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IDFA Filmfestival

Nov 20, 2019 - Dec 1, 2019

Berlin has the Berlinale, Venice has the world’s oldest film festival and Cannes has, well, Cannes. But Amsterdam’s got the IDFA – one of the most prestigious documentary film festivals in Europe!

Get a unique glimpse of the world in over 300 top-notch documentaries. Some of them moving and personal, others uplifting, but all of them thought-provoking. Good thing Amsterdam offers so many great bars to discuss the films afterwards over a beer and a bitter ball (it’s a Dutch thing).

This year the theme of the International Documentary Festival Amsterdam is Me and Space, focusing mostly on the autobiographical documentary films, and the use of space in documentary-directing. The main guest this year is Czech director Helena Třeštíková, who will present her top 10 films of 2019. Every Tuesday in October, new titles will be announces.

IDFA screenings are held throughout the city at various local locations easily reached from Yays Zoutkeetsgracht, Oostenburgergracht and Bickersgracht.

Check out the website of IDFA here, for more information and tickets, or ask your concierge during your stay (but make sure to buy a ticket in time!).

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