Pietra Brettkelly will double-dip at this year’s International Documentary Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) with her latest film named for the festival and an upcoming film part of the accompanying project market event.
All up the festival has named 319 titles from 3,425 submissions for its 28th outing.
Brettkelly’s Venice-premiered A Flickering Truth (pictured, top) is named in the non-competitive Best of Fests line-up, for “documentaries that have made an impact on the international festival circuit this year”. Since Venice Brettkelly’s film has played Toronto, Vancouver with other European festivals to come ahead of IDFA.
Afghanistan-set A Flickering Truth is the only NZ doco named for IDFA this year. Australian George Gittoes’ Snow Monkey, coincidentally also featuring film-focused Afghani subject matter, is named in competition.
In IDFA’s Forum project market, Brettkelly will present her next project, Yellow is Forbidden, about designer Guo Pei’s attempt to break into the exclusive and mostly European club of elite fashion designers.
IDFA runs 18 – 29 November.