JIHLAVA: We opened all competitions to hybrid and fiction films with a documentary approach because many are inspiring and provoking – and we want to be inspired and provoked.
DOK LEIPZIG: The theme this year is Post-Angst, and is inspired by the idea that we are now living a dark period politicall
OCTOBER 1917: What can books and films tell us about the 1917 revolutions?
IDFA aims to present a wide array of documentaries, from small and personal stories to epic dramas. The basis for the selection is the quality of the films, rather than one preconceived theme.
The period of waiting is over: The world calls for an uprising.
OSLO: Thor Halvorssen has long been deemed a suspicious liberalist. We interviewed him about dictatorships, his native Venezuela, anarchism and meritocracy – so that you can judge for yourself.
How desperate it must seem, trying – like film directors frequently do – to spur the world into action to end the war in Syria. We have caught up with one of the people who are fighting this battle.
Kurdish Peshmerga-fighters are fighting against ISIS in Northern Iraq. If they are able to show that they are a source of stability in the region, they will be able to garner more support for their freedom fighting, believes controversial philosopher and documentarist Bernard-Henri Lévy.
To be a director: Raoul Peck’s films I Am Not Your Negro and The Young Karl Marx were both neigh on impossible to catch a glimpse of at the Berlinale.