American Film Showcase brings eight international filmmakers to IDFA
American Film Showcase brings eight international filmmakers to IDFA

American Film Showcase brings eight international filmmakers to IDFA

Monday, November 13
By Vladan Petkovic

American Film Showcase returns to IDFA with eight filmmakers and a presentation of four projects from around the world.

One of the Delegations returning to IDFA this year is the American Film Showcase, the United States’ flagship international film and TV public diplomacy program. AFS supports international filmmakers through cultural exchanges and mentorships, and builds cross- cultural networks of creative professionals.

This time around, American Film Showcase is bringing to Amsterdam eight filmmakers from across the world, out of which five will present four projects on Tuesday, November 14 at 14:00 in ITA.

The projects are listed below, and detailed descriptions can be found here.

  • Will They Ever Come Back? by Ángela Carabalí (Colombia) - in post-production
  • Colors of White Rock by Khoroldorj “Hogo” Choijoovanchig (Mongolia) - in production
  • Baby Jackfruit, Baby Guava by Quang Nông Nhật (Vietnam) - in production
  • TATA by Lina Vdovîi and Radu Ciorniciuc (Romania) - in post-production

In addition, three other filmmakers with projects will be present at IDFA to network and look for opportunities for co-production: Ana Korzh with DakhaBrakha: On the Road (Ukraine), Rea Moeti-Vogt with The Friendship Bench (South Africa), and Nada Riyadh with Land of Women (Egypt).

“We are honored to have been selected as an official delegation at IDFA this year," says Rachel Gandin Mark, AFS Program Director. "This platform gives AFS the ability to amplify important stories from filmmakers around the world. We have been supporting these filmmakers for many years and we’re committed to getting their impressive projects across the finish line.”

The list of all the filmmakers coming with AFS to IDFA with their projects can be found here.

(Featured still: Colors of White Rock by Khoroldorj “Hogo” Choijoovanchig)