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IDFA Documentary Film Festival

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IDFA Documentary Film Festival

I will be in Europe mid-November and am considering taking the opportunity to attend some of the IDFA Documentary Film Festival. Their website is somewhat helpful, but doesn't answer all of my questions. I am wondering if anyone might have any experience or insight to answer the following:

- I don't plan on going as a credentialed attendee, so am curious if there's any difficulty securing tickets, either in person when i get there or online in advance.

- Do the non-English language films show with both Dutch and English subtitles?

- Are screenings scattered around the city? I was thinking of staying near the Rijksmuseum.

Specific questions, I know. Thanks for any assistance!

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1. Re: IDFA Documentary Film Festival

They don't make this page very obvious at their website but you might send them an email:


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2. Re: IDFA Documentary Film Festival

Thanks, I'll contact them directly.

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3. Re: IDFA Documentary Film Festival

Yes, I've never seen such a jumbled and entangled website. If no one can answer your questions i will give them a call tomorrow.

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4. Re: IDFA Documentary Film Festival

You can purchase tickets on-line closer to the start of the festival. While some films will have tickets available at the box office the more popular films are sure to sell out. There is not much on the English version of the website, put the following link into Google Translate http://idfa.nl/nl/Festival/ticketinfo.aspx

Most of the films have English subtitles if its in a foreign language.

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5. Re: IDFA Documentary Film Festival

Balou1999, that's just the information I was looking for. I appreciate it!

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6. Re: IDFA Documentary Film Festival

Incidentally, the IDFA folks got back to me with a friendly email confirming much of the above.

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