News 15 OCT 2014

IDFA 2014

The 2014 edition of the Amsterdam documentary film festival features two co-productions and a special programme.

The 2014 edition of IDFA, the international meeting place for documentary cinema, will open on November 19. The programme includes several Belgian productions and co-productions, to discover or re-discover.

Teodora Ana Mihai’s Waiting for August completes its outstanding festival career – Hot Docs, Vision du Réel, Karlovy Vary – with a selection in the “Female Gaze” competition section. This documentary, which was produced by Brussels based Clin d'Oeil Films, portrays the Halmac family: 7 children, all underage, who live in Bacau, a backward province in Romania. The story focuses on 15-year old Georgiana, the eldest, who, in the absence of her mother, who has left to work in Italy, and for lack of a father has to manage the everyday lives of her six brothers and sisters.

In the Panorama section, the festivalgoers will be able to discover Our City by Maria Tarantino, a Centre Vidéo Bruxelles co-production.

And, last but not least, the Female gaze section will also present Marie Mandy’s Filmer le désir (2000), a journey through films made by women.