The Devil’s Lair
Russia The Documentary Film and TV Guild focuses on the promotion of Russian documentary films at the international markets under the brand name RGDoc Promo – Russian Documentary Guild. At the end of 2012, the Russian Ministry of Culture proposed financing the promotion of national documentary films on the international level. The Documentary Film and TV Guild became an exclusive executing agency on promoting Russian cinema. RGDoc’s delegation represents the interests of the Russian market at the world largest film markets, as well as at specialized documentary festivals and markets.
South Africa A delegation of 30 South African filmmakers is attending IDFA, and 20 of these filmmakers are sponsored by the South African Documentary Filmmakers Association and the Department of Trade and Industry. The delegation is hosting several activities at IDFA, including a presentation and a party. The presentation titled ”South Africa: The country to produce documentary with” takes place Friday November 22nd at 14:00 at Souterrain Media Fonds, Herengracht 609: Great stories, great locations, great and diverse people , local money available and greatd weather. South African Executive Producers Neil Brandt and Marc Schwinges, in conversation with Kgomotso Matsunyane discuss why South Africa is the place to do Documentary with this year. The party takes place on Tuesday November 26 at Arti et Amicitiae featuring a South African DJ and South African wines. Among the South African films screening at IDFA are An Inconsolable Memory (Aryan Kaganof), I, Afrikaner (Annalet Steenkamp), The Devil’s Lair (Riaan Hendricks), Voices of El Alto (Benjamin Orozo, Finland/South Africa), and A Letter to Nelson Mandela (Khalo Matabane, Germany/ South Africa).
Delegations @ IDFA
co-production opportunities, develop international partnerships for TV and new media producers, and to find new markets for distribution. This year, the delegation consists of five members: directors, producers, commissioning editors and festival programmers that will attend IDFA events, and are representative of the different documentary organizations. A close relationship has always existed between Mexican documentary and IDFA, one that will hopefully continue to prosper. IMCINE is confident that this strategy will help meet its main objective of promoting all audiovisual production, as well as help find new ways to make it more accessible to all audiences.