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International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA)

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    Review: Groundbreaking Perspective of Syrian Civil War Reveals Dire Situation In IDFA Opener 'Return to Homs'

    Talal Derki's "Return to Homs," which opened the 25th edition of the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam on Wednesday, is something of a revelation: It portrays the Syrian struggle from the inside.

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    IDFA Announces 2013 Selection: New Section Devoted to Voices from Southeast Asia

    International Documentary Film Festival (IDFA) has just unveiled their lineup of films to be shown at the 2013 edition of the cinematic gathering, which is set to occur from November 20 through December 1. Having received more than 3,000 submissions, the program will consist of a total of 288 titles...

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    So What Happens When You Make a Fake North Korean Propaganda Film?

    From consumerism to Columbus Day to celebrity culture, the film "Propaganda" slices open contemporary Western culture for its rewriting of history and its imperialist and corporatist policies.

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    IDFA Announces Line-Up: 'Gatekeepers,' 'My Afghanistan,' Docs on the Pink Panthers and Norwegian Massacre Included

    The International Documentary Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) has announced the line-up for its 2013 edition. The festival's competition for best feature-length documentary will show off 16 films, one of which will win a 12,500 Euro prize. Among the main competition films are Dror Moreh's look at ...

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    Kino Lorber Smooches IDFA/Sundance Selection 'Putin's Kiss' for North America

    In a prelude to the Sundance titles that will find Stateside distribution, Kino Lorber has picked up all North American rights to "Putin's Kiss" by Danish director Lise Birk Pedersen. The film had its world premiere at the recent International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, ...

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    Seung-Jun Yi On His IDFA Award Winning "Planet of Snail"

    Seung-Jun Yi's doc "Planet of Snail" was the big winner at the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA), taking the festival's top prize this past weekend.

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    Everything You Need to Know About This Year's IDFA

    The 2011 International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam wrapped its 24th edition last Friday with South Korea's "Planet of Snail" taking the top prize. Indiewire was on the scene in Amsterdam, reporting on the buzz titles and interviewing a crop of the hottest talent. Below find everything you ne...

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    "Planet of Snail" Takes Top IDFA Prize

    The International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) handed out its prizes Friday evening, with South Korean director Seung-Jun Yi’s "Planet of Snail" taking the Best Feature-Length Documentary prize. The Special Jury Award went to "5 Broken Cameras" (Palestine/Isr...

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    The Pitches That Get Documentaries Funded

    There are a few key factors in successfully pitching documentary projects. Doing it right puts filmmakers on the radars of some of the most important and influential decisionmakers; done badly and you risk leaving empty-handed.

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