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    IDFA adjusts programme and award structure

    The International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) has luanched a revamped programme structure in anticipation of its 2021 edition.

    Two main competitions will be at the forefront with the introduction of the International Competition and the Envision Competition. Additionally, a slew of new awards will also be implemented.

    The International Competition (over 60 minutes in length) features artistically confident, well-rounded, and universally relevant films, showcasing the work of filmmakers who have mastered all the sophistication and refinement of documentary cinema.

    The Envision Competition (over 40 minutes in length) features films with stylistic integrity and courage, boldly seeking their own cinematic language, traversing our current reality to propose visions of a documentary art form to come.

    In terms of awards, there will be two cross-section awards for films in the main competitions, Luminous, and Frontlight can be nominated for Best First Feature, whereas films in all programme sections can be nominated for Best Dutch Film. The festival will also now select Dutch, mid-length, student, and debut feature films for competitions and sections throughout the programme, while competitions for shorts and youth films, will remain unchanged. IDFA DocLab will also feature new a new ward structure

    To mark this occasion, filmmakers and new media artists can now submit their work for the 34th edition of IDFA, running from November 17 to 28, 2021. Submissions are now open for the 34th edition of IDFA, taking place from November 17 to 28, 2021.

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