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Doc Next Program and Workshop at IDFA 2011

Amsterdam, site of IDFA. Photo by indieWIRE.

The International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) and the European Cultural Foundation (ECF) will screen documentaries under the title Doc Next at IDFA 2011. "These DIY media makers have had no traditional schooling and use new, cheap media, online distribution, and innovative forms of storytelling to create an alternative vision of Europe's local heroes," said the organizations in a statement.

All Doc Next films are "personal reflections on everyday life in Europe: the crisis as seen through the eyes of Greek youth; nocturnal life in a London laundromat; and the neighbour keeping an eye on everyone and everything from his Warsaw kitchen window."

On November 20, the festival will feature a panel titled “Has the documentary industry passed its peak?”

Ten young filmmakers will also participate in the IDFAcademy, which will include a Doc Next workshop.

The documentaries will be screened before the main films at IDFA 2011, which will take place November 16 - 27.

For more information on Doc Next, go here.

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