IDFA’s international co-finance and production market will run Nov 25-27 in Amsterdam.
During the IDFA Forum, filmmakers and producers will present documentary projects to commissioning editors from international television stations and other providers of finance, with the aim of completing the finance for their documentary projects.
In total, 50 projects have been selected for the upcoming IDFA Forum, including the latest projects by Femke and Ilse van Velzen, Eva Mulvad and Marcus Vetter.
The IDFA 2013 screening program includes 18 documentaries presented as projects at previous editions of the IDFA Forum.
The 50 projects selected for the IDFA Forum 2013 will be pitched in various different settings: the central pitches in the Compagnietheater’s main hall; the round table pitches in the small hall; and one-on-one discussions with potential financiers.
For the second year in succession, the IDFA Forum includes the Work in Progress Screening category, aimed at stimulating sales and distribution.
While most of the projects at the IDFA Forum are from Europe, countries outside of Europe are also represented such as the US, China, South Korea and Japan.
For the round table pitches, new projects have been selected by the likes of Lisa Immordino Vreeland (Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel); Alexandre Brachet (Alma, a Tale of Violence) and Lise Birk Pedersen (Putin’s Kiss).
For the Work in Progress Screening, the selection includes The Yes Men Are Revolting by Andy Bichlbaum. Bichlbaum is one of the ‘Yes Men’ activist group and in 2009 directed the documentary The Yes Men Fix the World.