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Berlinale Journeys to Latin America With 2015’s NATIVe Indigenous Cinema Program

Berlinale Journeys to Latin America With 2015’s NATIVe Indigenous Cinema Program

The Berlinale special series on Indigenous cinema is continuing its journey with Latin America the focus of this year’s film programme, featuring 18 fictional and documentary films made between 1986 and 2014. The series will open with the stunning documentary Eco de la Montaña (Echo of the Mountain, 2014) by Mexican director and cinematographer Nicholás

Dispatches from IDFA 2014: Day 7 – 12

The final days of IDFA 2014 brought a live cinema event in the DocLab series presenting some of the most remarkable multimedia projects and storytellers from the Lowlands, in collaboration with the Dutch Cultural Media Fund. Visual artist Jan Rothuizen and multimedia journalist Martijn van Tol world premiered Refugee Republic; designer Daniel Disselkoen encouraged us to rediscover familiar

Dispatches from IDFA 2014: Days 1-6

IDFA 2014 officially opened on Wednesday, November 19 in the jam-packed main hall Amsterdam’s beautiful Tuschinski  cinema. At the opening ceremony, two awards were handed out: Sjoerd Oostrik received the €125,000 Mediafonds Documentary Award towards the realisation of his film Hier is het nooit stil, a plan developed during the IDFA-Mediafonds Workshop. Documentary filmmaker Jessica Gorter received the €50,000

10 Films to Watch at IDFA 2014

Every year IDFA presents the best documentaries, selected from a wide topical range. This selection is made ​​on the basis of certain clear criteria. In short, the IDFA looks for documentaries that are stylistically interesting or innovative, socially relevant and who manage to clearly communicate with their audiences. This will be the first year we will attend

Turkish Drama ‘Winter Sleep’ Wins Palme D’or at Cannes 2014

‘Winter Sleep‘ by Turkish director Nuri Bilge Ceylan, took the Palme d’Or in the Cannes Film festival closing ceremony this past Saturday night. The film is a Chekhovian drama about an isolated actor dealing with marital breakdown in the mountains. Turkish director receives the award, handed out by director Quentin Tarantino and actress Uma Thurman. Proper choice

67th Festival de Cannes Jury Announced

The New Zealand director, producer and screenwriter Jane Campion, winner of the Palme d’or for The Piano, will be the President of the Jury of the 67th Festival de Cannes. Cannes has always sought to adopt a universal and international approach, and in tune with this tradition, Campion will be surrounded by eight luminaries of world cinema,

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