The International Documentary Film Festival of Amsterdam (IDFA) is unique for its international film program, the variety of genres, its politically committed program and the many European and world premieres featured each year. IDFA searches for documentaries that are cinematically intriguing or innovative, are relevant or highly topical to society at large, and stimulate the viewer to reflect, discuss and ask questions. IDFA strives for an international, diverse, topical and politically committed program.
International documentary institution: Aside from the festival, IDFA consists of three industry components: the IDFA Bertha Fund, the FORUM and Docs for Sale. All of these were established in order to improve the international climate for creative documentaries. The IDFA Bertha Fund offers support to documentary projects and festivals in developing countries, the IDFA Forum is Europe's biggest co-financing market for international documentary productions, and Docs for Sale is an international documentary market where buyers, sales agents and distributors can see a selection from the best creative documentaries of the past year. Together, these activities have propelled IDFA to its current, top-ranked status within the world of creative documentary cinema.
Several of Lucia Rikaki's documentaries, from 2000 to 2010, have been included in the Docs for Sale catalogue, while her 2002 "Words of Silence" has been also selected for the IDFA Forum.
(Click on the image to see the catalogue at IDFA site)