Fund supported films at IDFA 2021

Fund supported films at IDFA 2021

It is here: International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam kicks off! This year, there are more than 30 Dutch documentaries selected to be screened, with many having their world premieres.

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Opening film Four Journeys

Four Journeys, which opens IDFA as a world premiere in the new Envision Competition, sees Dutch-based Chinese filmmaker Louis Hothothot take a deep dive into his own family history. It is a fraught and complicated venture. His parents made huge sacrifices on his behalf. In order even to have him, they were going against the strict “one child policy” then in force in the country. His father’s career suffered hugely as a result. Read the SEE NL interview with Louis Hothothot here

The following titles selected for IDFA received support from the Netherlands Film Fund or the Netherlands Film Production Incentive:

International Competition

A Thousand Fires - Saeed Taji Farouky

Turn Your Body to the Sun*,***  - Aliona van der Horst

Envision Competition

Darkness There and Nothing More*,** - Tea Tupajic

Four Journeys*,**  - Louis Hothothot

Housewitz* - Oeke Hoogendijk

O, Collecting Eggs Despite the Times*,*** - Pim Zwier

The Mirror and the Window* - Diego Gutiérrez

Focus: The Future Tense

I'm So Sorry - Zhao Liang

IDFA DocLab Competition for Immersive Non-Fiction

[Posthuman Wombs] - Anna Fries, Malu Peeters

Disarmed - Alexandra Barancova, Jae Perris, Luna Maurer, Roel Wouters

Symbiosis - Marcel van Brakel, Mark Meeuwenoord

IDFA DocLab Liminal Reality

[Posthuman Wombs] - Anna Fries, Malu Peeters

Disarmed - Alexandra Barancova, Jae Perris, Luna Maurer, Roel Wouters

Symbiosis - Marcel van Brakel, Mark Meeuwenoord

The Miracle Basket - Abner Preis

IDFA DocLab Spotlight

The Miracle Basket - Abner Preis

IDFA Competition for Youth Documentary

Shabu* - Shamira Raphaëla

Luminous

Jason* - Maasje Ooms

Prince of Muck - Cindy Jansen

Frontlight

The Treasures of Crimea - Oeke Hoogendijk

Best of Fests

In Flow of Words - Eliane Esther Bots

I'm So Sorry - Zhao Liang

Looking For Horses - Stefan Pavlovic

Three Minutes - A Lengthening***  - Bianca Stigter

*Nominated Best Dutch Film

**Nominated Best First Feature

***Nominated Beeld&Geluid ReFrame Award

Thursday 25 november the Awards Ceremony will take place at the Compagnietheater and you can attend by watching the livestream here

Click here to see the SEE NL online catalogue where you can find the complete line-up and the screening schedule!