Lightdox at IDFA 2021
Another edition of IDFA is in the books and what a special event it was! Despite all odds, it was a wonderful experience and we’re happy to share some of the highlights.
Srđan Keča’s feature debut Museum of the Revolution premiered on the big screen to a sold-out theatre!
“Stylistically dreamlike and emotionally intimate… (Keča’s) film favours emotions over information, empathy over drama.”Kees Driessen, Business Doc Europe
“The film drifts in and out of the reportage approach, alternating with a more dreamlike state. Where image and sound get disconnected, and where shallow focus, slowly drifting takes, intimate close-ups, moody soundscapes and the absence of any voice-over help us to let go of our ‘news stance’ as spectators and instead engage emotionally with mother and daughter.“
Stefan Pavlović, director of Looking for Horses which had its Dutch Premiere at the Best of Fests section, was awarded the Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds Documentary Stipend! The awarded sum is intended to financially support the next documentary projects of the recipients and their careers in documentary film. The award was handed out by last year’s laureate, filmmaker Aboozar Amini.
And of course, we can’t miss to mention all the meaningful conversations and connections with the audience at the Q&A’s. Little Palestine, Diary of a Siege director Abdallah Al-Khatib was in Amsterdam to present his powerful feature film alongside editor Qutaiba Barhamji.
This is exactly why we do what we do. Thank you to our filmmakers for the privilege of working together!