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International Documentary Fest Amsterdam Unveils 2011 Slate

An image from Mads Brügger's "The Ambassador." [Image courtesy of IDFA]

The 2011 edition of the International Documentary Festival Amsterdam has announced its lineup for its festival, set for November 16-27.

As part of its 2011 events, the festival will have a special sidebar recognizing documentary cinema from Brazil and will honor "The Interrupters" director Steve James with a special award and the screening of his documentary top 10 as well as a number of his own films.

This year's lineup includes work from Brazilian auteur Eduardo Coutinho, Werner Herzog, and "Red Chapel" director Mads Brügger.

For the complete lineup of films for the 2011 edition, visit the IDFA website here.

The festival includes several cash awards for the films it screens, including an audience award and a new director award, which both carry a cash prize of 5,000 Euros. The films vying for the IDFA Prize for Feature Documentary, which comes with a 12,500 Euro prize, are:

"5 Broken Cameras" by Emad Burnat and Guy Davidi (Palestine/France/Israel)
"The Ambassador" by Mads Brügger (Denmark)
"About Canto" by Ramon Gieling (the Netherlands)
"Bad Weather" by Giovanni Giommi (Germany/UK)
"Bayou Blue" by Alix Lambert and David McMahon (USA)
"Cinema Jenin" by Marcus Vetter (Germany)
"Five Star Existence" by Sonja Lindén (Finland)
"Gozaran / Time Passing" by Frank Scheffer (the Netherlands/Germany)
"Into the Abyss" by Werner Herzog (Germany/UK/USA)
"Mama Illegal" by Ed Moschitz (Austria)
"Pink Ribbons Inc." by Léa Pool (Canada)
"Planet of Snail" by Seung-Jun Yi (South Korea)
"Putin’s Kiss" by Lise Birk Pedersen (Denmark)
"Six Million and One" by David Fisher (Israel)
"Songs" by Eduardo Coutinho (Brazil)
"They Call it Myanmar – Lifting the Curtain" by Robert H. Lieberman (USA)

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