We’re jetting two talented young filmmakers, Mawaan Rizwan and Alex Nevill off to take part in the IDFA academy, where they’ll get the chance to take part in workshops and discussions about film and in particular documentary!
Mawaan is a presenter for T4′s Battlefront, a campaigns TV show that provides young people with a platform to run a campaign about issues they feel strongly about. We chose Mawaan for several reasons, primarily because we find his online videos HILARIOUS. His work with Battlefront shows how committed he is to making a difference to the world around him and as a filmmaker he’s picked up several awards, including the Film London Best of Borough Audience Award for his film Jimmy Will Play, which is also being screened at our very own London Film Festival! Definitely a good choice we felt.
Our second participant is Alex Nevill. Alex has worked on quite a few short films and 3 feature films, both privately and professionally. We first came across Alex when he submitted his film King Cone to our very own BFI Future Film Festival in 2010, where it won the Best Documentary award. His CV is peppered with festival screenings and film awards, and his latest documentary ‘Launderette’ may even be screened at IDFA 2011! His cinematography is inspired, and he’s really impressed us with his last few films have blown us away, so we felt he would be the perfect candidate for the IDFA academy.
That’s pretty much it for this update, aside from saying we’re incredibly excited to be heading to Amsterdam in under a month, and we hope to see you there! Check out more information about the IDFA 2011 Participants and the Full IDFA 2011 programme!