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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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    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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