From 9-20 November, Amsterdam once again becomes the documentary capital of the world! The International Documentary Filmfestival Amsterdam (IDFA) honours its 35th edition with variety and centering social involvement; Intimate portraits, harrowing histories and inspiring voices… You can find it all in IDFA’s programming. Scroll down to read about our recommendations!
Weiterstadt’s annual celebration of queer cinema is ready for take-off! From 3 to 16 November, you can enjoy plenty of short and feature films in the Kommunales Kino Weiterstadt. With their selection, Queer Filmfest aims to “encourage the dialogue about acceptance and equal rights, but also point out injustices and discriminations existing around the globe.” Need some help picking out what to watch? Check our tips below!
Belgium’s largest film festival is in full swing! For its 49th edition, Film Fest Gent has a special focus on South Korean cinema. Festival visitors are in for a treat with the luscious programming that brings forth! Of course, the festival traditionally ends with the famous World Soundtrack Awards ceremony. What to watch? Lukas Dhont’s Close proved itself a worthy festival opener, but there is plenty more to experience. Read all about it below!
Starting from today, the Nederlands Film Festival (NFF) will hold a 10-day celebration of Dutch film and visual culture. The city of Utrecht thus becomes a true hub for cinema fan, talent and professional alike! You can (of course) attend film screenings, but you can also enter Storyspace. There are industry talks, conferences, parties… Simply no reason not to make your way to the NFF!
Several continents might separate us, but that doesn’t make us any less excited about the fantastic programme of NZIFF! Starting July 28th in Auckland, the festival runs throughout various cities until the 31st of August. With a programme ranging from Māori and Pasifika shorts to Cannes favourites, there’s something for everyone. Whether based in Tauranga or Dunedin, make your way to the New Zealand International Film Festival!
No, this is not another opinion piece on The Future of Film Festivals. Instead, we want to look at how festivals currently connect and collaborate with filmmakers and audiences. Is hybridity still the way to go?
Oerol 2022 is almost starting! Every June, the island of Terschelling in the Wadden Sea is transformed for ten days into a unique natural stage for theatre, dance, art installations, and music. Oerol’s 41st year looks very promising and we are beyond proud that Oerol is the first theatre festival in the Netherlands that works with Fiona.