IDFAcademy Results

Films that originated from one of IDFA's training and education programs (IDFAcademy, IDFAcademy Summer School, IDFA-Mediafonds Workshop and the Kids & Docs Workshop) receive the label IDFAcademy Results.

Eleven films developed in one of these workshops will be screening at IDFA in November. Of these, six have been selected for one of IDFA's competitions: Dream Empire, A Memory in Three Acts and Sealers are all screening in the IDFA Competition for First Appearance; A Quiet Place is screening in the IDFA Competition for Dutch Documentary; and Che! and Rocknrollers are both screening in the IDFA Competition for Kids & Docs.
Elsbeth Fraanje
Moving and funny, this film peeks into the world of a tough kid named Che, which has changed radically since his parents’ divorce.
Dream Empire
David Borenstein
A Chinese entrepreneur tries to stay afloat in China’s surreal property sector with an agency for foreign talent.
An Insignificant Man
Khushboo Ranka, Vinay Shukla
The spectacular rise of the Common Man’s Party. The party logo, a broom, symbolizes their battle against the political establishment in India.
A Memory in Three Acts
Inadelso Cossa
In a poetic tale, different people who were involved in the bloody struggle for independence in Mozambique tell their side of the story.
A Quiet Place
Sjoerd Oostrik
Three boys in a juvenile detention center try to survive as they grapple with themselves and the prison rules.
Daan Bol
A moving coming-of-age story about depression and the beneficial, healing effects of music and friendship.
Sealers - One Last Hunt
Gry Elisabeth Mortensen, Trude Berge Ottersen
A seasoned Norwegian skipper defies the decline in Norwegian seal hunting and sets off as usual on a treacherous journey through the ice...
Silent Wilderness
Mathijs Vleugels
A Belgian couple's unstinting search for their adopted son Tim, who disappeared without a trace at the age of 26.
Singing with Angry Bird
Hyewon Jee
A temperamental Korean opera singer leads a choir for children from the slums in the Indian city of Pune.
Welcome to the Heavenly Earth
Judith de Leeuw
Scenes from the life of a marvelous group of friends leading a parallel existence full of wonder, away from society.
Whose Country?
Mohamed Siam
Against the backdrop of revolution, Mohamed Siam gets to know an officer in Egypt’s feared police force.
IDFAcademy is supported by

Call for Entry: IDFA Bertha Fund December 22, 2016 | The IDFA Bertha Fund is looking for new creative documentary projects from developing countries for both its classic program and the IBF Europe distribution scheme.
Ally Derks receives Pioneer Award December 12, 2016 | Last Saturday, Ally Derks received a prestigious Pioneer Award from the International Documentary Association.
Open Call: Short Web Documentaries November 26, 2016 | IDFA and Jos de Putter from Deep Focus Web Documentaries invite entries for project proposals from talented (young) filmmakers.


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