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Davide Abbatescianni


402 articles available in total starting from 12/09/2017. Last article published on 29/10/2020.

IDFA announces its full 2020 programme

IDFA announces its full 2020 programme

The world’s largest documentary film festival has announced its opening film as well as the titles in its competitive and non-competitive strands  

29/10 | IDFA 2020

Review: Shadows

Review: Shadows

Carlo Lavagna’s second feature lacks punch and offers a largely predictable story  

27/10 | Rome 2020

Review: What Silent Gerda Knows

Review: What Silent Gerda Knows

Yevgeny Pashkevich’s new film offers a unique cinematic experience, although the final result is affected by its disorderly writing, simultaneously its strongest and weakest feature  

26/10 | Riga 2020

The Riga International Film Festival announces the winners of its seventh edition

The Riga International Film Festival announces the winners of its seventh edition

The festival, which took place in hybrid form from 15-25 October, saw the triumph of Ivan I Tverdovskiy’s drama Conference  

26/10 | Riga 2020 | Awards

Adriek van Nieuwenhuijzen and Yorinde Segal • Head of IDFA Industry and IDFA Industry Forum manager

Interview: Adriek van Nieuwenhuijzen and Yorinde Segal • Head of IDFA Industry and IDFA Industry Forum manager

“We feel a huge responsibility towards the filmmakers because now, more than ever, we need to exchange ideas”

We spoke to Adriek van Nieuwenhuijzen and Yorinde Segal, respectively head of IDFA Industry and IDFA Industry Forum manager, about the main changes for this year’s industry strands  

23/10 | IDFA 2020 | IDFA for Professionals

Producing non-English drama series at the centre of debate in Riga

Producing non-English drama series at the centre of debate in Riga

The inaugural edition of Magnetic Series, held during this year’s Riga IFF, provided an opportunity to discuss the opportunities and the future of non-English drama series  

21/10 | Riga 2020 | Magnetic Series

Review: Sisters Apart

Review: Sisters Apart

Daphne Charizani’s new feature tells of a young soldier’s desperate search for her sister, a Kurdish fighter battling ISIS  

20/10 | IndieCork 2020

IFTA awards the best productions and talents of the 2019/2020 season

IFTA awards the best productions and talents of the 2019/2020 season

After a one-year break and the subsequent reorganisation of the body, this year’s edition saw the triumph of Lance Daly's Black '47 and Lisa Barros D'Sa's Ordinary Day  

19/10 | Festivals | Awards | Ireland

The 65th Cork International Film Festival goes fully virtual

The 65th Cork International Film Festival goes fully virtual

Owing to the current restrictions, the Irish gathering will offer a full digital programme comprising 50 fiction features and documentaries, 14 programmes of shorts and several special events  

19/10 | Festivals | Awards | Ireland

The IndieCork Film Festival announces its award winners

The IndieCork Film Festival announces its award winners

This year’s edition (4-18 October), which saw Damian Mc Carthy’s Caveat emerge triumphant, was brought to a close by the awards ceremony, held online on 17 October  

19/10 | IndieCork 2020 | Awards

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