The Amsterdam-based documentary festival will also screen his latest The Interrupters as part of retrospective.
American filmmaker Steve James will present the top 10 at this year’s IDFA (International Documentary Festival Amsterdam).
James will be the subject of an IDFA retrospective, including his latest film The Interrupters, about former gang members in Chicago who try to stop street violence.
He will discuss his own work and his top 10 with audiences at IDFA.
His top 10 selections are:
28 Up by Michael Apted (UK, 1984)
American Movie by Chris Smith (US, 1999)
Fallen Champ: The Untold Story of Mike Tyson by Barbara Kopple (US, 1993)
Golub: Late Works Are the Catastrophes by Jerry Blumenthal and Gordon Quinn (US, 2004)
Grey Gardens by Albert Maysles and David Maysles (USA, 1976)
Le joli mai by Chris Marker (France, 1963)
Our Trip to Africa by Peter Kubelka (Austria, 1967)
The Staircase by Jean-Xavier de Lestrade (France, 2004)
The Times of Harvey Milk by Robert Epstein (US, 1984)
Tongues Untied by Marlon Riggs (US, 1989)
Previous programmers of their top 10s include Werner Herzog and Krzysztof Kieslowski.
IDFA runs Nov 16-27.