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…