International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam announced the films screening for their 2013 edition (running Nov. 20 - Dec. 1) and there are some great TFI-supported titles selected including TFI New Media Fund alum Hollow, Tribeca All Access®'s The Human Experiment and the highly acclaimed TFI Documentary Fund title Cutie and the Boxer.
There are also two films we supported that will have their world premieres at IDFA: Berit Madsen's Sepideh (previously titled Break of Dawn), which won the 2012 Spotlighting Women Documentary Award through the Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund, and Rachel Beth Anderson's First to Fall, also a Gucci Doc Fund grantee.
Here's what the two films are about:
In Sepideh, a young Arabian girl wants to become an astronaut. But at her age the nightly stargazing excursions in the desert are a thorn in the side of her family and traditions.
First to Fall follows a group of young civilian expatriate "rebels" on their 8-month journey to liberate their home country. They give up comfortable, stable lives in order to take up arms against a corrupt regime and risk their lives in a brutal, chaotic war.
[Photo: First to Fall]