In this episode, I am joined with filmmaker and dear friend, Venice Atienza ahead of her traveling to IDFA where we review the program.
IDFA is one of the largest documentary film events, and their extensive programming is energizing for the international documentary film community but it’s also very overwhelming with over 260 titles and only ten days.
So before boarding her flight, we went through each section of the program and co-curated a watch list to help guide our festival experience.
Venice is a filmmaker currently living between Mumbai and Manilla. She is a graduate of the European film school, DocNomads and her first feature film LAST DAYS AT SEA debuted in March 2021 at the Berlinale and is closing out the year in the Best of Fests section at IDFA.
She is also a returning contributor to the podcast and sat with us earlier this year to discuss LAST DAYS AT SEA, (episode linked here).
We also have three additional filmmaker interviews featuring works that are included in the Best of Fests section at IDFA.
And lastly, in this podcast, we reference an essay by Hito Steryel, IN DEFENSE OF THE POOR IMAGE that you can find here.
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