Of democracy and documentarism
18. International festival of documentary film Amsterdam (IDFA) November 25 — December 3, 2005.
Text reviews the 18th international festival
of documentary film in Amsterdam (IDFA 2005). The author
of the article comments on the recent growing popularity
of documentary films in the world, with a critical review
of the relationship of documentarism, democracy and social
context. Considering this to be its main feature, this is
also the standpoint from which IDFA approaches documentaries.
The article offers the history of the festival, descriptions
of categories and awards, how the Forum functions (a festival
section enabling meetings of authors and producers, discussions
about projects and distribution), commenting the absence
of Croatian authors and producers. The remainder of the text
comments the program of the last festival, with focus on
the awarded titles.