iHuman, which was screened and discussed by Edward Snowden at CPH:DOX, offers a sobering assessment of AI and its seemingly inevitable trajectory towards a state of self-sufficiency.
Self Portrait tells the immensely moving story of anorexia sufferer Lene Marie Fossen, whose photographic portraits, of herself and others, are acclaimed as latter day masterpieces.
In his Bitter Love Jurek Sladkowski tells us that while the rest of the world takes to the road to deal their problems, Russians take to the river. In this…
David Teboul’s Mon Amour is a paean to both love and grief, one which he journeys to Siberia to try and make sense of the death of his lover Frédéric…
In Songs of Repression, in CPH:DOX Main Competition, the residents of a notorious German settlement in Chile continue to live with the trauma of the past.
In Jozi Gold (F:ACT Competition), eco campaigner Mariette Liefferink has her sights squarely set on South Africa's gold mining industry.
Three actresses (who can pass as 12-year-olds) take part in an experiment to investigate the level of child abuse carried out online.
Directed by Sasha Litvintseva and Beny Wagner, the UK/Dutch/German doc A Demonstration, which world-premiered in Berlinale Shorts, is described as a “monster film with no monsters.”
The Finnish short film Akiya lacks humanity, but that’s kind of the point. Director Jonna Kina explains why.
Knoxville/Tennessee filmmaker Douglas McDaniel was at Berlinale DocSalon to raise finance on a number of projects, including Löttken: Rising Nationalism Then and Now about a woman who, as a 15-year-old…
Selina Murat and Polina Teif spoke at the end of the 4-day pilot DocSalon Toolbox Programme, designed to deliver doc business know-how and connections to creatives from underrepresented groups.
Andreas Rochholl speaks about his EFM doc The Female Voice of Iran, screening February 26. The film shows the digital methods employed to defy a ban on Iranian women wishing…
When Miguel Ribeiro proclaims the Doclisboa offer to the documentary world, it reads like a manifesto. He explains all to Business Doc Europe.
In Dark Rider, currently in advanced post-production, self-confessed petrolhead Eva Küpper follows blind motorbike rider Ben Felton in his pursuit to be the fastest non-sighted person ever on two wheels.
Producer Martin Marquet discusses Hubert Sauper’s Epicentro, which won the Grand Jury Prize of Sundance World Cinema Doc Competition, and is sold by Wild Bunch at EFM.
Checkpoint Berlin is both a reflection on the city’s complex 20th Century history and an erudite essay on the Wall and its absence.
Jerry Rothwell’s new doc The Reason I Jump is based on Naoki Higashida’s book about his experiences as a non-speaking autistic person, written when he was just 13.
Norwegian Benjamin Ree’s The Painter and the Thief is audacious and thrilling in equal measure as it chronicles a unique, and highly unlikely, friendship.
Managing and artistic director Christine Camdessus explains the raison d’être of French doc fest FIPADOC, which kicks off January 21.
The Czech director/producer team of Vera Lacková and Jan Bodnár are currently making the feature doc film How I Became a Partisan, about Roma resistance fighters during World War II.…
Chinese/Dutch producer Jia Scheffer talks to BDE about one of IDFA 2019’s audience pleasers, debutante Han Meng’s Smog Town, which illustrates the massive problems inherent within the business of environmental…
The hidden history of Afghan cinema is revealed in Ariel Nasr’s extraordinary feature documentary The Forbidden Reel, which world-premiered in IDFA Frontlight.
The IDFA Bertha Fund has developed into a powerhouse player for new documentary from Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and Eastern Europe (the so called IBF regions).
Polish filmmakers Małgorzata Goliszewska and Kasia Mateja tell Business Doc Europe about their Lessons of Love, screening at IDFA 2019
A deeply personal film and testament, Carol Benjamin’s I Owe You a Letter About Brazil tells of three generations of a family living through Brazil’s two-decade military dictatorship (1964-85).
The subject of Somali/Spanish producer Hayat Traspas’ Victims of Impunity is one that she maintains has been kept conveniently hidden for the past two decades.
Jascha de Wilde and Ben Hendriks’ Mad About Truffles, selected for Docs for Sale, illustrates the passions evoked by the most sought-after of culinary delicacies.
Becoming Black has one of those jaw dropping storylines that you find from time to time in documentaries about families.
Laura Herrero Garvin’s impromptu visit to the Cabaret Barba Azul in Mexico City led to her new documentary, La Mami (sold by Dogwoof and a world premiere at IDFA ).
When director Yung Chang was approached about making a film on journalist and Middle East expert, Robert Fisk, he didn’t hesitate to take the commission.
Leading Dutch documentarist John Appel describes his latest feature Once the Dust Settles as a “three-act film with one theme”.
This year's DocLab, IDFA’s showcase for innovation, experimentation and a satisfying touch of weird, moves to the Tolhuistuin in Amsterdam North.
For a man living in exile, who has spent several years in prison and who is on the wrong side of Vladimir Putin, former oligarch Mikhail Khodorkovsky cuts a surprisingly…