This year, once again, Scotland will be well represented at IDFA! We have a large number of Scottish delegates, some of whom have received a bursary from ourselves courtesy of Creative Scotland to enable them to attend. Those of us attending from SDI are also very excited for the World Premiere of our latest film, TIME TRIAL, which is screening in the Feature Length Competition and has some great events attached.
This years Scottish delegates at IDFA 2017 are:
Beth Allan – Producer – The Forest of Black
John Archer – Managing Director/Producer – Hopscotch Films
Anthony Baxter – Producer/Director – Montrose Pictures
Mary Bell – Producer – Dawbell Consulting Limited
Aimara Reques – CEO/Producer – Aconite Productions
Elizabeth Benjamin – Producer of Marketing and Distribution – Aconite Productions
Lorna Ferguson – Producer – Aconite Productions
Felipe Bustos Sierra – Director – Debaser Films
Phoebe Cottam – Director – Attending IDFAcademy
Duncan Cowles – Director – Relative Films
Adam Dawtrey – Company Director/Producer – Bofa Productions
Rebecca Day – Producer
Robbie Fraser – Producer/Director – Magic B Films
Charlotte Hailstone – Producer
Sara Ishaq – Director/Producer – Comra Films – Attending with feature THE MULBERRY HOUSE, screening details below.
Grant Keir – Producer – Faction North
Ben Kempas – Campaign Strategist – Film & Campaign
Marie Lidén – Director
Ruth Reid – Producer – GID Films – Pitching SCHEME BIRDS at IDFA Forum.
Xose Ramon Rivas – Programmer – Edinburgh International Film Festival
Tamara van Strijthem – Executive Director – Take One Action Film Festivals
Creative Scotland will be represented by Leslie Finlay, Mark Thomas and Robbie Allen.
SDI will be represented by Noe Mendelle, Sonja Henrici, Finlay Pretsell, Flore Cosquer, Rachel Stollery and Eve Korzec.
The Mulberry House is directed by Scottish delegate Sarah Ishaq and is screening in the Shifting Perspectives – The Arab World section.
Friday 17th November — 13:45 – Kleine Komedie (screening+ talk)
Wednesday 22th November — 19:00 – Tolhuistuin
TIME TRIAL, directed by Finlay Pretsell, transports us into the final races of cyclist David Millar’s career, leading up to his last encounter with the Tour de France. We go inside the peloton, we’re pushed up impossible climbs and forced down rapid descents, we lie alongside him in his hotel room in post-race agony. We ride in the support car, the source of comfort, supplies and fleeting relief from the cold. And we know that every mile travelled is a mile closer to the end. TIME TRIAL reveals how the human spirit is driven by forces deeper than success and glory.
TIME TRIAL will have six screenings during the festival with the World Premiere being held on 19th as part of the special IDFA in Carré programme which will include an extended discussion between Finlay Pretsell, David Millar, Jørgen Leth, director of the classic cycling documentary A Sunday in Hell, and long-time Tour de France commentator, Mart Smeets.
Friday 17th November – 17:45 – Munt 13 – Industry & Press Screening
Sunday 19th November – WORLD PREMIERE – 14:15 – Royal Theatre Carré
Monday 20th November – 11:45 – Munt 09 – SOLD OUT
Wednesday 22nd November – 21:30 – Brakke Grond Expozaal
Thursday 23rd November – 21:15 – Munt 11
Saturday 25th November – 15:30 – Tuschinski 2
Dan Deacon, the composer of the film’s original soundtrack, and Finlay will also be discussing their collaboration in a Meet the Professionals session for the IDFAcademy at 15:30 on Friday the 17th in the Compagnietheater Zuilenzaal.
International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) is one of the world’s leading documentary film festivals and this year runs from 15th–26th November.