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200 docus set for Dutch fest

Iranian cinema highlighted, Apted to present personal faves

The 13th annual Intl. Documentary Filmfestival Amsterdam will unspool 200 films in the Dutch capital Nov. 22-30.

Michael Apted, whose “Me and Isaac Newton” screened at last year’s event, has been chosen to present his personal top 10 documentaries list. He follows previous presenters Werner Herzog, Krzysztof Kieslowski, Barbara Kopple, D.A. Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

This year’s fest will spotlight Iranian docu cinema with a section of recent films in addition to daily competition screenings, seminars and special events. IDFA 1999 drew more than 63,000.

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