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Movie memories, by Siraj Syed--The Bourne Supremacy (2004): Supreme racy

Movie memories, by Siraj Syed--The Bourne Supremacy (2004): Supreme racy As I write this flashback review, five Jason Bourne films have been released, of which The Bourne Supremacy was the second. The lead character and plot premises are all based on the milieu created by Robert Ludlum’s action-thriller novels about CIA agent Jason Bourne and the Agency’s use of his skills in executing murderous missions, after subjecting him to drug-induced psychogenic amnesia. This one begins t...

PLEIN LES YEUX - Frans Film Festival

PLEIN LES YEUX – Frans Film Festival is an annual event dedicated to French cinema and culture, founded in Amsterdam (the Netherlands) in 2015. Through French and French-speaking cinema, culture and language, PLEIN LES YEUX aims to widening cultural offer, knowledge and education in the Netherlands, and connecting different people  and reinforcing their understanding and appreciation in the Netherlands.The festival collaborates with institutions, associations, schools and universities, companies and people sharing these objectives.

The first edition of PLEIN LES YEUX – Frans Film Festival is held from 3 to 7 June 2015 at the FilmHallen in Amsterdam.

Illuminade the Walking Route in Amsterdam dec 12...

          When Henk Jan Buchel and Vincent Horbach organized the first canal parade, Christmas Eve 2009, they knew that light could be a fairytale in the wintery scene of Amsterdam. In 2010, Felix Guttmann continued to build in this initiative, together with them. In 2010, Felix Guttmann continued to build in this initiative, together with them He chose a light image that would enrich the city for a longer period of time, without causing nuisance, a...

Finding The Normal In Amsterdam???

    Amsterdam has a rather valid reputation as a refuge for the not completely normal. Misfits from across the continent and across the seas find the city's open nature and history of tolerance a welcoming invitation. So, when an Amsterdam institution like IDFA, the International Documentary Festival Amsterdam, announces a program entitled "Not Normal", the mind only boggles. In fact, one of the key themes at this year's Festival is the theme of unconventionality ...

Dancing under Crossfire

This is a trailer for the documentary film 'Dancing Under Crossfire' by Hayder Helo. If you are interested in the film and its developments, please drop us a line at

OBITUARY: Wouter Barendrecht, 1965 - 2009

IDFA is deeply saddened to hear that Wouter Barendrecht, founder and co-chairman of international sales and production company Fortissimo Films, passed away suddenly at the age of 43.

NEWS: JVF Selection February 2009

The Jan Vrijman Fund has concluded the first selection round of 2009 with the selection of 21 new projects from amongst others Mali, Sri Lanka, Bolivia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Iran.

NEWS: Mohammad Ehsani Imprisoned In Iran

Arrested by the Iranian government in July 2008, filmmaker Mohammad Ehsani has been imprisoned for almost a year. Ehsani's award-winning documentaries deal with critical social issues in Iran.

SUNDANCE 2009: IDFA Congratulates

In January, several documentary makers familiar to the IDFA audience were awarded at Sundance 2009. IDFA is pleased to congratulate Kim Longinotto, Havana Marking and Anders Østergaard.

BACKGROUND: Critical Stage

Do we need movie critics? US newspapers and magazines increasingly think not. In recent years, many of the most celebrated film reviewers in the US have either retired or lost their jobs.

IDFA TV: IDFA dances the night away

Also, watch the report on the FORUM and see the results of the Any Media workshop. Watch IDFA TV on the homepage or following this link.

BACKGROUND: Necrobusiness

On one level, 'Necrobusiness' is an amusing account of how three business partners fall out when their business strategy goes awry. On another, it is a terrifying tale of murder, blackmail, and ultimately betrayal.

BACKGROUND: Kids grow (up) at IDFA

IDFA’s Kids and Docs sidebar, showcasing international documentaries made for children aged eight to thirteen, has gone from strength to strength this year, with sell-out screenings most afternoons.

BACKGROUND: Kill Your Darlings

Which sequences enhance your documentary and which ones eventually do not work? In this section, filmmakers show a treasured scene that did not make it to the final film.

Final Impressions of Amsterdam..........

Tuesday, December 4----As the 19th edition of the International Documentary Film Festival (IDFA) is now history, this attendee is left with these final impressions of Amsterdam..... Sandy Mandelberger Online Festival Dailies Editor ...

Night Views of Amsterdam

Tuesday, November 28----With Amsterdam experiencing a rare warm wave in late November, and with Christmas lights and decorations going up all over the city, the beauty of this special place, especially at night, is pleasing to the eye and warming to the soul. A few impressions..... ...

Alan Berliner Is Festival's Special Guest

Innovative American documentary filmmaker Alan Berliner will be a Special Guest of the International Documentary Filmfestival Amsterdam (idfa), the leading showcase and market for non-fiction film. The Festival, which brings together film, television and industry professionals, as well as a local enthusiastic audience, opens on November 23 in the beautiful city of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Berliner has been chosen as a Master of Documentary and will give a special lecture on his varied film...

IDFA Focuses On International Documentary Renaissance

Amsterdam At Night Monday, October 30----The International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, one of the most prestigious film events devoted to the non-fiction form, will take place this year from November 23 to December 3, 2006 in the beautiful city of Amsterdam in The Netherlands. Known for its acronym of IDFA, the Festival brings together filmmakers, buyers, programmers, critics and the general public in a mix of professional and audience events that highlight the trends and accomplishme...


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