00 Catch up rooms

    Moderators of this session are Ido Abram, Isabel Arrate, Fleur Knopperts and Margje de Koning.

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