"Our terrible country", A film by Mohammad Ali Atassi & Ziad Homsi
Our Terrible Country’ takes us on the perilous journey of Yassin Haj Saleh, a well-known Syrian intellectual and dissident, and the young photographer Ziad Homsi who travel together in an arduous and dangerous route from the liberated area of Douma/Damascus to Raqqa in northern Syria, only to find themselves eventually forced to leave their home country for a temporary exile in Turkey.
While Yassin was detained in 1980 at the age of twenty, and remained imprisoned for 16 years, he is also one of the few intellectuals who participated clandestinely in the Syrian uprising since its earliest days in 2011. However,... more
"Taste of cement" a film by Ziad Khalthoum
"Taste of cement", explores the impact that the destruction and fighting in Syria has on the lives of Syrian construction workers living in Lebanon, taking a close look at the thorny relationship between the workers and the society around them and the details of their daily lives, whether at the construction sites themselves or the hostels where they stay.
Director: Ziad Khalthoum
Produced by Bidayyat and BASIS BERLIN Filmproduktion
Year of production: 2017
CPH:DOX - Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival
CPH:DOX is devoted to supporting independent and innovative film and presents the best and brightest in contemporary non-fiction, art cinema and experimental film. During the eleven days of the festival, CPH:DOX also presents concerts, art exhibitions, five whole days of professional seminars, a screening market, and the international financing and co-production event CPH:FORUM, as well as the film production programme DOX:LAB.
CPH:DOX was founded in 2003. Supported by film professionals as well as the national press, CPH:DOX grew from 14.000 admissions in its first year to an impressive 51.800 in 2012. In 2013 CPH:DOX runs from November 7.-17. CPH:DOX continues to... more
Marseille International Festival Of Documentary Films
A festival to what end? To share with the public today’s cinemas. Yes, the cinema harbors a plural, a plurality of forms, formats, lengths, approaches and gazes. A unique moment when directors from all over the world rub nourish our present with all they have. If FIDMarseille’s roots are in the documentary, it is to remember realities are our ground, without forgetting that this soil propagates many different worlds and even more ways of bearing witness to them. And if this testimony is a necessity, an urgency, it is with the conscience that we must find the courage, the precision,... more
International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA)
The world’s largest documentary film festival, IDFA offers a wide selection of diverse competition and non-competition films. The festival typically premieres major international documentaries that eventually make their way to some of the big-name festivals including Sundance. Incorporated into the festival are a series of sidebar events to promote audience and professional appreciation for documentary films.
Film categories accepted
Feature-length documentary (longer than 60 min)
Mid-length documentary (between 45-60 min)
Further formats accepted, but partly non-competition section
Deadline for submission
beginning of August