Magazine article Screen International

IDFA Forum Includes New Projects from Shamir, Ostergaard

Magazine article Screen International

IDFA Forum Includes New Projects from Shamir, Ostergaard

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Programme expands to include work in progress screenings.

IDFA's international co-finance market the IDFA Forum will host 58 projects Nov 19-21.

The selections include new works from Renzo Martens (Episode 3-Enjoy Poverty), Seung-Jun Yi (Planet of Snail), Johan Grimonprez (Double Take), Anders Ostergaard [pictured] (Burma VJ), and Yoav Shamir (Checkpoint).

Directors and producers will present documentary projects to commissioning editors and other international financiers.

A new initiative this year is work in progress screenings to show rough edits. Two of those are previously supported by the IDFA Fund: Powerless by by Fahad Mustafa and Deepti Kakkar, and The Dream of Shahrazad by François Verster.The IDFA Forum has financial support from the MEDIA Programme and the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science.

The 58 projects in the 2012 IDFA Forum are (descriptions provided by the festival):

19891989 offers new insight into the high-risk political game that lead to the fall of the Wall by visiting the secret rooms where battles are fought and history made.

24 Hour Jerusalem OnlineExploring the multiscreen creative potential (computer, tablet, phone) of the TV documentary 24 hours Jerusalem through nonlinear contents and interactive tools for communication amongst viewers or...

A Gentrification ProgramThe film documents Renzo Martens' efforts to launch a process in Congo, whereby the production of art will lead to gentrification. Plantationworkers-turned-artists will be guided producing...

Back to the SquareWhen 27 year old Nada was at the Tahrir square she discovered that freedom was possible. Now she is trying to transfer the experiences into real life.

Beauty and RuinIn the centre of a dying city, surrounded by jaw-dropping poverty, sits the Detroit Institute of Art, struggling to survive and prove that art matters.

Beyond the Bolex1920's Geneva, prolific inventor Jacques Bolsey put motion-picture cameras into amateur filmmakers hands with the Bolex camera. Decades later, the life of the mysterious Renaissance man is...

Bikes vs Cars - War TimeThe Bicycle, an amazing tool to change the world. Activists and cities all over the world are moving towards a new system. But will the economic powers allow it?

Borsalino CityThe story of the most popular hat in the world; from the factory where it was conceived in a small Italian town, to the glamorous world of Hollywood.

BrakelessThrough a fatal train crash and its aftermath, Brakeless considers fundamental aspects of Japanese society - punctuality and punishment.

Commodity TradersA groundbreaking documentary investigating those behind the high stakes global commodity markets: commodity traders, from the Chicago Board of Trade to Brazilian sugarcane fields, Geneva's...

Cooper's ChallengeSerbia and Kosovo's border dispute is Europe's last territorial conflict and must be solved. It's chief negotiator Robert Cooper's challenge and the stakes are high.

Crossing the Bering StraitAn unlikely American duo join forces with Russian and Korean visionaries in their quest to link the United States and Russia via the Bering Strait.

Da TongA Chinese mayor's mission to save his city uncovers the secrets workings of China's Communist Party.

Embracing the DeadForensic expert Joergen finds himself in a moral dilemma when he is to examine a group of "living" Iraqi civilians who might have been subjected to torture.

E-TEAMDramatic and crucial, the E-TEAM follows the intense and courageous work of three intrepid human rights workers on the frontlines of identifying international human rights abuses worldwide.

Exercise of LifeThe life and work of the greatest Master of Marionettes - told by his own creations.

FEMMEfilleIn a world where success is the measure of all talent, how far would you go to pursue your life's dream and why?

Game PlanGame Plan is a film about the fast growing digital game business. …

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