Still from A Syrian Love Story (large)

IDFA Forum 2015 selection announced

With co-funding from Creative Europe, the International Documentary Festival Amsterdam (IDFA)’s international co-financing and production market, the IDFA Forum, will take place from 23 - 25 November 2015

Filmmakers and producers will present their documentary projects to international broadcasters, online platforms, distributors and funds, with the aim of finding finance and distribution. This year, a total of 59 projects have been selected from 600 submisssions – a record number since the IDFA Forum’s inception in 1993.

From the UK, the following titles have been selected to take part:

  • Jailhouse Socrates, directed by Pekka Lehto (Finland / Germany / Scotland)
  • The Hippie Trail: How Paradise Was Found - and Lost, directed by Brian Hill (England)
  • Out of Thin Air, directed by Dylan Howitt (Iceland / England)
  • The President and the Bone Hunter, directed by Sebastien Rabas (England)
  • Leonora Carrington - A Very English Surrealist, directed by Teresa Griffiths (Northern Ireland)
  • Text Me, directed by Victoria Mapplebeck (England)

A wide range of 22 different countries is represented within the selection, which is categorised by genre, development stage and finance. Those at an advanced stage will take part in the Central Pitches, with Round Table pitches intended for projects at an earlier stage of development and finance.

In addition, all selected projects will benefit from individual meetings with potential financiers, distributors and co-producers. 

For a full list of selected projects, see the IDFA website.

Photo: A Syrian Love Story was pitched at the IDFA Forum 2013.