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    IDFA Announces Finalists For Their 2011 Awards

    The nominations for the various IDFA competition programs were announced tonight in Amsterdam.

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    IDFA: How 'Putin's Kiss' Embodies 'Pop-Doc'

    "Putin's Kiss," the first feature doc for Danish filmmaker Lise Birk Pedersen, attracted more than 300 people for its world premiere at IDFA. Judging by reactions, they were not disappointed.

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    How "Monastery" Director Pernille Rose Grønkjær Became a "Love Addict"

    After her hugely successful 2006 documentary, "The Monastery" (which won a major award at IDFA, screened in competition at Sundance and was nominated for an Indie Spirit Award), Pernille Rose Grønkjær took on a little-known epidemic: Love addiction.

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    IDFA's Ally Derks on the Rise of the Pop-doc

    As founder and head of the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, Ally Derks presides over one of the year's most anticipated annual nonfiction film events. Now in its 24th year and under way through next weekend, Derks has witnessed first-hand the rise, evolution and challenges of d...

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    Cinelan and IDFA Join Forces

    Film/video publisher Cinelan unveiled a multi-year collaboration with the International Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) over the weekend. The aim is to partner on their worldwide initiative, "Focus Forward - Short Films, Big Ideas," a series of "3-minute nonfiction films about the incr...

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    Indiewire Names 12 IDFA Premieres Likely to Hit U.S. Festivals in 2012

    The International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, now underway through Thanksgiving weekend has become the Cannes of nonfiction film events.

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    Here's 10 Docs That Everyone's Watching at IDFA This Weekend

    Everything from a pair of twin prostitutes to a man who has been blind and deaf since childhood are the subjects receiving a lot of attention.

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    A Doc Duo's Debut, 'Ballroom Dancer'

    The story of a champion dancer now struggling with an aging body and an intense anger management problem that keeps scaring off dance partners, "Ballroom Dancer" is accessible, charming and you'll see a lot of it on the festival circuit.

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    Nelleke Koop Wins Dutch Cultural Media Fund's Documentary Award

    The International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam has presented its Dutch Cultural Media Fund's Documentary Award to director Nelleke Koop for the realization of her film "Floating Bodies."

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    Mads Brügger on Radical Journalism and His Controversial IDFA Opener "The Ambassador"

    Opening the International Documentary Festival Amsterdam this evening, Mads Brügger's "The Ambassador" is certain to be one of the most discussed documentaries at the festival, as well as scores of documentary festivals to come.  Brügger's follow-up to his Sundance F...

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