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Nine IDFA Documentaries To Watch For in 2014

FilmLinc offers up nine documentaries that have yet to screen Stateside but are likely to make their way onto the festival circuit in the coming year (and in fact, two are already headed to Sundance).

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IDFA Chief Ally Derks: ‘Documentaries have as much range as fiction films’

FilmLinc spoke with Ally Derks, the founder and chief of the world's largest annual non-fiction event, the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA), which wrapped up over the weekend. Derks talked to us about the evolving doc and why it is as dynamic as its narrative counterpart.

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IDFA Awards ‘Song From the Forest’ Top Doc Prize

Amsterdam's IDFA documentary festival awarded Song From the Forest its top prize this weekend. The 12 day event is one of the world's biggest documentary festivals, serving as a launching pad for the upcoming year's most important non-fiction films.

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IDFA Doc Spotlights Unlikely Dream of a Young Iranian Woman

An unlikely story of a young Iranian woman's ambition to be an astronaut made its way to the world's biggest documentary festival, IDFA, this week, giving a glimpse at how the power of a dream can overcome fantastic odds.

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“Ai Weiwei” Still Not Backing Down in New Doc That Premiered at IDFA

The world's largest documentary festival, IDFA, hosted the World Premiere of Andreas Johnsen's Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case chronicling the embattled artist as he left detention and continued his fight with Chinese government while still under virtual house arrest. Shown with humor and panache, Ai Weiwei remains a transformative figure.

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100 World Premieres Set For Doc-centric IDFA

One of the world's largest non-fiction film events in the world, IDFA (the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam) has unveiled its program for the upcoming 26th annual fest opening November 20. This year's lineup includes 288 films with 100 having their World Premieres.

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