November 25-26, 2013

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November 25-26, 2013
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TUE 26 NOV
Katerina Cizek and Daniel Cross, co-founder of EyeSteelFilm,
pay tribute to Peter Wintonick at the Kroon on Sunday.
photo: Felix Kalkman
Remembering Peter
Friends of Peter Wintonick gathered at the Kroon on Sunday
afternoon to remember his life and work. Filmmaker Katerina
Cizek spoke movingly about the great man’s last moments.
“He was really Peter, right until the end. I feel really blessed.
Many people were there in Montreal; it’s almost like he threw
his last party for himself. At first he was in a semi-conscious
state where he wasn’t speaking anymore. He was aware of
light, he was aware of voices, he was aware of touch, and it was
a really special time to just be with Peter in a different kind of
way, just sitting with him and feeling his energy. And then on
the last night he did wake up and he had an incredible party
with his daughter and his wife – he got married. His daughter
Mira said he threw the best damn death-bed dance party
anybody could ever do. He listened to music. He snapped his
fingers. He clapped. It was a really, really special time.
Hitchcock doc
An Alfred Hitchcock movie that has lain largely
unseen for more than half a century is being
restored in its entirety and will be released in
early 2015 to mark the 70th anniversary of the
liberation of Europe in 1945.
Accompanying its restoration, a new feature
doc Night Will Fall (on Cinephil’s slate) will tell
the remarkable story behind the film, which
deals with the liberation of Belsen concentration camp in 1945 and had the working title
Memories of the Camps.
André Singer (executive producer of The Act
of Killing) is directing Night Will Fall with
renowned British director Stephen Frears as
directorial advisor and Richard Melman an
exec producer. “Hitchcock’s film was never
finished. The big question is, why wasn’t it
finished? Why did the Brits put so much money
into the film and suddenly say, ‘No, we don’t
want it anymore,’” comments Cinephil boss
Philippa Kowarsky.
Hitchcock’s documentary, billed by one
observer as “one of the most important films
on the concentration camp and Holocaust ever
made,” was shelved by the British government
after the war, reportedly because it was felt to
be “unsuitable to the bridge-building mood
towards Germany.”
A researcher found a copy of the film in the
Imperial War Museum in London in the
1980s. This was shown in a patchy and incom-
One thing about Peter was anybody who had the chance to
be on a road trip with him knew he had this innate sense
of orientation. The guy knew due North, and I mean that
geographically, and he knew it politically. He had a sense of
justice and he had a sense of spirituality. He always had this
perfect internal compass, right until the last minute. He had
this sense of humour and a deep connection with anybody
that came into that room. He left it until the last defining
moment with pure, pure joy.” NC
Strong showing
plete version on US TV. Now the film is being
painstakingly restored and completed.
The original film was produced by Sidney Bernstein. It includes grim footage of Bergen-Belsen
and other Nazi death camps. Hitchcock was
enlisted by Bernstein to order the material. He
was working with a production team including
renowned editor Stewart McAllister and politician Richard Crossman. Actor Trevor Howard
narrated the doc. Channel 4 in the UK is
expected to screen both the original Hitchcock
doc and Singer’s film about it. Here at IDFA, Cinephil has three titles screening in official selection: Putin’s Games by
Alexander Gentelev, Ukraine Is Not A Brothel by
Kitty Green and Mission Congo by Lara Zizic
and David Turner.
Cinephil recently closed an Italian deal on
Ukraine Is Not A Brothel with I Wonder.
The company also recently picked up Cecilia
Peck’s new doc Brave Miss World, about the traumatic experiences of Miss World 1998, Linor
Abargil, who was attacked and raped weeks
before she was crowned. Abargil, an outspoken
advocate for women’s rights, has now turned to
Orthodox Judaism.
The company is working again with Gentelev on
his next project, Raiders, about the phenomenon
in Putin’s Russia of houses, businesses, factories
and private land being taken over by “raiders”
without compensation. Geoffrey Macnab
The 21st edition of the Forum co-financing event
kicks off on Monday with a particularly strong
showing from China, the United States and
Scandinavia. By Melanie Goodfellow
From the US, Lisa Immordino Vreeland, director of the hit bio-doc Diana Vreeland: The
Eye has to Travel, will unveil Peggy Guggenheim
– Art Addict and Dan Rybicky and Aaron
Wickenden will present their on-going project
Almost There, revolving around octogenarian
outsider artist Peter Anton. The Yes Men –
aka Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonanno –
will screen excerpts from their upcoming The
Yes Men are Revolting, following their activist
exploits from 2009 to 2013, in the work-inprogress selection. In total, ten US projects
will be presented across the Forum. “We always get a lot of American submissions
but this year the offering was particularly
strong. It was hard making the selection but
we can’t take them all because we’re striving
for diversity,” comments IDFA industry chief
Adriek van Nieuwenhuyzen who oversees the
Forum. A total of 50 projects from across the
globe will be presented at the three-day event.
Chinese projects including prolific documentary maker Zanbo Zhang’s epic on-going
project The Road, capturing the impact of his
country’s rapid urban expansion on ordinary
people. Van Nieuwenhuyzen discovered
the project, alongside Jianxin Wu’s similarly themed My Home Was My Castle, at the
CNEX Chinese Documentary Forum in
September. “It’s the second year I’ve attended,” she comments. “The region is extremely
interesting at the moment. There’s a lot of
development in terms of documentary infrastructure and knowledge. They’re really trying
to connect with us and I think it’s important
to connect with them. It’s more interesting to
have filmmakers from that part of the world
telling their stories, rather than outsiders.”
Closer to home, Van Nieuwenhuyzen notes
that the Scandinavian presence is strong.
Projects from the area include Pietra Brettkelly’s Flickering Timebomb, about efforts to save
Afghanistan’s film archives, and Putin’s Kiss director Lise Birk-Pedersen’s School of Democracy
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about Italian comedian Beppe Grillo’s popular
political movement, Movimento. “We’re also
happy to have back home-grown talent Ilse
and Femke Velzen with A Haunting History,”
adds Van Nieuwenhuyzen, referring to their
portrait of a Sudanese lawyer who wants to
erect a memorial to a massacre he survived as
a child.
Other Forum developments include the
launch of a new section, Docs4Cinema Meetings, aimed at documentaries made specifically for the cinema screen. “The aim is to help
cinematic projects with bigger budgets find a
co-producer,” says Van Nieuwenhuyzen. The
inaugural three projects include bio-doc The
David Millar Project, Patricio Guzman’s The
Pearl Button, sold by Pyramide International,
and A Syrian Love Story, the latest work by
Sean McAllister after The Reluctant Revolutionary.
As in previous years, other specialist Forum
strands will focus on Crossmedia and Arts
and Culture. The Crossmedia selection is
also strong this year. Mahyad Tousi, CEO
of Brooklyn-based BoomGen Studios, will
present Baghdad Station, an interactive
graphic novel revolving around the impact
of WWI on the Middle East. Also focusing
on the region, Syrian Rami Farah will unveil
On Screen. Off Record., produced by Parisbased Honkytonk Films. Upian, the company
behind last year’s DocLab winner Alma, will
kick-off financing on Canadian Brett Gaylor’s
Do Not Track, exploring the issue of internet
tracking and privacy. n
Storm
warning
Mexican filmmaker Tatiana Huezo and
producer Nicolás Celis, the team behind the
award-winning The Tiniest Place, are developing a new documentary entitled The Tempest
(La Tempestad), a road movie about a woman
returning home after a spell in jail. The film
was inspired by the tale of a long-time friend of
Huezo, who was wrongly arrested on charges
of human trafficking and held in a notorious
maximum security jail in northern Mexico,
alongside drug dealers and crime kingpins, for
nine months before being released.
“It’s a road trip movie, following her journey
Nicolás Celis
photo: Nadine Maas
back home on the bus from the northern Mexican border with the US back to Cancun in the
south,” says 27-year-old Celis of Mexico Citybased Pimienta Films. “It will be very subjective.
You won’t see the main character. We recreate
the trip she made back home, the places where
she stopped and the people she met – migrants
going in the opposite direction… You won’t see
her face … but there will be a voiceover as she
recounts her impressions, experiences in jail,
feelings of being an outsider ... before, she was
an immigration officer, but she now has lost her
job.”
Dogwoof deals
Here at IDFA, Dogwoof Global (the sales arm of leading Brit doc
distributor Dogwoof ) has announced some eye-catching theatrical deals
on its IDFA titles. InRealLife by Beeban Kidron has gone to KinoSmith
Ltd, Canada and Vendetta, Australia while Dangerous Acts by Madeleine
Sackler has been sold to KinoSmith, Canada.
Both films are currently in selection at IDFA. The deals were brokered
by Ana Vicente, Head of Theatrical Sales at Dogwoof Global with Robin
Smith, President, KinoSmith Ltd and Jill McNab of Vendetta Films.
InRealLife by Beeban Kidron (Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason), a Sky
Atlantic / BFI funded feature, takes us on a journey from the bedrooms
of British teenagers to the world of Silicon Valley to find out what exactly the internet is doing to our children. “InRealLife is a film all parents
or educators of teenagers should watch. We are delighted the film will
reach audiences in Canada and Australia from quality specialist distributors like KinoSmith and Vendetta Films,” comments Dogwoof Global’s
Ana Vicente. “We’re really excited to bring InRealLife to audiences in
Docs for Sale
Most viewed at Docs for Sale (as at 4 pm
Sunday 24 November) :
1. #chicagoGirl – The Social Network
Takes on a Dictator
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2. Return to Homs
26
Farewell to Hollywood
26
3. Ai Weiwei The Fake Case
24
Ne Me Quitte Pas
24
4. Putin’s Games
21
Coach Zoran and His African Tigers 21
5. I, Afrikaner
20
6. Ana Ana
19
Alphabet
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The Human Experiment
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7. Kismet
18
Ukraine is Not a Brothel
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8. A Letter to Nelson Mandela
17
Ecopolis China
17
Twin Sisters
17
Sepideh – Reaching for the Stars 17
9. Putin’s Olympic Dream
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Killing Time
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Australia and New Zealand. It’s a culturally significant documentary
that is compelling and a little alarming, and a film we think every teen
and parent would benefit from watching,” stated Jill McNab of Vendetta
Films.
Dangerous Acts by Madeleine Sackler, produced by Andrea Meditch, is a
personal account of the dictatorship in Belarus. Seen through the eyes of
the dissident theatre group The Belarus Free Theatre (whose supporters include Jude Law and Tom Stoppard), the film features smuggled
footage from hidden cameras as well as interviews with members of the
group. Dangerous Acts is slated for a HBO Documentary summer slot in
2014. “Dangerous Acts is a very important film and paints a vivid portrait
of how art can be used as an act of protest. We’re thrilled to be working
on this film in Canada and excited to bring this potent documentary
to an audience hungry for stories where art can be used as a tool in the
fight for human rights,” says Robin Smith, President, KinoSmith Ltd, in
a prepared statement. Geoffrey Macnab
Spreading the love
Distrify and the Scottish Documentary Institute
(SDI) are partnering a new film gifting scheme,
Pay It Forward, which allows people to see films
for free thanks to gifts from friends or strangers.
Details of the initiative were announced by Ben
Kempas, Producer of Marketing and Distribution at the SDI, at a whisky tasting party at
IDFA on Saturday night.
The new initiative is a continuation of the online
distributor’s ‘portable fundraiser’ project – a
collaboration with the SDI with backing from
Nesta. The gifting scheme is being launched
with the online release of feature doc Future My
Love, directed by Maja Borg. Developed in close
partnership with the SDI, Pay It Forward works
as a “gift economy.” When viewers watch a film
and want to share it with others, they can pay
a small fee and forward the link in the form of
a voucher. Viewers may buy vouchers for one
or more people, or even an open invitation for
viewers around the world to see the film. The
aim is to take advantage of Distrify’s online film
distribution service and thereby allow docs to be
seen far more widely.
The Pay It Forward concept reflects the ‘big
thinking’ themes explored in Future My Love,
which considers an alternative culture to the
current buy-and-consume economic system. In
her documentary/road movie, Borg explores a
radically different economic and social model
proposed by 95-year-old futurist Jacque Fresco –
a ‘Resource-based Economy’ where every person
on the planet would have enough to live without
using money or debt – a free society based on
the ‘intelligent application’ of technology. “This
is the first time the Pay-it-Forward concept has
been used for film distribution. We are excited
about all the possibilities for filmmakers to
increase awareness and reach for their films.
Often film fans want to share their love of a film
by asking others to watch it, and thanks to the
new Pay It Forward function, they can give the
film to anyone, even people they don’t know,”
comments Peter Gerard, CEO of Distrify. “This
kind of distribution will be particularly useful for
documentary films related to a campaign or issue
where the fans want to spread the film’s message
as widely as possible.” Geoffrey Macnab
In the backdrop, the film will aim to capture the
air of insecurity that pervades parts of Mexico,
showing the military on the roads, migrants
being pulled from buses and forced to sing the
Mexican national anthem to prove they are
really citizens, and the sporadic violence that can
unexpectedly break out. Huezo and Celis have already mapped-out the
trip and are now looking for finance and coproduction partners. “We’re coming to the end
of development. We’ve already shot a few images
and prepared a trailer,” says Celis. “Tatiana is
meticulous when it comes to the details. She
always plans everything … now we need the
finance to shoot.” Celis, who works mainly in
fiction (his most recent credits include Amat
Escalante’s Heli which he line produced) is at
IDFA as part of a delegation of six producers
brought over to the festival by the Mexican
Film Institute (IMCINE). He and Huezo first
worked together on the latter’s award-winning
The Tiniest Place, about the rebuilding of a
remote El Salvador village after its destruction in
the civil war of the 1980s. The film, which was
handled internationally by Dekkart, was well
received by critics and picked up several awards.
Huezo made the film under the First Feature
programme of Mexico’s top film school the Centro de Capacitacion Cinematografica (CCC).“It
was my first documentary production. I was
bought in as an external producer,” says Celis.
“Two weeks before shooting the director of La
Vida Loca was shot dead in El Salvador,” Celis
continues. “But we had a good relationship and
built a safe environment to work in. Through
the experience, we became good friends and
kind of family.” Melanie Goodfellow
Ana Ana
picked up
Ana Ana, the documentary feature by
Corinne van Egeraat and Petr Lom, has
been sold to Women Make Movies, the
US company which supports women
filmmakers. The film, a world premiere
at IDFA 2013 in the Competition
for Dutch Documentary, is handled
internationally by NPO. The deal was
agreed over the weekend at an IDFA
lunch hosted by EYE International.
Billed as “a cinematic poem,” Ana Ana
invites four young Egyptian women to
share their personal experiences of the
Egyptian revolution of 2011 and its
aftermath. The film is being released in
the Netherlands by Cinema Delicatessen
in the spring of 2014. GM
Taskovsi 10th
Sales agent Taskovski, celebrating its 10th
anniversary, is ramping up its slate. The
company has just taken international
rights on A Fragile Trust: Plagiarism,
Power, and Jayson Blair at the New York
Times. The film, which screened in Sheffield, tells the story of journalist Jayson
Blair and of how his plagiarized articles
unleashed a massive scandal that rocked
the New York Times, in what publisher
Arthur Sulzburger dubbed a “low-point
in the 152-year history of the paper.” GM
Worldview
South African filmmaker Ryley
Grunenwald has won the £5,000 IDFA
Worldview Award for her project The
Shore Break about a young woman in
conflict with her cousin who wants to
build enormous titanium mines and
motorways on their ancestral lands.
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In 2003, two babies were found in a cardboard box in a Chinese village
and adopted to two different corners of the world. Their sisterhood was
meant to be kept secret. However, destiny had other plans…
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Al Jazeera America hits the Forum
There’s a new commissioning kid on the block
this year at the Forum: the Al Jazeera America
channel, which went live at the end of August.
Veteran producer Cynthia Kane will be attending the co-financing event this year in her new
guise as senior producer for documentary at
the channel. “I was offered the job in February, started in May, hit the ground running
and haven’t stopped running since … it’s been
incredibly exciting,” says Kane, who was previously senior programming manager at ITVS and
before that worked at the Sundance Channel,
where she helped create ‘Doc Day’.
“We’re the newest member of the Al Jazeera
family. We’re essentially a regional channel
aimed at the United States. At the moment,
we’re available in 55 million homes,” explains
the producer. The channel’s central documentary strand is Al Jazeera America Presents, which
runs on a Sunday evening at 9 pm. It kicked off
its first season at the end of August with Michael
Madsen’s nuclear waste exposé Into Eternity,
which was presented at the Forum in 2007 and
screened at IDFA in 2011.
Other docs playing on the strand over the
autumn include Google and the World Brain,
Skydancer, Words of Witness, Do the Math,
Burdrus, Head Games and Comic Books Go To
War. “We’re looking for documentaries that
prompt conversation, discussion and debate,”
she says. “Because we’re a news channel, we’re
able to do interviews with filmmakers, related
experts and show clips of the documentary in
Autlook
pickups
Voracious sales outfit Autlook has
taken international rights to IDFA
Forum title School of Democracy. “A
visionary producer like Lise LenseMøller (Magic Hour Films) combined
with award winning director Lise
Birk-Pedersen (Putin’s Kiss), is reason
enough to enter a project, but School
of Democracy has such an important,
multi-layered and gripping story, we
felt compelled to come on board,”
commented Autlook’s TV sales Director Andrea Hock. School of Democracy
is about Italian comedian Beppe Grillo
whose protest movement won 25%
of the vote in the Italian elections in
early 2013. Grillo sent 163 inexperienced citizens into parliament. The
makers follow Grillo and his group as
they enter the heart of Italian politics.
Can they reinvent democracy? What
happens when ideals meet political
reality? These are among the questions
the doc will ask.
Autlook is also handling another
IDFA Forum project, Art and Craft,
which follows a prolific forger of
European masters from Picasso to
Monet, who donates his work to
museums rather than selling it. The
story has been covered by newspapers
around the world. Directed by Sam
Cullman & Jennifer Grausman (If A
Tree Falls, The House I Live In, Pressure
Cooker), the project has already been
pre-sold widely. DR, SVT, ORF and
Channel 8 are among the partners
already aboard the film, which has
also received backing from the Tribeca
Fund. Geoffrey Macnab
Cynthia Kane (left) with the Forum’s
Adriek van Nieuwenhuyzen
photo: Corinne de Korver
the news shows leading up to the film. It helps
drive viewers and also makes more of an event
around the work.”
For its inaugural, autumn season, Al Jazeera
Presents has revolved around single, standalone documentaries but the show will include
issue-based series next year. “In 2014, once a
season we’ll have a tent-pole docu series – so a
three or four-part series about a specific issue
– and in between we’ll have carefully curated
single docs. The series will essentially be
commissions and the single docs will be a com-
bination of acquisitions and co-productions,”
explains Kane.
“The first series we’re rolling out in February
will be about the US-Mexican border. It will
talk about documented versus undocumented
people. It should be very controversial. It’s very
innovative in its form. Around that, our other
nightly news programmes will also talk about
related topics, such as immigration,” she adds.
Other subjects the channel plans to tackle
next year include the US justice and education
systems. Melanie Goodfellow
Playing with reality “As of tomorrow, I’ll have a new job. I was
a director and now I’m going to be a games
master,” says French journalist and filmmaker
David Dufresne, speaking on the eve of the
launch of his ambitious video game documentary Fort McMoney.
Revolving around the Canadian boomtown of
Fort McMurray and the exploitation of the surrounding Athabasca oil sands, Fort McMoney is a
SimCity-style documentary game in which players
explore the city, control its future development
and are set tasks like attempting to gain access to
its high security oil fields. “The players can decide
to keep developing the fields – which would be
a triumph for capitalism – or they can decide to
shut down the field, save the environment but
also create a bunch of social problems. The idea is
to create a debate,” says Dufresne.
The work – one of the contenders in DocLab’s
competition for Digital Documentary Storytelling this year – goes live on Monday while
Dufresne is at IDFA. The interactive filmmaker
previously broke web documentary ground
with Prison Valley, revolving around a Colorado town which is home to 13 prisons. The
award-winning, interactive work was accessed
by some 800,000 users. “With Fort McMoney,
I wanted to go further than we did with Prison
Valley. Like Prison Valley, it is set in a town
dominated by one activity; but whereas Prison
Valley was an interactive documentary which
used video game codes, this is a video game
documentary. There’s a big difference.” It was
photographer Philippe Brault, Dufresne’s collaborator on Prison Valley, who first proposed
the idea of exploring Fort McMurray. “He
had heard about workers who were heading
north. At the beginning I wasn’t convinced. It
was only once I was there that I realised how
amazing it was as a place – the empty, white,
Fargo-esque landscape,” says Dufresne. “The
city of Fort McMurray itself is a microcosm of
the world. There are extremes of wealth and
poverty – people living in million-dollar houses
and people homeless on the streets or forced
to live in hostels,” he adds. In the company of
Brault and production assistant Claudie Gravel,
Dufresne shot for 60 days over two winters in
the region. “When you’re making something
interactive, you need to shoot a lot more than
when you’re making a linear production …
sometimes you have to shoot things which are
not interesting visually but are essential for
the immersive experience,” explains Dufresne.
“You have to be several things at once: director,
games developer.” Melanie Goodfellow
Rebuilding
the past
Cambodian director Rithy Panh is best
known internationally for his deeply
personal works exploring the murderous legacy of the violent Communist
Khmer Rouge, such as his recent The
Missing Picture which won Un Certain
Regard at Cannes this year.
Behind the scenes, he is also the driving force behind the reconstruction
of Cambodia’s film industry and audiovisual memory, which was destroyed
by that regime. “You can’t construct a
democracy without a memory, without
culture … people rarely make this
link, but it’s essential. Culture enables
people to reflect on the past and what
they can do for a better world,” says
the filmmaker, who is being feted at
IDFA this year with a retrospective and
also selected the Top 10.
Part of this process has been the foundation of the Bophana Audiovisual
Resource Centre in the Cambodian
capital of Phnom Penh, aimed at
rebuilding the country’s audiovisual
memory through the retrieval and restoration of old films, radio broadcasts,
personal photos, videos and newsreel.
“One of our biggest challenges at the
moment is digitising the archive before
it deteriorates too much,” says Panh.
“We don’t just work with images, but
also sound. For example, there were
some 500 traditional songs when I was
a child, but this heritage is slowly dying. We’ve started collecting songs and
have made two CDs to date.” Beyond
its conservation work, the centre also
organises travelling screenings, two
film festivals and trains and funds
young filmmakers.
The Bophana-backed Cambodia
International Film Festival kicks off
next week, featuring international titles
such as a Mich Medvedoff ’s The Wife
Master and Jacco Groen’s Lilet Never
Happened, alongside ground-breaking
Cambodian first feature Gems on the
Run by Vissal Sok.
“People have forgotten what it means
to watch a film on the big screen …
we’re trying to encourage cinemagoing again,” says Panh. “We trying to
build a new generation of cinephiles.
Connected to that, we’re trying create
a film industry hub, partly by encouraging foreign productions, partly
by financing local productions,” says
Panh.
Two Bophana-backed projects are at
IDFA this year. Kavich Neang’s Where
I Go about a mixed-race boy, born out
of a brief liaison between his Cambodian mother and a Cameroonian
UN soldier, screens in the Emerging
Voices from Southeast Asia sidebar.
The centre also backed Guillaume
Suon’s project The Storm Makers,
which is being presented in the IDFA
Bertha Fund Project Factory taking place during the festival. It has
also just launched the participatory
social justice project One Dollar– see
www.onedollar.bophana.org – calling on filmmakers to submit short
films revolving around what it means
to work for one dollar per day. The
deadline for submission is December
31, 2014. Melanie Goodfellow
David Dufresne
photo: Corinne de Korver
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Heddy days
How does it feel to be a ‘living legend?’ Heddy
Honigmann ponders the question. It’s been a few
days now since IDFA conferred its Living Legend
Award on her (along with a prize of €5,000), on the
opening night. By Geoffrey Macnab
Yes, Honigmann was utterly delighted at
the honour. “It’s not because of the title.
It’s because of the recognition from IDFA.
IDFA for me is my house, my home…” the
Peruvian-born Dutch doc director reflects. She
felt “a bath of warmth” as she went on stage to
embrace festival director Ally Derks. “I was so
happy you cannot imagine!” And, no, she had
had no advance warning she was going to win.
As for being an IDFA legend in her own right,
Honigmann says it feels like “having three
or four more grey hairs.” However, it doesn’t
mean she is going to stop making new movies.
“It has given me such a kick to continue making films. It’s the most important prize I ever
received.” The morning after receiving the award, Honigmann had breakfast with fellow IDFA ‘Living
Legend’ Fred Wiseman. She was heartened by
the 83-year-old American director’s continuing
energy. He told her he had to leave Amsterdam
for Paris because he needed to finish his new
doc before heading off on – a skiing holiday.
The director is currently editing her latest
feature doc, Around the World in Fifty Concerts.
Its ostensible subject is the recent world tour
of the Netherlands by the Royal Symphony
Orchestra. That, though, is only the starting
point. “I am making a portrait of the Orches-
tra, but also of the visitors to the concerts,”
Honigmann explains. Whether she was in
Soweto, St Petersburg or Buenos Aires, she
was always on the lookout for unlikely music
lovers. “I wanted to get away from the cliché
that only bourgeois people listen to classical
music. I have very beautiful characters who
bring us to the concerts.” One of her subjects is
a taxi driver. (Her famous 1993 doc Metal and
Melancholy also featured cabbies.) Another is a
grandmother who suffered grievous family loss
during the ‘disappearances’ in Argentina, and
who looks to music for consolation.
Honigmann grew up in Peru. (Her mother
was from Poland, her father from Austria.
They met in Lima.) As a teenager, she was a
passionate cinephile. “All the money they give
you as a child, I was keeping it to go to films. I
saw everything – war films, horror … later on,
I started going to the few art houses in Lima.
Some films touched me so much that they
unleashed a revolution in me. I remember Gertrud by Carl Dreyer, La Terra Trema and Death
in Venice by Visconti.” The future filmmaker
began her artistic career as a poet. Eventually,
she came to Europe to study film in Rome.
Early in her career, Honigmann made fictional
features, among them Mind Shadows and Au
Revoir, as well as documentary. Recently, she
Getting tanked
On Thursday, BBC Storyville editor Nick Fraser will
be giving a talk at IDFA on ‘Why Documentaries
Matter.’ By Geoffrey Macnab To most IDFA attendees, the idea that
documentaries might not matter would
be considered close to heresy. However, as
Fraser’s talk is likely to suggest, the belief
in the importance of the documentary isn’t
universally shared. As ever, Fraser’s opinions
are bound to stir up plenty of debate.
“It pisses me off that so many documentaries,
Nick Frazer
photo: Bram belloni
apart from being full of cliché, are made
from a soft left point of view,” Fraser says. He
bemoaned the lack of docs dealing with the
European crisis. “And what has been made
about the European crisis has been a bit
predictable.” Originally, Fraser had plotted
with the late Peter Wintonick to do a session
at the festival this year highlighting “the
incompetent coverage of capitalism by the
people who make documentaries.”
“I really wanted him to be there because he
had much better things to say on the subject
that I do,” Fraser says. “I do hope people
show up, because I really do have things to
say that I think they will enjoy.” Fraser also
defends his decision not to acquire Joshua
Oppenheimer’s The Act of Killing for the
BBC. “The problem I have with it is the
degree to which it is confected,” Fraser says
of Oppenheimer’s much praised doc. “We
can all disagree about this, but I don’t think
you should reward killers by making a fiction
about their exploits.”
Various Storyville titles are screening at
IDFA, among them Sam Benstead’s competition entry Coach Zoran and his African Tigers
and Nick Read’s The Condemned, an International Premiere in Best of Fests.
Fraser says that Storyville’s funding remains
stable. “We are totally secure. Storyville, to
my great, great satisfaction, has become one
of the things that the BBC is very proud of,”
Living Legends: Fred Wiseman and
Heddy Honigmann at the IDFA opening
photo: Bram Belloni
has returned to fiction. “I will keep doing both.
I don’t see so much difference between them,”
the director declares. “When you talk with
documentary makers with a lot of experience,
they don’t put such an emphasis on the difference.” In documentary, Honigmann reflects,
filmmakers still sometimes do their own kind
of mise-en-scène. She cites an example from
her own documentary, Dame la Mano. One of
the characters was a choreographer suffering
from cancer. “She was always moving. The moment of the interview with her, I was thinking
it would be terrible for her to sit. I went to her
and said, ‘Now, we will do the talking. What
about if you are doing stretching exercises.’
She said, ‘Oh, Heddy, thank you so much! I
was so terrified to sit down.’” By contrast, on
her doc Underground Orchestra, there were
musicians whose characters changed in front
of the camera. They became stiff and formal.
Honigmann therefore rehearsed with them,
helping them to relax and to become more like
their normal selves before filming them. “You
he comments. “At the moment, we’ve never
had better documentaries.” BBC Storyville
is in talks to show 20 docs a year on BBC
World News. The aim is to “get documentaries that have already been shown in festivals
and on Western European channels out
globally, getting an audience of up to 40
million.” The Why Poverty docs were carried
successfully on BBC World News and Fraser
hopes that the ties between Storyville and
World News will now become yet closer.
The BBC Storyville boss also revealed that
he is currently preparing a documentary
about his friend Christopher Hitchens, the
renowned British writer and polemicist who
died in 2011. “The interesting thing about
Hitchens is that, in his declining years, he
was battling both with mortality and the
Almighty. Most people can battle with one
or the other but not both at the same time,”
Fraser says of the author of the 2007 book,
‘God is Not Great: How Religion Poisons
Everything’.
Here at IDFA, as a commissioning editor,
Fraser is expecting “a tough week” from filmmakers looking for funding. “I love Ally and
I love IDFA but I feel rather like I have been
in a fish tank with bits of me being gobbled
at by the end of the week,” Fraser said. “I
don’t have that much money. I have enough
money to be a player.”
Fraser added that he “loved being in
Amsterdam” and that he intended “to get
drunk while thinking of the wonderful Peter
Wintonick, who was a very special person. I
can’t think of anything original to say about
Peter at all except that he was very calm and
very wise and very wonderful and I will miss
him very much.”
KeyTalk Nick Fraser: Why Documentaries Matter.
Nov 28, 15:00, De Brakke Grond
could say I was directing them (to be) how
they really are … there is a mise-en-scène in
documentary. There are so many choices. Reality is so complicated that you have to reduce it
to understand it!”
Dutch Masters
“Every year it is very difficult to programme for this section – we received
hundreds of submissions,” says Dutch
competition co-selector Jan Pieter Ekker.
Fifteen titles, including feature-length
competition entries Ne me quitte pas and
Shado’man, will compete for a cash prize
of €5,000.
The list of topics is both eclectic and
international, ranging from Days at the
Lennon Park (Annelies Kruk), about
people who ponder life beside a statue of
the former Beatle in Havana, and feature
debutant Joris Postema’s FC Rwanda,
about football, war and reconciliation.
“I don’t have a list of criteria, but my
personal taste is for something you don’t
see on television, that shows you and
doesn’t tell you, that makes you think and
doesn’t present you with all the answers,”
Ekker stresses. He singles out Sabine
Lubbe Bakker and Niels van Koevorden’s
Ne me quitte pas for special comment. “It
is amazing how they got to know those
people, how they got so close for so long
but managed to keep some distance. I
think it’s a brilliant film.” Likewise Awake
in a Bad Dream by Petra Lataster-Czisch
and Peter Lataster. “There are lots of
films that have been made about women
with breast cancer, but their approach
is so delicate and they get so close. This
one really stands out – it’s amazing.” The
death row documentary Killing Time gave
him “goosebumps” after just one minute’s
viewing. “You know you are watching
something unique.”
The Dutch are known for sending their documentarists to far-flung
places in search of excellent stories.
Ekker maintains, however, that there are
ample stories still to be told within the
Dutch borders. “There is still no good
documentary on Theo van Gogh or Pim
Fortuyn. They may go to faraway places,
but there are still some issues that need
to be covered here.” One documentary
that didn’t make it into selection was
Putin’s Olympic Dream by Hans Pos. As
excellent as it was, a film on the same
subject had already been selected for the
feature-length competition (Putin’s Games
by Alexander Gentelev). “We have seen a
lot of Dutch films, but Ally has seen even
more from elsewhere,” Ekker concludes.
Nick Cunningham
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In God We Trust
Hedge fund boss Bernie Madoff seemed
beyond reproach to Eleanor Squillari, his loyal
secretary of 25 years. He looked the part,
moved in the right country club circles, wore
handmade Savile Row suits, employed his Ivy
League sons in the family business and had
palatial offices in New York’s swanky Lipstick
Building. But Madoff was a white-collar crook
whose Ponzi schemes swindled investors out
of $65 billion plus, and who ran a vast money
laundering outfit that involved a host of
nefarious US and global players. Together with
Squillari, key financial scribes and criminologists, directors Derek Anderson and Victor
Kubicek reveal the extent of Madoff ’s deception in the IDFA Panorama selection In God
We Trust.
After Madoff ’s arrest, Squillari felt an overpowering sense of guilt that all this happened
right under her nose. “Part of my personality
is to blame myself for things,” she says in the
film. “For being there for 25 years without
seeing anything.” So she sets out to right her
perceived wrongs. To the FBI she was a “pot
of gold” witness – an honest and obsessive
whistleblower who had access to 25 years of
paper evidence. “She taught us the landscape of
the business,” says her FBI handler.
The story is tragic, book-ended by tales of
hardship suffered by honest investors, and the
suicide of Madoff ’s son Mark is as shocking as
it is inevitable in a tale of such mythical proportions. With the trial of some of Madoff ’s
cohorts currently in session, it is also an on-going tale. For Squillari, the past two years have
also been turbulent. She lost her livelihood,
had to sell her house and, with a CV like hers,
doesn’t think it likely she will be offered gainful
employment in the near future. Her role in the
investigation is also drawing to a close.
“We thought we were done with the film so
many times, and then it just kept unfolding; like Mark’s death and how new evidence
would come up in the case, but I think we
decided to end the film when Eleanor got to a
point where she had come out the other side
personally as a human being,” says co-director
Anderson. “She really went through the depths
of hell and came out the other side stronger,
having learned a lot, and came to a point when
her natural involvement in the case had really
waned. She had contributed everything she
could … It was a natural end for the film.”
Nick Cunningham
Reflecting Images: Panorama
In God We Trust – Derek Anderson, Victor Kubicek
Tue 26/11 20:30 EYE Cinema 1; Thu 28/11 12:45
Tuschinski 5; Sat 30/11 21:15 Tuschinski 1
An Inconsolable Memory
“Our film works best as a group viewing
experience for a varied audience”, says Aryan
Kaganof ahead of the international premiere
of his feature-length contender An Inconsolable Memory on Monday evening. “What we
noticed at the screenings in South Africa was
a discomfort when the audience was mixed.
When there were few ‘white’ people in the audience, people really laughed at certain scenes,
but when the audience became more mixed,
this laughter was held in and there was a kind
of seething discomfort. The film works as a performance, depending who is in the audience. So
we are wondering, how differently will the film
perform at IDFA, to a predominately Dutch
audience? What is their relationship to these issues of colour and race? This can be seen at the
moment in the current debate about ‘Zwarte
Piet’ [the Dutch Santa Claus’ blacked-up helpers]. So it’s not a historical film: it’s alive, it’s
happening now.”
An Inconsolable Memory explores the history of
the Eoan opera group, founded in Cape Town’s
infamous District Six in 1933 as an idealistic
cultural and welfare organisation bringing together ‘coloured’ performers and performing to
segregated audiences in Apartheid South Africa.
“We decided to make a book – an oral history
of those singers who are still around”, says the
film’s producer and Stellenbosch University
musicologist Stephanus Muller. “But then I
thought it would be interesting, as well as the
book, to make a film chronicling the negotiations we had to carry out to make the book. I
thought this would actually tell us more about
South Africa now than just an oral history. I
contacted Aryan, who I knew from his interest
in obscure South African music, and he agreed
to make the film.”
“As a filmmaker, what was exciting about this
project to me was it is about engaging in an
expressive way with the notion of what is or
was ‘fout,’” Kaganof says. “In Dutch, you
have this expression, if someone was ‘fout’
in the war it basically means a collaborator.
If I had made this film when I was younger,
I might have called it The Collaborators. But
now I think this would be an unfair framing
– it would be too harsh. I wanted to make a
film that seduces you, that makes you feel the
warmth and glow and real transcendence in the
soul of something so exquisite, but which was
nevertheless ‘fout’. There’s a complexity about
this subject a purely political film could never
get at. It touches registers in your soul that are
entirely different from the registers of politics.”
Mark Baker
IDFA Competition for Feature-Length Documentary
An Inconsolable Memory – Aryan Kaganof
Mon 25/11 17:30 Munt 10; Wed 27/11 22:00
Tuschinski 2; Thu 28/11 13:15 EYE Cinema 1;
Fri 29/11 12:00 Melkweg – Rabozaal;
Sat 30/11 21:00 Tuschinski 3
69: Love Sex Senior
Having explored youth sexuality in previous documentaries, Menna Laura Meijer
employs an articulate, playful and at
times exhibitionist cast of older subjects
to tackle the taboo subject of sex among
the elderly. Her film 69: Love Sex Senior
is by turns funny, moving and graphic as
individuals and couples, both long-term
and new, talk candidly to camera about
the hows, the whys and the whens of aged
intimacy.
Gerard and Addy (both 72) spent a night of
free love together in 1968 when they agreed
a one-off partner swap. Forty-five years
later, they picked up where they left off
after their respective partners died. Wietske
is painfully in love with her husband but he
has dementia, so she finds physical solace in
the arms of Fred, who weeps at the memory
of his wife, who died of cancer. Hans discovers true love for the first time at the age
of 83 with the youthful Xander (late 50s).
“I passed out with emotion,” he tells Meijer.
“Pure lust and passion, and sometimes
tenderness.” Jeanne, in her 80s, buys a new
vibrator and talks about the intensity of
her orgasms. “It’s the reason why I still feel
quite happy,” she stresses.
The idea for the project was suggested to
Meijer by her grandfather after he watched
one of her documentaries on television.
“You shouldn’t forget that older people
also have feelings,” he told her, which at
the time she found a strange and uncomfortable thing to hear. Years later she heard
a radio programme about love and the
elderly and the penny dropped. “I remembered his remarks and I knew I had to do
something with it.”
Some of the subjects verbalise their
experiences to camera while others have a
more exhibitionist tendency. Childhood
sweethearts Kees and Aat indicate to each
other when they have gone too far in their
revelations with a modest squeeze of the
hand. Wietske and Fred, on the other
hand, often appear in their underclothes
and talk from their bed, while Meijer’s
camera records Hans performing fellatio
on his beloved Xander.
“They were all very aware of the medium,”
Meier states. “Everybody had their limits
… In some ways every filmmaker pushes
the limits. Normally when you film people
they are much more reserved. They don’t
normally give so much to the camera, but
in this film everybody was as intimate as
they wanted to be –maybe even a bit more
sometimes.” Nick Cunningham
IDFA Competition for Dutch Documentary
69: Love Sex Senior – Menna Laura Meijer
Fri 29/11 15:45 Munt 10; Sat 30/11 11:00 Brakke
Grond Expozaal; Sun 01/12 16:30 Munt 11
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SANTRA AND
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TREES
Miia Tervo | Finland | 2013 | 25’
Production: For Real Productions Ltd. |
www.forrealproductions.fi
SCREENINGS
Tuschinski 3 | Mon 25-11 | 20:30
Munt 09 | Tue 26-11 | 16:45
Munt 09 | Wed 27-11 | 11:15
Ketelhuis Zaal 1 | Sat 30-11 | 16:00
MASTERS
ECOPOLIS
CHINA
Anna-Karin Grönroos | Finland | 59’
Production: Illume Ltd | www.illume.fi
SCREENINGS
Tuschinski 6 | Fri 22-11 | 20:30
Munt 10 | Sat 23-11 | 12:00
Munt 12 | Sun 24-11 | 10:00 industry
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Munt 13 | Sat 30-11 | 10:30
AMERICAN
VAGABOND
Susanna Helke | Finland | Denmark | 2013 | 85’
www.americanvagabondfilm.com |
Production: For Real Productions Ltd. |
Co-Production: Radiator Film ApS |
World Sales: Deckert Distribution GmbH |
www.deckert-distribution.com
SCREENINGS
Tuschinski 5 | Thu 21-11 | 13:15
Brakke Grond Expozaal | Fri 22-11 | 14:45
Tuschinski 4 | Tue 26-11 | 11:30
Munt 09 | Wed 27-11 | 22:00
EYE Cinema 2 | Sat 30-11 | 15:45
SOUL FOOD
STORIES
Tonislav Hristov, Bulgaria | Finland | 2013 | 60’
Production: Arthouse Blockbusters Ltd. | World
Sales: Taskovski Film | www.taskovskifilms.com
SCREENINGS
Munt 13 | Thu 21-11 | 18:30
Munt 12 | Sun 24-11 | 11:30 | industry
Munt 13 | Mon 25-11 | 20:30
Munt 10 | Wed 27-11 | 18:00
Tuschinski 6 | Fri 29-11 | 20:30
Munt 13 | Sun 01-12 | 16:45
HAPPINESS
Thomas Balmès | France | Finland | 2013 | 75’
Production: Quark Productions |
www.quarkprod.com | Making Movies Ltd |
www.mamo.fi | Co-Production: TBC Productions
SCREENINGS
Tuschinski 2 | Thu 21-11 | 16:30
Munt 11 | Fri 22-11 | 15:30
Tuschinski 1 | Sat 23-11 | 23:45
Tuschinski 3 | Sun 24-11 | 21:45
Tuschinski 4 | Mon 25-11 | 11:30
Munt 13 | Thu 28-11 | 20:00
EYE Cinema 2 | Fri 29-11 | 21:00
VOICES OF
EL ALTO
Benjamin Oroza | Finland | South Africa | 2013 | 49’
Production: Videokuu Ltd in co-operation with
STEPS International | World Sales: Films Transit
International Inc. | www.filmstransit.com
SCREENINGS
Munt 12 | Thu 21-11 | 16:45 | industry
Brakke Grond Expozaal | Thu 21-11 | 20:15
Munt 12 | Fri 22-11 | 19:45
Tuschinski 5 | Tue 26-11 | 15:45
Tuschinski 3 | Fri 29-11 | 23:00
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Men with Balls
Manhunt
Greg Barker had the idea for Manhunt on
the night US special forces unit JSOC (Joint
Special Operations Command) killed Osama
Bin Laden. The film opens with text on screen
pointing out that “The raid on Abbottabad
took 40 minutes. The CIA’s hunt for Osama
Bin Laden took two decades.”
It was the “two decade” version of the Bin
Laden story that Barker set out to tell. “I felt
uncomfortable at the cheering crowds outside
the White House. Not that I wasn’t in some
ways pleased by the outcome,” the director says
of the immediate American reaction to Bin
Laden’s death. “I just knew that there was a
very long and complicated and dark story that
led from 9/11 to Abbottabad.”
The director was aware that Kathryn Bigelow
was already making her ‘hunt for Bin Laden’
movie Zero Dark Thirty but had no inside
knowledge of how she was tackling the subject.
At the same time, journalist Peter Bergen was
writing about the same subject in his book,
also entitled ‘Manhunt’.
“Peter wrote the book as I was making the film.
We didn’t wait for the book to be done. There
wasn’t a lot of time. I optioned Peter’s book
within a month of the raid.”
Barker quickly discovered that a large number
of the intelligence analysts working on the Bin
Laden case were women. “Peter Bergen was the
one who first turned me on to that,” the director recalls. “I don’t think he realized the extent
of it until we got deeper into the production
process.” It wasn’t just the filmmakers who
were unaware of the part the women analysts
played. High-ranking White House officials
and special forces operatives were equally in
the dark. “It wasn’t as if it was widely known in
Washington. It wasn’t known at all outside the
agency.”
For the documentary to work, what Barker
needed above all was access. “As you might
imagine, these were not people used to going
on the record or who had a good opinion of
journalists and filmmakers! It was really a case
of spending time and building trust.”
The director was also determined to make the
film cinematic. “The interviews had to feel
intimate, immediate, direct to the audience,”
Barker states. “What I said to the interviewees
was ‘look, of course, there is stuff that you’re
not going to be able to talk about but let’s tell a
human story about emotions … the emotions
and the human story are not classified. People
are entitled to tell their own stories.”
Manhunt was made without the official involvement of the CIA. Nonetheless, the agents
themselves have given the film their blessing.
“One person who was not in the film but was
heavily involved said it was the most accurate
portrayal of the ‘work we do and our culture
that has ever been portrayed in any medium.’”
Hungarian filmmaker Kristóf Kovács’ Men
with Balls revolves around the energetic mayor
of an impoverished gypsy village in southern
Hungary, who wins funding to construct a
tennis court in a bid to improve the villagers’
quality of life. “I heard about it through a
news item on Hungarian television. It was a
strange situation, this poor gypsy village with
terrible unemployment and social problems
getting a tennis court,” says Kovács. “When
I contacted the mayor about making a documentary he wasn’t keen. The news item had
portrayed the tennis court as a waste of money
and he was scared I would do the same.”
“The Hungarian media always tends to portray gypsies in a negative light, but my aim
with the film was to look at a gypsy community that was trying to improve its lot and integrate,” says Kovács. “He was very suspicious
at first, but we talked and talked and drank a
lot of Palinka, our traditional fruit brandy.”
The resulting work is a charming, nonjudgemental portrait of the village and the
impact of the tennis court on the impoverished community. Some take up the sport,
others refuse. The ever-enthusiastic mayor
remains upbeat – he has other improvement
plans up his sleeve. “These are communities
with widespread, chronic unemployment
going into two, sometimes three generations
… but the mayor is determined to better
their lot. He is educated and has travelled
and sometimes asks himself why he returned
to the village, but he is like the father of the
community now,” explains Kovács.
The film marks Kovács’ third foray into the
gypsy community of southern Hungary. His
2008 film Full of Grease revolved around a
Roma man in a neighbouring community who
pulls together a team for a pig-sticking competition on the other side of the country. Prior to
that, the director – who studied anthropology
with a focus on Roma culture – made a film
as a student about Hungarian gypsies who
scavenge for rubbish in Austria and sell it in
Hungary.
Judit Stalter of Budapest production house
Laokoon Film produced both Men with Balls
and Full of Grease. Stalter also works on fiction
features. Her credits include Panic and coproducing Transmission and Westwind.
The pair is currently dusting off a production
revolving around the modernisation of Hungary’s Communist-era transport system and the
resulting corruption, which they filmed over
some three years. The project was shelved after
some of the people working at the company
were arrested and others threatened by state
officials. “We had to let the situation cool off
for a bit but now we want to revisit the case
and see if we’ve still got a potential film,” says
Stalter. Melanie Goodfellow
IDFA Competition for First Appearance
Men with Balls – Kristóf Kovács
Mon 25/11 11:15 Munt 13 (P&I); Tue 26/11 14:15
EYE Cinema 1; Munt 11 Thu 28/11 11:15;
Sat 30/11 16:30 Tuschinski 4
Geoffrey Macnab
Based On The Same Story
Manhunt – Greg Barker
Mon 25/11 10:00 Tuschinski 1; Wed 27/11 17:15 EYE
Cinema 1; Fri 29/11 17:15 Munt 09
The Good Son
Shirly Berkovitz’s mid-length contender The Good Son tells
the poignant story of a young Israeli man named Or, who
takes the radical step of changing his gender: without telling
his family first. The story literally fell into Berkovitz’s lap, the
filmmakers recalls, in the form of some 40 video tapes that
were literally delivered to her front door by Or in person.
“The footage in the first part of the film was all filmed by Or
himself,” she says. “He really created the plot of the film.”
Filming himself in the emotionally gruelling build-up to his
sex-change operation, including the subterfuges and deceits
needed to arrange and fund the operation without his family
finding out about it, Or’s video footage is a compelling insight
into his inner struggles – with his own identity, his family and
society at large.
“Or knew what he wanted to do and just started filming
himself,” Berkovitz says. “But then he realised he wanted to
have someone involved who would not just shoot the story,
but could also act as a friend to him throughout the whole
process. He had seen a previous film I had made on this
subject, so he thought I could be this person. I watched a
couple of his tapes and realised he was really serious about it.
Then all I had to do was buy a plane ticket and follow him.”
(Or had booked himself into a sex-change clinic in Bangkok.)
The filmmaker had about two weeks to raise some finance
and make all the arrangements for the trip. “I sold my car and
dropped my dog with the neighbours,” she says. “I just knew
I had to tell this story.”
At first, the filmmaker was ambivalent about her protagonist’s
plan. “I actually tried to talk him out of it at first,” she says.
“I felt bad for his parents – but at the end of the day Or is
not a child and it was his decision. I tried to convince him
several times to tell his parents, but he was so determined.
He had already paid half the money for the operation. So
the only thing I could do was go along with him.” A bond
developed between the filmmaker and her subject as she “slept
on couches and spent a lot of time with him in the hospital as
he recovered from the operation. Not only was I filming, doing the sound and everything, but I was also Or’s confidant.”
The film’s final denouement, it which Or returns to Israel to
confront her family with her “new me”, is as dramatic as it is
emotionally charged. “In the end, I think she did the right
thing. She is one brave young lady,” the director says.
Mark Baker
IDFA Competition for Mid-Length Documentary
The Good Son – Shirly Berkovitz
Tue 26/11 19:15 Munt 09; Wed 27/11 15:15 Tuschinski 6; Thu 28/11
22:15 Tuschinski 3; Fri 29/11 14:15 Munt 12
11
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Program
8:00
Tuschinski 1
Tuesday 25 November
Tuschinski 2
Tuschinski 3
Tuschinski 4
Tuschinski 5
Tuschinski 6
de munT
9
de munT
10
de munT
11
de munT
12
13
de munT
melkweg
rabozaal
9:00
8:00
eYe
9:00
10:00
10:00 Pandora’s Promise
10:00
Robert Stone
Best of Fests, 87’
11:00
11:00
11:15
The Horses of
Fukushima
12:00
12:00 The Crash Reel
11:00
Nora Noh
Sung-hee Kim
First Appearance Competition, 93’
Yoju Matsubayashi
American Vagabond
Susanna Helke
Panorama, 74’
Masters, 85’
Demonstration
11:45
Celebration
Dajan Javorac
Panorama, 56’
The Human Experiment
with Extended Q&A
TV and documentary maker
Marijn Frank speaks with
directors Dana Nachman and
Don Hardy and experts about
the safety of our products.
14:45
15:00
16:00
Return to Homs with
Extended Q&A
The Director: An
Evolution in Three Acts
Christina Voros
Panorama, 95’
13:30
Nothing Is Going
to Happen
Roeland van Doorn
Paradocs, 12’
FC Rwanda
Joris Postema
The Human Experiment
Dutch Competition, 57’
Don Hardy, Dana Nachman
13:30
Our Curse
Tomasz Sliwinski
Student Competition, 27’
Blood
13:00
Panorama, 52’
Jon Bang Carlsen
Masters, 83’
15:45
Beeban Kidron
Raúl de la Fuente
InRealLife
Best of Fests, 86’
Minerita
Panorama, 28’
Student Competition, 29’
Feature-Length Competition, 73’
17:45
Temptation
Viktar Dashuk
Human Geography
Claire Simon
Masters, 101’
Wukan: The Flame
of Democracy
18:00
Emerging Voices from
Southeast Asia, 90’
Panorama, 86’
Lynn Lee, James Leong
Panorama, 83’
Facing Fear
17:45
The River
Abdenour Zahzah
Claude Lanzmann
Dutch Competition, 45’
14:00
Masters, 121’
Sopheak Sao
Jason Cohen
Panorama, 23’
Pussy Versus Putin
Amit Virmani
Ricardo Pollack
Panorama, 119’
15:30
Lech Kowalski
Best of Fests, 84’
Film screening with Extended
Q&A by Oxfam Novib.
19:45
The Devil’s Lair
20:00
20:15
David de Jongh
Terra Long
Photo-Eddy
Dutch Competition, 83’
VPRO Extra:
Narco Cultura
dinosaurs
Shaul Schwarz
Music Documentary, 103’
Panorama, 12’
Zelim’s Confession
Natalia Mikhaylova
21:00
Student Competition, 60’
With an introduction and
extended Q&A. Moderator
Atze de Vrieze.
20:15
Barre’s Silence
Riaan Hendricks
Best of Fests, 82’
Mehrdad Ahmadpour,
Morvarid Peyda
Cherry Duyns
Dutch Competition, 66’
15 Attempts
Aliona van der Horst
Dutch Competition, 50’
Putin’s Games
Feature-Length Competition, 90’
Dutch Competition, 60’
Ariel
18:30
First Appearance Competition, 93’
22:30
Ukraine Is Not a Brothel
Kitty Green
23:00
Best of Fests, 78’
The Fourth Brother
22:30
The Irresistible Rise
of Moïse Katumbi
Thierry Michel
Shado’man
Boris Gerrets
Feature-Length & Dutch
Competition, 86’
Panu Saeng-Xuto
Shirly Berkovitz
Mid-Length Competition, 52’
My Name is Salt
Farida Pacha
22:45
Barbaric Land
Forest of the
Dancing Spirits
20:00
20:15
Ashes
Linda Västrik
Idrissa Guiro, Mélanie Pavy
The Visit
Mid-Length Competition, 60’
Everything Is Possible
22:00
Lidia Duda
22:15
Final Destination
22:30
Mid-Length Competition, 54’
Ricardas Marcinkus
First to Fall
First Appearance Competition, 80’
23:00
Panorama, 65’
Tuschinski
eYe cinema 2
Brakke grond
Tuschinski
3
expozaal
Brakke grond
Tuschinski
4
rode zaal
Tuschinski 5 other Venues
Tuschinski 6
de munT
09:00 compagnie - grote Zaal
IDFA Forum
Central Pitch
10:00
10:00
10:00 Pandora’s Promise
Robert Stone
Best of Fests, 87’
DINsDag 26 November
8 Projects will be pitched for
the gathered financiers and
other delegates.
IDFA Forum pass holders only
11:00
11:0011:00
11:15
The Horses of
Fukushima
12:00
12:00
12:00 The Crash Reel
Yoju Matsubayashi
Panorama, 74’
9
de munT
10
Sung-hee Kim
11:30
First
Appearance Competition, 93’
Henri-George
Clouzot’s Inferno
Serge Bromberg,
Ruxandra Medrea
11:30
American Vagabond
Susanna Helke
Masters, 85’
Masters, DOC U, 108’
11:45
Celebration
Dajan Javorac
Student Competition, 10’
Houses for All
Panorama, 56’
13:0013:00
13:15
The Human Experiment
with Extended Q&A
13:45
TV
and documentary maker
14:15
Men with Balls
Kristóf Kovács
14:45
First Appearance Competition, 68’
Return to Homs with
Extended Q&A
Farrebique
– Thewith
Marijn
Frank speaks
directors
Dana Nachman and
Four Seasons
Don
Hardy
and experts about
Georges
Rouquier
Rithysafety
Panh’s Top
, 90’products.
the
of 10
our
The Human Experiment
Don Hardy, Dana Nachman
Panorama, 90’
Editor of the magazine Vrij
Nederland Harm Ede Botje
speaks with director Talal Derki
15:45
and producer Orwa Nyrabia
about the battle being fought
The
GirlsTrials of
by young revolutionaries in Syria Muhammad
Valeriya Gaï Germanika
Ali
16:15
BasedSiegel
on the Same Story, 46’
Bill
Return to Homs
Best of Fests, 94’
Everybody Dies, But Me
Talal Derki
The Ghosts
in Our, 87’
Feature-Length
Competition
Valeriya Gaï Germanika
Machine
Liz Marshall
Based on the Same Story, 81’
Manuel Abramovich
Panorama, 19’
American Arab
Usama Alshaibi
Mid-Length Competition, 56’
15:30
Just the Right
Amount of Violence
16:00
Jon
Bang Carlsen
Masters
, 83’ to Nelson
A Letter
Mandela
18:30
Mike Myers
Panorama, 84’
Oxfam Novib Selection
The Trouble with Aid
Ricardo Pollack
Panorama, 119’
Film
screening with Extended
20:30
Q&A by Oxfam Novib.
In God We Trust
Derek Anderson,
Victor Kubicek
Paradocs, 12’
FC Rwanda
Joris Postema
Dutch Competition, 57’
15:00 industry Talk
The Future of
Interactive Storytelling:
an Art Form or Add-on?
Where will it be in 5 years?
15:45
See Program Guide p. 122.
InRealLife
Admission
for all pass holders
Beeban
Kidron
Best of Fests, 86’
Viktar Dashuk
Panorama, 83’
18:45
Dont Look Back
First Appearance Competition,
DOC U, 80’
Student Competition, 27’
Blood
Human Geography
Claire Simon
Panorama, 52’
Mid-Length Competition, 59’
IDFA Forum
Arts & Culture
Round Table Pitch
First App
DOC U, 8
18:15, 101’
Masters
Los Wild Ones
Elise Salomon
Wukan: The Flame
of Democracy
Lynn Lee, James Leong
Emerging Voices from
Southeast Asia, 90’
Film critic Nicolas Rapold talks
with cinematographer Ed
Lachman (I’m Not There) about
different visual approaches and
references in the depiction of
20:15
Bob Dylan.
Photo-Eddy
Voices of El Alto
The River
Pussy Versus Putin
Panorama, 86’
Mid-Length Competition, 60’
Abdenour Zahzah
David de Jongh
Dutch Competition, 83’
Panorama, 12’
90’
Zelim’s Confession
Natalia Mikhaylova
Student Competition, 60’
22:30
The Irresistible Rise
of Moïse Katumbi
Thierry Michel
Masters, 83’
VPRO
DocLab
Extra:
Live: The Age
Narco
of the Cultura
Interface
Shaul
A live cinema
Schwarz
celebration of
Music
Documentary
103’ of the inter
interstorytelling
the ,age
face. With
internet pioneers
With
an introduction
and
Vincent
Morisset
and Moniker,
extended Q&A. Moderator
cardboard
interfaces, connected
Atze
de Vrieze.
smartphones, interactive music
videos and edible cameras. Part
of Interactive Reality organised
with De Brakke Grond.
Mitchell Kezin
86’
Competition,
Music Documentary, 83’
Claude Lanzmann
Dutch Competition, 45’
22:45
Barbaric Land
Yervant Gianikian,
Angela Ricci-Lucchi
Broadcasting the
End – A Tale About
a Magic Mountain
19:45
19:15
, 47’
RiaanCompetition
Hendricks
The Good Son
Martijn Payens
Best of Fests, 82’
Presents
Barre’s
SilenceMoms Mabley
Whoopi Goldberg
Mehrdad Ahmadpour,
Stand-Up Documentary, 72’
Morvarid
Peyda
Mid-Length Competition, 52’
Marina Zenovich
Farida Pacha
Stand-Up Documentary, 85’
First Appearance Competition, 92’
14:00
14:15
Men
Kristóf
Emerging Voices from Southeast Asia, 11’
Best of Fests, 63’
Lech Kowalski
Best of Fests, 84’
Tuschinski VIP Lounge 16:00 – 16:30
Hi-TEA with Ally & Peter’s
Friends
16:15
An extended daily discussion with a special or secret guest,
Misha and So On
hosted by IDFA director Ally Derks and friends of filmmaker
Peter Wintonick.
Cherry Duyns
Dutch Competition, 66’
Arti et Amicitiae 17:00 – 18:00
Docs for Sale Happy Hour
17:45
Putin’s Games
Alexander Gentelev
First App
15:00
16:00
16:45
Nathanael Carton
Panorama, 13’
The G
Mach
daIlY serVICes
Recollections
Schiller Kleine Salon 10:00 – 17:00
On behalf of NPO/RNW Sales, EYE International, Films Transit,
First Aid Doc Clinic
Autlook Filmsales, CAT&Docs, Rise and Shine and South African Moving Stills – Kadir
Documentary experts Jannie Langbroek
Delegation IDFA has the pleasure of inviting all Docs for Sale van Lohuizen
and Marijke Rawie answer your questions
and IDFA Forum attendees to the Docs for Sale Happy Hour in Tinus Kramer
about all aspects of the documentary
18:00
Dutch Competition, 60’
the Docs for Sale Lounge in Arti et Amicitiae.
industry, from distribution to financing,
De Kroon 18:00 – 19:30 Ariel
and from co-productions to festival
Laura Bari
strategy. See Program Guide p. 12.
18:30Guests Meet Guests First Appearance Competition, 93’
ideas at the daily cocktail hour!
Admission for all pass holders
LandExchange
of
Promise
Hosted by CinemaChile.
René Roelofs, Paul Scheffer
See
Program
Guide
p.
124.
19:00
Dutch Competition, 102’
Admission for all pass holders
The Fourth Brother
Tong Xu
16:15
17:00
18:00
Liz Ma
Best of F
18:30
Supe
Legen
19:00
Mike M
Panoram
Panorama, 86’
20:00
Forest of the
Dancing Spirits
20:15
Schiller Salon 10:00 – 23:00
Idrissa Guiro, Mélanie Pavy
Workspace for all accredited guests. WiFi
connection and computers available.
Admission for all pass holders
Ashes
Linda Västrik
21:15
Tuna Kaptan, Felicitas Sonvilla
21:30
The Visit
Student Competition, 30’
Awake in a Bad Dream
First to Fall
Rachel Beth Anderson
First Appearance Competition, 80’
Panorama, 65’
In Go
21:00
22:15
Final Destination
Everything Is Possible
Lidia Duda
Mid-Length Competition, 54’
22:00
Ricardas Marcinkus
Derek
Victor
Panoram
22:30
Light
Student Competition, 65’
23:00
24:00
24:00
24:00
1:00 1:00
1:00
International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam
20:30
Panorama, 11’
Keren Shayo
22:30
20:00
Matej Bobrik
Sound of Torture
Mid-Length Competition, 60’
IDFA Writing Room
First Appearance Competition, 74’
Two at the Border
21:15 ketelhuis Zaal 1
Peter Lataster, Petra
Lataster-Czisch
Beyond
the Frame
docs:
Killing
Time
Dutch Competition, 114’
Ashura,
Via van
Dolorosa,
Natpwe,
Jaap
Hoewijk
The Feast
Spirits,Competition
90’
Dutchof&the
Mid-Length
, 55’
Two Girls Against
the Rain
Drill Baby Drill
21:00
Panorama
Paradocs
1 , 8’
22:00 compagnie – grote Zaal
13:00
Sopheak Sao
Panu Saeng-Xuto
Shirly Berkovitz
12:00
15:30
Consider
Emerging Voices from S.E.
Asia, DOC U, 20’
14:00
Amit Virmani
First Appearance Competition, 68’
Arnold van Bruggen,
21:45Tomas Kaan
Masters, 121’
Masters, 210’
First Appearance Competition, 104’
Hidden Wounds
Vitaly Mansky
Menstrual Man
18:45 ketelhuis Zaal 1
Dutch & First
Appearance
App
The Devil’s
Lair
20:00 compagnie – grote Zaal
20:15Whoopi Goldberg
22:15Richard Pryor:
Omit the
Logic
My Name
is Salt
22:15
Shado’man
22:30
Boris Gerrets
Jingle Bell&Rocks!
Feature-Length
Dutch
Annelies Kruk
Feature-Length Competition, 90’
Gogol’s Wives Productions
11:00
Pipeline
14:00
The Brick
20:00
Terra
Tina Mascara,
Long
Guido Santi
Dutch Competition, 50’
For the third year in a row, Docs for Sale is organizing “Meet
the Pros,” which allows Docs for Sale participants to register
for 15-minute meetings with various professionals. These
experts offer advice on general matters and answer specific
questions. Participants can book meetings with sales agents,
11:45festival programmers and TV buyers.
Docs for Sale pass holders only
The Tunnel
Domenico Favata,
Jody VandenBurg
13:30
Days at the Lennon Park The Last of the Unjust
Student Competition, 25’
Aliona van der Horst
10:00
Docs for Sale Meet the Professionals
EYE International is pleased to offer lunch for all Docs for Sale Stand-Up Documentary, 35’
pass holders.
The Happy Sad Route
Docs for Sale pass holders only
Student Competition, 21’
Miia Tervo
15 Attempts
Arti et Amicitiae 10:30 – 12:00
Stand-Up Documentary, 50’
Santra and the
Talking Trees
17:30
A 45 min rough cut of Around My
Family Table. See PG page 135.Facing Fear
Jason Cohen
18:00Docs for Sale Acq. & IDFA Panorama, 23’
Forum pass holders only
eYe
9:00
Linda Hakeboom
16:45
Various directors, 15’
dinosaurs
Monk with a Camera
Student Competition, 29’
6 Projects will be pitched Twin Sisters
In this genre specific pitch 15:15in an intimate setting for Mona Friis Bertheussen
Mid-Length Competition, 58’
session, 5 arts & culture
Kids an
& audience
Docs 3 of potential
financiers.
projects will be pitched
International children’s
15:45in an intimate setting for documentaries:
IDFA Forum
passMelody,
holders only
Layla’s
an audience of potential
To Be a B-Girl and Shanne and
Minerita
financiers.
Her Friends, 105’
Raúl de la Fuente
IDFA
Panorama
, 28’ Forum pass holders only
Music Documentary, 77’
20:15
Alexander Lind
8:00
(and a Comedian)
Rhiannon Stevens O’Sullivan
14:30 compagnie - Zuilen ZaalCarl & Niels
IDFA Forum
Round Table Pitch
Arti et Amicitiae 12:00 –Panorama
14:00, 89’
Docs for Sale Lunch
The Task
14:15
melkweg
rabozaal
Breakfast Talk
13:30
Dragan Nikolic
Mid-Length Competition, 49’
17:45
Masters, 90’
13
de munT
De Kroon 10:00 - 10:30
Mid-Length Competition, 52’
The Undertaker
Alina 14:30
Rudnitskaya
compagnie - kleine Zaal
Top 10, Based on the Same Story, 96’
Based on the Same Story, 135’
Kitty
Beathe
Green
Hofseth,
Susann
Østigaard
Best
of Fests
, 78’
Tomasz Sliwinski
Vikram Jayanti
Nina Maria Paschalidou
Panorama, 29’
17:00 compagnie - kleine Zaal
Todd Haynes
Ukraine
Light Fly,IsFly
Not
High
a Brothel
Our Curse
D.A. Pennebaker
Panorama, 83’
22:30
13:30
Geller – Psychic Spy?
Kismet
Michael Graversen
Benjamin Oroza
Feature-Length Competition, 85’
I’m not There
23:0023:00
Roeland van Doorn
Khalo Matabane
17:45
18:00
21:30
22:00
22:00
13:00
IDFA Forum Work in
Progress Screening
Temptation
19:30
21:0021:00
Panorama
, 95’
The Queen
Nothing Is Going
to Happen
The Wild Years
Supermensch The
Legend of Shep Gordon
20:00
20:00
13:45 Voros
Christina
13:30
17:15
Feature-Length Competition, 73’
19:0019:00
The Director: An
Evolution in Three Acts
Best of Fests, DOC U, 92’
Ventura Durall
18:00
18:00
Beathe
Susan
IDFA Filmmakers Breakfast
From November 22-27, breakfast will end at 10:00 to allow
time for a short informal presentation introducing various
sales agents, commissioning editors, film funds and festival
programmers. This is an opportunity to meet and greet your
Stedelijk Museum 11:00 – 12:30
11:00fellow documentary professionals.
[email protected]
Farewell
to Hollywood
11:15
Admission
for all pass holders
IDFA guided tour (90 minutes) in Stedelijk Museum focuses on Henry Corra, Regina Nicholson
Matt Shepard Is a
11:30
the question how other art forms
deal with the representation Feature-Length Competition, 123’
Friend of Mine
of reality. Tickets only via www.idfa.nl
or IDFA
BoxofOffice.
The Secret
Life
Uri
Michele Josue
Emerging Voices from Southeast Asia, 35’
No Man’s Land
13:15
12
Kickstart your day at the IDFA Filmmakers Breakfast. Meet your
fellow filmmakers and IDFA staff over coffee and croissants.
The IDFA Filmmakers Breakfasts are presented by Gaiam TV.
Filmmakers and producers with IDFA selected films and
accredited press are invited.
Victor Kossakovsky,
host Chris Kijne
Kline with Claude
32 Students
about his new film,
MastersLanzmann
, 70’
his documentary masterpiece12:00
Shoah and his memoires. In Behind the Screen
English.
In
English.
Aung Nwai Htway
Gereon Wetzel
de munT
IDFA’s new media program DocLab and arts centre De Brakke
Grond present an exhibition about documentary storytelling
in the age of the interface. With installations, digital street art
and interactive stories you can touch.
Reflecting on Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Take One, one of Visser’s
picks for the Making of Movies program, her installation offers
an investigation into a contemporary interpretation of the
principles behind this rediscovered documentary classic.
The Last of the Unjust
Demonstration
A chat led by Dutch public radio
11
De Kroon 8:30 – 10:00
Barbara Visser Take 0: The Making
of Symbiopsychotaxiplasm
11:15Claude Lanzmann about
de munT
Brakke Grond Witte Zaal & Foyer 10:00 - 23:00
Brakke Grond Tuinzaal 10:00 – 23:00
11:00 kleine komedie
Nora Noh
Paradocs: Barbara Visser, 102’
Lucy Walker
17:0017:00
22:30
1:00
Tuschinski
eYe cinema 1
Exhibition: Interactive Reality
16:00
16:00
Panoram
24:00
9:009:00
15:0015:00
Derek
Victor
Light
Student Competition, 65’
Rachel Beth Anderson
20:30
Panorama, 11’
Keren Shayo
Dutch Competition, 114’
1:00
14:00
14:00
Panoram
Matej Bobrik
Sound of Torture
Peter Lataster, Petra
Lataster-Czisch
21:00
21:15
24:00
8:008:00
Mike M
In Go
First Appearance Competition, 74’
Student Competition, 30’
Awake in a Bad Dream
Yervant Gianikian,
Angela Ricci-Lucchi
Masters, 83’
20:00
Tuna Kaptan, Felicitas Sonvilla
First Appearance Competition, 92’
18:30
Panorama, 86’
Two at the Border
Beyond the Frame docs:
Ashura, Via Dolorosa, Natpwe,
The Feast of the Spirits, 90’
19:00
Tong Xu
The Good Son
Best of F
Supe
Legen
19:00
Dutch Competition, 102’
21:00
Paradocs 1
18:00
Laura Bari
Land of Promise
Emerging Voices from S.E.
Asia
Asia, DOC U, 20’
Liz Ma
Tinus Kramer
18:00
Alexander Gentelev
First Appearance Competition, 68’
22:15
17:00
Moving Stills – Kadir
van Lohuizen
17:45
21:30
22:15
Recollections
Panorama, 13’
Student Competition, 25’
16:15
The G
Mach
16:45
Nathanael Carton
Miia Tervo
First Appearance Competition, 104’
21:45
22:00
16:00
16:15
Consider
20:15
15:00
Best of Fests, 63’
19:15
Oxfam Novib Selection
The Trouble with Aid
First App
Menstrual Man
Mid-Length Competition, 60’
19:30
Men
Drill Baby Drill
Gogol’s Wives Productions
19:00
14:15
Kristóf
Emerging Voices from Southeast Asia, 11’
René Roelofs, Paul Scheffer
20:00
14:00
Two Girls Against
the Rain
Masters, 210’
Santra and the
Talking Trees
17:30
18:00
Annelies Kruk
16:45
17:15
18:00
14:00
Misha and So On
Benjamin Oroza
Mid-Length Competition, 49’
Ventura Durall
Vitaly Mansky
Student Competition, 21’
Mona Friis Bertheussen
Mid-Length Competition, 58’
13:00
Pipeline
Twin Sisters
International children’s
documentaries: Layla’s Melody,
To Be a B-Girl and Shanne and
Her Friends, 105’
Voices of El Alto
The Wild Years
Stand-Up Documentary, 50’
13:30
Days at the Lennon Park The Last of the Unjust
Alexander Lind
Kids & Docs 3
15:45
Linda Hakeboom
Rhiannon Stevens O’Sullivan
Carl & Niels
Mid-Length Competition, 59’
The Happy Sad Route
(and a Comedian)
The Task
14:15
12:00
Stand-Up Documentary, 35’
13:30
Dragan Nikolic
15:15
Just the Right
Amount of Violence
Domenico Favata,
Jody VandenBurg
Mid-Length Competition, 52’
The Undertaker
11:45
The Tunnel
Panorama, 89’
Masters, 90’
Nina Maria Paschalidou
Panorama, 29’
Alina Rudnitskaya
15:30
Matt Shepard Is a
Friend of Mine
Michele Josue
Vikram Jayanti
11:00
11:15
Kismet
Michael Graversen
Panorama, 90’
Editor of the magazine Vrij
Nederland Harm Ede Botje
speaks with director Talal Derki
15:45
and producer Orwa Nyrabia
about the battle being fought
The Trials of
by young revolutionaries in Syria Muhammad Ali
Bill Siegel
Return to Homs
Best of Fests, 94’
Talal Derki
Feature-Length Competition, 123’
Emerging Voices from Southeast Asia, 35’
No Man’s Land
13:15
Feature-Length Competition, 87’
17:00
Aung Nwai Htway
Gereon Wetzel
13:15
The Secret Life of Uri
Geller – Psychic Spy?
12:00
Behind the Screen
Houses for All
Masters, DOC U, 108’
14:00
Masters, 70’
Henry Corra, Regina Nicholson
11:30
Victor Kossakovsky,
32 Students
Student Competition, 10’
Lucy Walker
13:00
Farewell to Hollywood
11:15
11:30
21
Beathe
Susan
First App
DOC U, 8
g
l
Program
8:00
Tuschinski 1
Monday 25 November
Tuschinski 2
Tuschinski 3
Tuschinski 4
Tuschinski 5
Tuschinski 6
de munT
9
de munT
10
de munT
11
de munT
12
de munT
13
melkweg
rabozaal
9:00
8:00
eYe
9:00
09:45 industry screening
10:00
Barre’s Silence
Greg Barker
First Appearance Competition, 68’
Morvarid Peyda,
Mehrdad Ahmadpour
10:00 Manhunt
Based on the Same Story, 103’
Pass holders only
11:00
11:00
12:00
11:15
Putin’s Games with
Extended Q&A
12:15
The Life and Crimes
of Doris Payne
Kirk Marcolina, Matthew Pond
Best of Fests, 74’
13:00
Publisher Derk Sauer, with
years of experience in Russia
speaks with director Alexander
Gentelev about corruption
and megalomania in Russia
under Putin
Ariel
11:15
The Special Need
Carlo Zoratti
Best of Fests, 84’
Laura Bari
11:30
Happiness
Viva Cuba Libre:
Rap Is War
Marina Goldovskaya
Masters, 71’
Ana Ana
13:45
Corinne van Egeraat, Petr Lom
Tyres
Kyaw Myo Lwin
Dutch Competition, 75’
17:00
Ne Me Quitte Pas
Niels van Koevorden,
Sabine Lubbe Bakker
Feature-Length & Dutch
Competition, 106’
19:30
Jon Bang Carlsen
Masters, 83’
14:45
Oxfam Novib Selection
Light Fly, Fly High
Film screening with Extended
Q&A by Oxfam Novib.
21:00
16:00
Documented
Jose Antonio Vargas
First Appearance Competition, 90’
Rhiannon Stevens O’Sullivan
Student Competition, 21’
13:15
Various directors, 15’
Kitty Green
Pass holders only
12:00
Broadcasting the
End – A Tale About
a Magic Mountain
Eliezer Arias
Panorama, 92’
Jennifer Steinman
Best of Fests, 95’
Best of Fests, 78’
13:30 industry screening
14:00 industry screening
First to Fall
Martijn Payens
Rachel Beth Anderson
Dutch & First App
Appearance
Competition, 47’
First Appearance Competition, 80’
15:15
Jason Cohen
Robert Stone
14:00
Feature-Length Competition, 85’
Pass holders only
17:45
Forest of the
Dancing Spirits
Ivars Seleckis
Best of Fests, 87’
15:30
The Mangoes
15:45
Tonny Trimarsanto
16:00
Emerging Voices from
Southeast Asia, 98’
dinosaurs
Gogol’s Wives Productions
Mid-Length Competition, 60’
16:00
Terra Long
17:30
Panu Saeng-Xuto
Emerging Voices from S.E.
Asia
Asia, DOC U, 20’
#chicagoGirl – The
Social Network Takes
on a Dictator
Student Competition, 60’
An Inconsolable
Memory
18:00
The Irresistible Rise
of Moïse Katumbi
Best of Fests, 90’
18:00
Aryan Kaganof
The Horses of
Fukushima
Feature-Length Competition, 109’
Thierry Michel
Yoju Matsubayashi
Masters, 83’
Panorama, 74’
18:00
18:30
Sopheak Sao
House/Grandparent
Miia Tervo
Student Competition, 25’
15 Attempts
Aliona van der Horst
April Butler, Gillian Hrankowski
Nora Noh
Sung-hee Kim
First Appearance Competition, 93’
Emerging Voices from Southeast Asia, 10’
Joris Postema
The Mulberry House
20:30
Panorama, 65’
Henry Corra, Regina Nicholson
Sara Ishaq
Mid-Length Competition, 58’
Farewell to Hollywood
Feature-Length Competition, 73’
Masters, 70’
Ricardas Marcinkus
Panorama, 19’
American Arab
Mid-Length Competition, 56’
Emerging Voices from S.E. Asia,
Stand-Up Documentary, 13’
Usama Alshaibi
Feature-Length Competition, 123’
Final Destination
Mercedes Sosa, The
Voice of Latin America
22:00
The Humiliated
22:30
Supermensch The
Legend of Shep Gordon
Rodrigo H. Vila
Jesper Jargil
Music Documentary, 93’
Paradocs: Barbara Visser, 83’
Lidia D
Mid-Length Competition, 60’
22:00
Judgment in Hungary
Eszter Hajdú
First Appearance Competition, 104’
Panorama, 84’
22:00
22:15
Shrove Sunday
Dina Barinova
Student Competition, 32’
22:45
Paul Anders Simma
Huijing Xu
Olga – To My Friends
Mothers
Mid-Length Competition, 58’
Best of Fests, 70’
Tuschinski
eYe cinema 2
Brakke grond
Tuschinski
3
expozaal
Brakke grond
Tuschinski
4
rode zaal
Tuschinski 5 other Venues
Tuschinski 6
10:00
Greg Barker
11:0011:00
11:15
Putin’s Games with
Extended Q&A
12:15
The Life and Crimes
of Doris Payne
Kirk Marcolina, Matthew Pond
Best of Fests, 74’
13:0013:00
Publisher Derk Sauer, with
years of experience in Russia
speaks with director Alexander
Gentelev about corruption
and megalomania in Russia
under Putin
11:15
The
Special Need
11:30
Carlo Zoratti
Two at the Border
Best of Fests, 84’
Tuna Kaptan, Felicitas Sonvilla
Student Competition, 30’
Sound of Torture
de munT
Christina Voros
Panorama, 95’
14:30
Viva Cuba Libre:
Rap Is War
9
de munT
10
Mid-Length Competition, 60’
13:45
Tyres
14:00
Kyaw Myo Lwin
Displaced
Perssons
Student
Competition
& Emerging
International children’s
Åsa Blanck,
Voices
from S.E. Johan
Asia, 30’ Palmgren
documentaries: Sunflower Seeds Feature-Length Competition, 81’
Playing with Shadows
and Leaders, 105’
Xiaoyu Niu
Masters, 71’
Mid-Length Competition, 52’
15:45
15:45
Feature-Length Competition, 86’
16:15 Bunskoek speaks with
Daphne
Ai Weiwei The Fake Case Kismet with
Andreas Johnsen
Extended Q&A
Ne Me Quitte Pas
Niels van Koevorden,
Sabine Lubbe Bakker
Feature-Length & Dutch
Competition, 106’
18:00
Nick Read
Best of Fests, 80’
19:0019:00
19:30
Oxfam Novib Selection
Light Fly, Fly High
20:00 Hofseth,
Beathe
Susann
Østigaard
The Visit
20:00
20:00 First
Appearance Competition,
Matej Bobrik
DOC U, 80’
Panorama, 11’
Film screening with Extended
Everything Is Possible
Q&A by Oxfam Novib.
Lidia Duda
Mid-Length Competition, 54’
One Day
September
director
NinainMaria
Paschalidou
Kevin
MacDonald
and
Joke
Hermes.
Based on the Same Story, 91’
Kismet
Berit Madsen
Feature-Length Competition, DOC U, 88’
Dutch Competition, 75’
A
Letter to
General
IdiNelson
Amin Dada
Barbet Schroeder
Mandela
Based onMatabane
the Same Story, 92’
Khalo
Feature-Length
Competition
, 85’ talks
Film critic Nicolas
Rapold
with director Kevin Macdonald
about the portrayal of Ugandan
dictator Idi Amin, in both
General Idi Amin Dada and The
20:30
Scotland.
Last King of Scotland
The Task
First
Appearance
John
Wager Competition, 90’
Stand-Up Documentary, 74’
Berit M
Feature-
23:00
15:00 industry Talk
IDFA Forum
Cross-media
Round Table Pitch
Jon Bang Carlsen
14:30 compagnie - Zuilen ZaalMasters, 83’
14:45IDFA Forum
Jennifer Steinman
Best of Fests, 95’
Social Network Takes
on a 18:45
Dictator
ketelhuis Zaal 1
Joe Piscatella
Kitty Green
Broadcasting the
End – A Tale About
a Magic Mountain
Pussy Versus Putin
Gogol’s Wives Productions
Mid-Length Competition, 60’
20:30
Gaël Mocaër
Student Competition, 25’
First Appearance Competition, 80’
Aliona van der Horst
Dutch Competition, 50’
Nora Noh
The Irresistible Rise
of Moïse Katumbi
An Inconsolable
Memory
Aryan Kaganof
Feature-Length Competition, 109’
Thierry Michel
Kevin MacDonald
Panorama, 65’
Henry Corra, Regina Nicholson
The Wild Years
The Humiliated
Ventura Durall
Demonstration
22:45
Masters, 70’
Ricardas
Javier Polo
Marcinkus
Final
Europe
Destination
in 8 Bits
Student
Music Documentary
Competition, 75’
, 65’
FC Rwanda
20:30
22:00
Based on the Same Story, 121’
22:30
20:00
The Mulberry House
Feature-Length Competition, 73’
22:30
Supermensch The
Legend of Shep Gordon
Dutch Competition, 102’
22:00
Jesper Jargil
Paradocs: Barbara Visser, 83’
Arti et Amicitiae 10:30 – 12:00
Pass holders
only
Docs for
Sale Meet the Professionals
For the third year in a row, Docs for Sale is organizing “Meet
the Pros,” which allows Docs for Sale participants to register
15-minute
meetings with various professionals. These
11:15forindustry
screening
offer advice on general matters and answer specific
Menexperts
with Balls
questions.
Participants can book meetings with sales agents,
Kristóf Kovács
festival
programmers
and TV buyers.
First Appearance Competition, 68’
Docs for Sale pass holders only
Pass holders only
Farewell to Hollywood
Tuschinski VIP Lounge 16:00
16:00– 16:30
Hi-TEA with Ally & Peter’s
dinosaurs
Friends
An extended daily discussionTerra
with Long
a special or secret guest,
Panorama
, 12’friends of filmmaker
hosted by IDFA director Ally Derks
and
Peter Wintonick.
Zelim’s Confession
Natalia
Arti et Amicitiae 17:00 – 18:00 Mikhaylova
On behalf of NPO/RNW Sales, EYE International, Films Transit,
Master
of the Universe
Autlook Filmsales, CAT&Docs, Rise and Shine and South African
Marc Bauder
Delegation IDFA has the pleasure of inviting all Docs for Sale
Best of Fests, 90’
and IDFA Forum attendees to the Docs for Sale Happy Hour in
18:00
the Docs for Sale Lounge in Arti
et Amicitiae.
De Kroon 18:00 – 19:30 The Horses of
Guests Meet Guests Fukushima
Yoju Matsubayashi
Erwin Wagenhofer
Feature-Length Competition, 107’
Khalo Matabane
American Arab
Usama Alshaibi
Mid-Length Competition, 56’
Feature-Length Competition, 85’
Pass holders only
14:00
Emerging Voices from
Southeast Asia, 98’
Panoram
15:45
16:00
Ai We
Andrea
Feature-
daIlY serVICes
Schiller Kleine Salon 10:00 – 17:00
First Aid Doc Clinic
Documentary experts Jannie Langbroek
and Marijke Rawie answer your questions
about all aspects of the documentary
industry, from distribution to financing,
and from co-productions to festival
strategy. See Program Guide p. 12.
18:30
Admission for all pass holders
Two Girls Against
17:00
18:00
18:00
The C
Nick R
Best of F
the Rain
Sopheak Sao
Emerging Voices from Southeast Asia, 11’
Menstrual Man
19:00
Amit Virmani
Schiller Salon 10:00 – 23:00
IDFA Writing Room
20:30
Workspace for all accredited guests. WiFi
Chocolate Comedy
connection and computers available.
20:00
for all pass holders
Emerging Voices from Admission
S.E. Asia,
Stand-Up Documentary, 13’
20:00
The V
Matej
Panoram
Every
Chairun Nissa
Lidia D
21:00
Mid-Leng
Mid-Length Competition, 60’
22:00
Judgment in Hungary
Eszter Hajdú
First Appearance Competition, 104’
22:00
22:15
Shrove Sunday
Dina Barinova
Student Competition, 32’
22:45
Paul Anders Simma
Huijing Xu
Olga – To My Friends
Mothers
Mid-Length Competition, 58’
Best of Fests, 70’
22:15
Sepid
for th
Berit M
Feature-
23:00
24:00
24:00
24:00
1:00 1:00
1:00
International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam
Christi
Tonislav Hristov
21:45
Panorama, 84’
The D
Evolu
Tonny Trimarsanto
Soul Food Stories
Mike Myers
13:30
Best of Fests, 63’
The Queen
Panorama, 19’
Feature-Length Competition, 123’
Music Documentary, 93’
12:00
A Letter to Nelson
Mandela
20:00
Manuel Abramovich
Dutch Competition, 57’
Rodrigo H. Vila
11:00
The Mangoes
Best of Fests, 87’
Joris Postema
Mercedes Sosa, The
Voice of Latin America
10:00
15:30
Land of Promise
René Roelofs, Paul Scheffer
First Appearance Competition, 68’
15:00
Pandora’s Promise
Alphabet
Phuong
Interactieve
Thao
showcase
Dong, 10’of three
Sung-hee Kim
game-changing,
Father
Figuresplayable
First Appearance Competition, 93’
documentaries,
including
17000
April
Butler, Gillian
Hrankowski
Islands, Type:Rider
Mid-Length
Competitionand
, 58’ the
NFB’s Fort McMoney,
one of the
Introduction
and extended
most by
ambitious
documentary
Q&A
Sunny Bergman.
games ever made. Part of
Interactive Reality organized
with De Brakke Grond.
21:15 ketelhuis Zaal 1
14:00 industry screening
Exchange ideas at the daily cocktail
hour!
Panorama, 74’
Hosted by ARTE.
During this Guests Meet Guests reception, ARTE will be
treating you to drinks.
See Program Guide p. 124.
19:30Admission for all pass holders
Masters, 83’
Azharr Rudin
Sara Ishaq
Morvarid Peyda,
Mehrdad Ahmadpour
Student Competition, 60’
House/Grandparent
Emerging Voices from Southeast Asia, 10’
09:45 industry screening
17:15Docs for Sale Happy Hour
19:45
20:15
9:00
Pass holders only
Robert Stone
Panorama, 23’
eYe
13:00
First Appearance Competition, 80’
Jason Cohen
Facing Fear
8:00
13:30 industry screening
Rachel Beth Anderson
15:15
17:30
18:00
melkweg
rabozaal
Feature-Length Competition, 87’
First to Fall
15:15
Dutch Competition, 114’
VPRO
DocLab
Extra:
Live:
Grandfather
Playing with Reality
Best of Fests, 78’
Dutch & First Appearance
Competition, 47’
Peter Lataster, Petra
Lataster-Czisch
20:00
Talal Derki
Ukraine Is Not a Brothel
Martijn Payens
AwakeCompetition,
in a Bad
Dream
First Appearance
DOC
U, 74’
Masters, 102’
11:45 industry screening
Arti et Amicitiae 12:00 –Return
14:00 to Homs
13:15
17:15
A 45 min rough cut of Ballet Boys
Consider
17:45will be presented. See PG p.135.Panu Saeng-Xuto
Docs
Forest
offor
theSale Acq. & IDFA Emerging Voices from S.E.
ForumSpirits
pass holders only Asia, DOC U, 20’
Dancing
Linda Västrik
#chicagoGirl – The
First Appearance Competition, 104’
Best of Fests, 86’
Various directors, 15’
Emerging Voices from Southeast Asia, 55’
IDFA Forum Work in
Progress Screening
From November 22-27, breakfast will end at 10:00 to allow
time for a short informal presentation introducing various
sales agents, commissioning editors, film funds and festival
programmers. This is an opportunity to meet and greet your
fellow documentary professionals.
11:15Admission for all pass holders
Kids Round
& DocsTable
4 Pitch
Panorama, 92’
Ivars
Seleckis
Panorama
, 123’
15 Attempts
Victor Kossakovsky,
32 Students
Just the Right
Amount of Violence
Feature-Length Competition, 70’
Breakfast Talk
13:15
Kavich Neang
Jaime Roldós
Capitalism
at
Lisandra I. Rivera,
Crossroad
Street
Manolo Sarmiento
Annelies Kruk
The Last King
of Scotland
Agnes Sós
5 projects
will be pitched
International
children’s
docuin an Farewell
intimateMy
setting
for
In this genre specific pitch mentaries:
School,
an audience
potential
session, 5 cross-media projects
The Barrel,
The Redof
Carpet
and
15:30
15:30
financiers.
Best practices from social issue
will be pitched in an intimateThe Sumo
Wrestler’s Son, 105’
Gaddafi
One setting
Minute
documentary film campaigns.
forfor
an audience of
15:45
IDFA Forum pass holders only
Panu
Aree, Kaweenipon
See Program
Guide p. 122.
potential financiers.
Conductors
The Silence of the Flies
Ketprasit, Kong Rithdee
Esteban,
Elena
Admission for all pass holders AngelIDFA
Forum
passGoatelli
holders only
Eliezer Arias
Emerging Voices from Southeast Asia, 23’ Music Documentary, 87’
The Future of Outreach
and Engagement
Desert Runners
18:00
The Death of
18:15
Student Competition, 21’
Days at the Lennon Park
13:45
13
EYE International is pleased to offer lunch for all Docs for Sale
pass holders.
Pass holders only
Docs for Sale pass holders only
The Brick
Stream of Love
de munT
Barre’s Silence
De Kroon 10:00 - 10:30
Docs for Sale Lunch
Feature-Length Competition, 80’
17:00 compagnie - kleine Zaal
Santra
20:45 and the
Talking
The CoalTrees
Miner’s Day
Miia Tervo
Rhiannon Stevens O’Sullivan
Life Almost Wonderful
13:30
Documented
Comedy Warriors:
Jose
Antonio
Vargas Humor Where I Go
Healing
Through
17:45
Journalist and film critic Gawie
Keyser speaks with director
Khalo Matabane about the
mythical
19:00 Nelson Mandela.
Svetoslav Draganov
14:30 compagnie - kleine Zaal
17:30
21:45
Journey
22:15 to Jah
Noël Dernesch,
Sepideh
– Reaching
Moritz
Springer
for the
Stars, 90’
Music
Documentary
Corinne van Egeraat, Petr Lom
Mid-Length Competition, 52’
Dutch Competition, 45’
22:00
16:00
Ana Ana
Nina Maria Paschalidou
A Letter to Nelson
Mandela with
Extended Q&A
Joris Ivens, Marceline
Loridan-Ivens
Rithy Panh’s Top 10, 78’
13:30
The
Art of
14:00
Observing
Kids & DocsLife
5
Marina Goldovskaya
11:15
Joris Ivens, Marceline
Loridan-Ivens
Music Documentary, DOC U, 74’
18:00
18:00 The Condemned
20
Sepid
for th
IDFA Filmmakers Breakfast
IDFA guided tour (90 minutes) in Stedelijk Museum focuses on
Ashes
InRealLife
the question how other art forms deal with the representation
Idrissa Guiro, Mélanie Pavy
Beeban Kidron
or IDFA Box Office.
11:45of reality. Tickets only via www.idfa.nl
First Appearance Competition, 74’
A Tale of the Wind
Alexander Gentelev
13:45
[email protected]
11:45
Rithy Panh’s Top 10, 20’
12
Kickstart your day at the IDFA Filmmakers Breakfast. Meet your
fellow filmmakers and IDFA staff over coffee and croissants.
The IDFA Filmmakers Breakfasts are presented by Gaiam TV.
Filmmakers and producers with IDFA selected films and
accredited press are invited.
Stedelijk Museum 11:00 – 12:30
The Football Incident
Masters, 75’
de munT
IDFA’s new media program DocLab and arts centre De Brakke
Grond present an exhibition about documentary storytelling
in the age of the interface. With installations, digital street art
and interactive stories you can touch.
Reflecting on Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Take One, one of Visser’s
picks for the Making of Movies program, her installation offers
an investigation into a contemporary interpretation of the
principles behind this rediscovered documentary classic.
Laura Bari
First Appearance Competition, 93’
11
De Kroon 8:30 – 10:00
Barbara Visser Take 0: The Making
of Symbiopsychotaxiplasm
Ariel
de munT
Brakke Grond Witte Zaal & Foyer 10:00 - 23:00
Brakke Grond Tuinzaal 10:00 – 23:00
11:00
Putin’s Games
Jesse Acevedo
16:45
23:0023:00
9 Projects will be pitched for
the gathered financiers and
other delegates.
IDFA Forum pass holders only
Feature-Length Competition, 90’
The Director: An
Evolution in Three Acts
22:00
22:00
A unique networking event
bringing together some of
the worlds leading experts in
interactive documentary storytelling, as well as a selection
of new media talents from the
Netherlands and Belgium. The
Interactive Talent Summit is
part of the Interactive Reality
Lab, initiated by De Brakke
Grond, iDrops and IDFA DocLab,
in collaboration with the
11:30
Netherlands Film Fund.
See Program Guide p. 141.
Happiness
Thomas Balmès
IDFA Forum
Central Pitch
Keren Shayo
13:30
21:0021:00
09:00 compagnie - grote Zaal
Maandag 25 noveMber
Based on the Same Story, 103’
17:0017:00
09:00
Interactive Talent
Summit
10:00
10:00 Manhunt
16:00
16:00
22:15
1:00
Tuschinski
eYe cinema 1
Exhibition: Interactive Reality
15:0015:00
Mid-Leng
24:00
9:009:00
14:00
14:00
Matej
Every
21:00
1:00
12:00
12:00
The V
Panoram
Chairun Nissa
24:00
8:008:00
20:00
Tonislav Hristov
Mike Myers
Student Competition, 65’
20:30
Chocolate Comedy
21:45
Ventura Durall
22:45
Dutch Competition, 57’
20:00
The Queen
Soul Food Stories
The Wild Years
Demonstration
Best of Fests, 63’
20:00
Manuel Abramovich
Introduction and extended
Q&A by Sunny Bergman.
Dutch Competition, 50’
22:30
Feature-Length Competition, 107’
FC Rwanda
Nick R
Amit Virmani
Erwin Wagenhofer
20:00
Azharr Rudin
The C
19:00
Menstrual Man
Alphabet
19:45
20:15
18:00
Best of F
Two Girls Against
the Rain
Emerging Voices from Southeast Asia, 11’
Father Figures
Feature-
Marc Bauder
19:30
Phuong Thao Dong, 10’
Andrea
17:00
Master of the Universe
First Appearance Competition, DOC U, 74’
Santra and the
Talking Trees
Ai We
Panorama, 12’
17:15
Consider
Joe Piscatella
Masters, 102’
20:30
Panoram
Natalia Mikhaylova
First Appearance Competition, 104’
VPRO Extra:
Grandfather
Christi
15:00
Pandora’s Promise
Pussy Versus Putin
The D
Evolu
Khalo Matabane
Pass holders only
15:15
Panorama, 23’
13:30
A Letter to Nelson
Mandela
Zelim’s Confession
Linda Västrik
Capitalism at
Crossroad Street
13:00
Ukraine Is Not a Brothel
Emerging Voices from Southeast Asia, 55’
22:00
Victor Kossakovsky,
32 Students
13:15
Facing Fear
15:45
The Silence of the Flies
Music Documentary, 87’
20:00
The Task
First Appearance Competition, 68’
Feature-Length Competition, 87’
Kavich Neang
Desert Runners
18:15
22:00
23:00
Where I Go
International children’s documentaries: Farewell My School,
The Barrel, The Red Carpet and
The Sumo Wrestler’s Son, 105’
Angel Esteban, Elena Goatelli
Feature-Length Competition, 85’
Dutch Competition, 45’
Music Documentary, 90’
Emerging Voices from Southeast Asia, 23’
Khalo Matabane
20:30
Return to Homs
Talal Derki
17:15
17:45
Annelies Kruk
Noël Dernesch,
Moritz Springer
Panu Aree, Kaweenipon
Ketprasit, Kong Rithdee
One Minute for
Conductors
17:30
Days at the Lennon Park
22:00 Journey to Jah
15:30
Gaddafi
Beathe Hofseth,
Susann Østigaard
First Appearance Competition,
DOC U, 80’
11:45 industry screening
Best of Fests, 86’
Kids & Docs 4
Mid-Length Competition, 52’
A Letter to Nelson
Mandela
First Appearance Competition, 74’
11:00
Men with Balls
Pass holders only
Just the Right
Amount of Violence
Feature-Length Competition, 70’
Nina Maria Paschalidou
Journalist and film critic Gawie
Keyser speaks with director
Khalo Matabane about the
mythical Nelson Mandela.
19:00
20:00
Agnes Sós
Playing with Shadows
Kismet
A Letter to Nelson
Mandela with
Extended Q&A
18:00
Kristóf Kovács
InRealLife
Feature-Length Competition, 80’
13:45
Student Competition & Emerging
Voices from S.E. Asia, 30’
15:30
16:45
Beeban Kidron
The Brick
Stream of Love
Mid-Length Competition, 52’
Daphne Bunskoek speaks with
director Nina Maria Paschalidou
and Joke Hermes.
Svetoslav Draganov
Life Almost Wonderful
Rithy Panh’s Top 10, 78’
15:45
16:00
11:45
Joris Ivens, Marceline
Loridan-Ivens
13:30
Music Documentary, DOC U, 74’
Kismet with
Extended Q&A
11:15 industry screening
Idrissa Guiro, Mélanie Pavy
Joris Ivens, Marceline
Loridan-Ivens
Xiaoyu Niu
Jesse Acevedo
11:15
A Tale of the Wind
Feature-Length Competition, 90’
14:30
11:45
Rithy Panh’s Top 10, 20’
Alexander Gentelev
The Art of
Observing Life
11:15
Ashes
The Football Incident
Masters, 75’
Putin’s Games
13:45
15:00
First Appearance Competition, 93’
Thomas Balmès
13:30
14:00
10:00

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