International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA)

NAME OF FESTIVAL: International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam
SINCE: 1988
WHERE: Amsterdam, Netherlands
WEBSITE: www.idfa.nl/industry
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL: Since its launch in 1988 IDFA has been one of the world’s leading documentary film festivals, dedicated to the exhibition and promotion of ground-breaking creative documentaries.

La Chana by Lucija Stojevic

LA CHANA by Lucija Stojevic Wins IDFA Audience Award

La Chana by Lucija Stojevic has won the VPRO IDFA International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam Audience Award. La Chana is a portrait of flamenco queen ‘La Chana’, who returns to the stage after a 23-year absence.

Dead Slow Ahead

2016 IDFA to Present Themed Program Focusing on Slow Documentary

At the upcoming 2016 IDFA International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, the festival’s themed program The Quiet Eye will investigate slow documentary, presenting documentary projects that take as their starting point the experience of time in real life.

Sonita

Rooftop Films + IDFA To Present 3 Nights Of Documentary Film

Rooftop Films and International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA), the world’s largest documentary film festival, will present three nights of documentary screenings  in various locations across New York City from Wednesday, July 20 to Friday, July 22.

SONITA

‘Sonita” “Boudewijn de Groot – Come Closer ” Win Audience Awards at IDFA

Sonita by Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami is the winner of the IDFA Audience Award at the 2015 International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam. Sonita – which was made with support from the IDFA Bertha Fund – also won the IDFA DOC U Award. Boudewijn de Groot – Come Closer by Suzanne Raes took the IDFA Music Audience Award. Sonita, tells the story of 18-year-old Afghan Sonita Alizadeh, who lives illegally in Iran and dreams of a career […]

Don Juan Wins Best Feature-Length Documentary Award at 28th International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam

Don Juan Wins Best Feature-Length Documentary Award at 28th International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam

Jerzy Sladkowski’s Don Juan won the VPRO IDFA Award for Best Feature-Length Documentary and Ukrainian Sheriffs by Roman Bondarchuk won the IDFA Special Jury Award for Feature-Length Documentary at the 28th International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam IDFA award ceremony. The prize for the best Dutch documentary went to Ester Gould for A Strange Love Affair with Ego. The festival’s opening film A Family Affair by Tom Fassaert was awarded the IDFA Special Jury Award for […]

Filmmakers Thomas Vroege and Tom Fassaert Win Awards at 2015 IDFA

Filmmakers Thomas Vroege and Tom Fassaert Win Awards at 2015 IDFA

The 2015 IDFA International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam just officially opened with the screening of A Family Affair directed by Tom Fassaert (pictured above) and presented awards to filmmakers Thomas Vroege and Tom Fassaert. The 2015 Dutch Cultural Media Fund Documentary Award of €125,000 went to Thomas Vroege to fund his film plan for Theater of the Crowd, and Tom Fassaert, director of A Family Affair, received The Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds Documentary Award of €50,000. Theater of the […]