One of the largest in its genre and arguably the most prestigious documentary film festival out there, IDFA is back and ready to take over the Dutch capital in all its glory. The 27th edition of this mind-blowing event will be held from November 19 to November 30 and it promises, once gain, to premiere unseen gems and exceptional screenings of the documentary scene.
What once started as a small-scaled docu festival to promote creative documentaries has grown into an eleven-day film blast and the world’s leading festival in the genre. Held annually since 1988, IDFA welcomes doc lovers, produces and insiders form all over the globe to celebrate the art of documentary filming, making and watching. A unique factor of IDFA and something that makes it stand out internationally is its focus on creative documentaries. Since its beginnings, IDFA has promoted creativity within documentary making, supporting documentaries that are emphatically engaging. The goal is to highlight cinematically intriguing and captivating films and by doing so, forcing the viewer to reflect, question and react to each movie. With this set of mind, The International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam has climbed up the ladder and become the crème de la crème of politically, culturally and socially loaded films.
Spread all over the city, IDFA screens its 250 plus films in several locations, cinemas and institutions such as Pathé City Theatre, the Filmmuseum, Paradiso, Arti et Amicitiae among many other places. IDFA welcomes nearly 120,000 visitors each year and screenings are often completely sold out. Packed theatres are indeed very usual for this event, but no wonder, since we are talking, after all, about the mother of documentary film festivals and an entire platform for docu makers and lovers to watch, reflect and network within the festival circuit.
IDFA 2014 will be held November 19 -30.
See more at: http://www.idfa.nl/nl.aspx