Ally Derks Talks About IDFA and Documentary Film Trends – Jennifer Merin interviews

Ally Derks has been the director of IDFA, aka the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, for a quarter of a century, and has grown the annual event into the documentary film industry’s preeminent showcase, not only offering filmmakers opportunity to pitch projects and make distribution deals for their finished films, but providing an extraordinary program of socially relevant films for documentary watchers from around the globe. In the documentaries realm, what Derks thinks matters.

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AWFJ @ IDFA: Juried EDA Awards Presented to Two Documetaries

The Alliance of Women Film Journalists Inc. (AWFJ) presented juried AWFJ EDA Awards to two female-directed feature length documentaries at the 2014 International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA), the world’s leading documentary film festival. The awards were presented in conjunction with this year’s The Female Gaze program, which included a strand of 28 female-directed feature length documentaries and a panel discussion with 15 leading female filmmakers from around the world. Read on…

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AWFJ Presents EDA Awards @ IDFA 2014

The Alliance of Women Film Journalists Inc. (AWFJ) is set to present juried EDA Awards at the 2014 International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA), the world’s leading documentary film festival. Which of the five festival-nominated premiering films will win the EDA Award for Best Female-Directed Documentary is to be determined jury members Leba Hertz, Katherine McLaughlin, Jennifer Merin, Wendy Mitchell, Susan Wloszczyna and Dorothy Woodend. Read on…

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