The International Documentary Festival Amsterdam (Nov 16-27) has announced its programme of 319 titles, including 16 films in the feature-length documentary competition.
The full programme includes 88 world premieres.
The jurors will be Sandy Lieberson (US); Dennis Lim (US); Laila Pakalnina (Latvia); Suzanne Raes (the Netherlands) and Moussa Sene Absa (Senegal).
IDFA 2011 Competition for Feature-Length Documentary
5 Broken Cameras by Emad Burnat and Guy Davidi (Palestine/France/Israel) [pictured]
The Ambassador by Mads Brügger (Denmark) [opening film]
About Canto by Ramon Gieling (the Netherlands)
Bad Weather by Giovanni Giommi (Germany/UK)
Bayou Blue by Alix Lambert and David McMahon (US)
Cinema Jenin by Marcus Vetter (Germany)
Five Star Existence by Sonja Lindén (Finland)
Gozaran / Time Passing by Frank Scheffer (the Netherlands/Germany)
Into the Abyss by Werner Herzog (Germany/UK/US)
Mama Illegal by Ed Moschitz (Austria)
Pink Ribbons Inc. by Léa Pool (Canada)
Planet of Snail by Seung-Jun Yi (South Korea)
Putin’s Kiss by Lise Birk Pedersen (Denmark)
Six Million and One by David Fisher (Israel)
Songs by Eduardo Coutinho (Brazil)
They Call it Myanmar - Lifting the Curtain by Robert H. Lieberman (US)
Other sections include Best of Fests, Masters, Panorama (about urgent social issues), Paradocs (experimental) and Kids & Docs (for viewers aged 9 to 13).
In other programming, there will be a special focus on Brazilian documentarires of the past decade, Cinema do Brasil — also with the Amsterdam Brasil Festival.
Innovations this year include a new compeition for the Music Documentary section (in cooperation with the music film festival PLAY), as well as a new award for DocLab projects.
The 319 films were selected from more than 3,600 submisisons.