IDFA announces first 2021 selections from Guest of Honour and Lifetime Achievements Recipients

    IDFA has just announced the first films selected for its 34th edition, held between 17 – 28 November on location in Amsterdam. These early selections come from the Top 10 program curated by Guest of Honor Hito Steyerl (more like 14, actually), and a four-title program with the films of Artavazd Pelechian, both of whom will be in attendance.

    Hito Steyerl Top 10 (14)

    • Black Film (dir. Želimir Žilnik) – Serbia and Montenegro, 2003
    • Citizenfour (dir. Laura Poitras) – United States, Germany, 2014
    • La Commune (Paris, 1871) (dir. Peter Watkins) – France, 2000
    • Handsworth Sounds (dir. John Akomfrah) – France, 2000
    • Kenedi Goes Back Home (dir. Želimir Žilnik)
    • Letter to a Refusing Pilot (dir. Akram Zaatari) – Lebanon, 2013
    • The Memory of Justice (dir. Marcel Ophüls) – France, United Kingdom, United States, West Germany, 1975
    • Nitrate Liberals (dir. Barbara Hammer) – United States, 1992
    • On Three Posters (dir. Rabih Mroué) – Lebanon, 2004
    • The Pixelated Revolution (dir. Rabih Mroué) – Lebanon, Germany, 2012
    • Semiotics of the Kitchen (dir. Martha Rosler) – United States, 1975
    • Stories of Destroyed Cities (dir. Sêro Hindê) – Syria, 2016
    • Videograms of a Revolution (dir. Harun Farocki, Andrei Ujica) – Germany, 1992
    • Yama: Attack to Attack (dir. Mitsuo Sato, Kyoichi Yamaoka) – Japan, 1985

    Artavazd Pelechian Retrospective

    • Nature – 2020
    • Our Century – 1990
    • Seasons of the Year – 1975
    • We – 1969
    Modern Times Review
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