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IDFA 2018

Le Festival international du documentaire d'Amsterdam dévoile tout son programme

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- Kabul, City in the Wind a été choisi pour l'ouverture du grand événement européen ; la compétition internationale accueille 12 films ; 13 sont en en lice dans la section First Appearance

Le Festival international du documentaire d'Amsterdam dévoile tout son programme
The Border Fence de Nikolaus Geyrhalter

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The International Documentary Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) announced the full programme of its 31st edition, set to run from 14-25 November, at a press conference at De Balie yesterday.

In the festival's flagship selection, the Competition for Feature-length Documentary, there are 12 titles by established filmmakers, among them Nikolaus Geyrhalter's The Border Fence [+lire aussi :
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(Austria), Francesco Patierno's Camorra [+lire aussi :
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(Italy), Eszter Hajdú's Hungary 2018 [+lire aussi :
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(Hungary/Portugal), Victor Moreno's The Hidden City [+lire aussi :
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(Spain/France), Tomer Heymann's Jonathan Agassi Saved My Life [+lire aussi :
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(Israel/Germany), Bettina Perut and Iván Osnovikoff's Los Reyes [+lire aussi :
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(Chile/Germany), Van Brummelen & De Haan's Stones Have Laws [+lire aussi :
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(Netherlands/Suriname) and ‘Now something is slowly changing’ [+lire aussi :
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by mint film office (Netherlands). For the full line-up of this selection, click here.

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The festival will officially open with Kabul, City in the Wind [+lire aussi :
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, the first feature by Afghani filmmaker Aboozar Amini, a co-production between the Netherlands, Afghanistan, Japan and Germany, which follows a bus driver in the titular city and two young brothers whose soldier father has to leave for Iran. 

Amini's film is also part of the prestigious IDFA Competition for First Appearance, described as "a strong selection of movies from emerging filmmakers who gave it their all for their debut film". The section contains 13 titles, including six European productions or co-productions: Emmanuelle Bonmariage's Manu [+lire aussi :
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(Belgium), Nicole Vögele's Closing Time [+lire aussi :
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(Switzerland/Germany), Ewa Podgórska's Diagnosis [+lire aussi :
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(Poland), Sebastiano d'Ayala Valva's Giacinto Scelsi. The First Motion of the Immovable [+lire aussi :
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Eyad Aljarod's The Greatest Sacrifice (Syria/UK/Lebanon) and Eloy Domínguez Serén's Hamada (Sweden/Norway/Germany). For the full list, click here

In the Serialized focus programme, IDFA will experiment with the format of documentary series within a festival setting, with a line-up of five series encompassing both web documentaries and linear documentaries, including The Village by Claire Simon. Click here for the full line-up. 

The festival has also announced 11 titles in the Competition for Dutch Documentary (click here), as well as three DocLab selections that investigate the ways in which the digital revolution is influencing reality and documentary artists in every possible discipline: Digital Storytelling, Immersive Non-Fiction and DocLab Spotlight.

For the second time, the Amsterdam Human Rights Award will be given to one of the ten documentaries screening across the various sections which bring the theme of human rights to life with great cinematic power. Click here for more details.

Finally, the list of juries can be found here.

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