By Indiewire | Indiewire November 22, 2006 at 4:54AM
Considered the leading international documentary festival, Amsterdam's 19th annual IDFA will kick off Thursday, November 23rd with Dutch filmmaker Jiska Rickels' first feature-length film "4 Elements." The film is one of 18 documentaries set for IDFA's Joris Ivens Competition. The complete lineup for both competitions were published last month in indieWIRE. Other IFDA plans include a showcase of work from China and doc director Alan Berliner presenting ten favorites at this year's festival, while the event will also screen a number of his films. The festival will continue through December 3rd in the Dutch city, while the IDFA Forum, the largest international documentary co-financing market, will run from November 27 - 29 during the festival. indieWIRE will be on the scene covering this year's IDFA in Amsterdam.