The modern-day Ukraine depicted by "Almost Holy" is a place of such individual, familial, institutional and moral degradation that it appears on the verge of apocalyptic collapse.
Provocative doc examines why those in need aren't always thankful for giving — and what can be done to better improve their situation.
Polish director Jerzy Sladkowski won the VPRO IDFA Award for best feature-length documentary (€12,500) for his film "Don Juan." Described by the festival programmers as raising questions "about the…
Submarine Entertainment and distribution company NonStop Entertainment have joined forces to launch NonStop Submarine, a Scandi-based documentary label. NonStop Submarine will distribute between 10…
In the space of just four years, Prague-based rough-cut workshop DOK.Incubator has become a vital presence in the world of documentary filmmaking. Taking just eight projects a year, the company…
The DocLab Expo at IDFA this year offers a whole array of experiences. In Marcel Brakel and Frederik Duerinck's "Famous Deaths" you are put into an isolation box where you are invited to hear and…
"Let's say I always have subjects that are very difficult to realize in film," says David Bernet. "That’s my personal challenge. I like subjects that are impossible to make a film out of." The…
Australian-born artist, war photographer, filmmaker and humanitarian George Gittoes arrived in Amsterdam hard on the heels of winning the Sydney Peace Prize for making a "significant contribution to…
When Amer Daoud and Raghda Hassan fell in love, they were both serving time in prison. He was a Palestinian freedom fighter and she a Syrian revolutionary.
All screenings of a new documentary portrait of Eagles of Death Metal frontman Jesse "the Devil" Hughes have been canceled at the Intl. Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam. It was announced Thursday…
According to Errol Morris, "If you leave people alone and don't interrupt them, within three or four minutes, they'll show you just how crazy they really are."