24 Nov-4 Dec 2005. The 18th edition of the International Documentary Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) presents hundreds of films offering new and penetrating insights from around the world. The festival is divided into various competitions and special sections, including a retrospective dedicated to legendary French filmmaker and photographer Raymond Depardon and Green Screen, comprising 17 recent documentaries exploring the tensions in mans relationship to the environment. A number of documentaries and debates are dedicated to terrorism, in an in-depth analysis of the way the new media and international terrorism feed off one another. There are also master-classes, seminars and workshops for film students and anyone interested in documentary filmmaking. Guest of honour is Dutch/Palestinian filmmaker Hany Abu-Assad (Paradise Now, 2005), whose ten favourite documentaries will also be screened. This years festival opens with Sisters In Law (England, 2005), which explores the work of two women, one the public prosecutor and the other the judge, in a small town in Cameroon. Admission 7.50 for a single ticket, 65.00 for a ten-ticket card. Doccers festival pass 65.00. Talk of the Day at 22.00 will host interviews with filmmakers from the Netherlands and abroad.
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All over central Amsterdam. For details of times and venues see the IDFA website in Dutch and English. Tel. +31 (0) 206273329, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.