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Two Australian films selected for IDFA

Two Australian feature documentaries have been selected to screen at the 26th Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA).

Establishing itself as one of the world's leading documentary film festivals and markets, IDFA is dedicated to screening and promoting creative documentaries.

“It’s a great testament to Australian talent and storytelling that these terrific documentaries have been selected for IDFA,” said Ross Matthews, Head of Production Investment for Screen Australia. “IDFA is one of the premiere events on the international documentary calendar and we’re delighted to see these films playing in such a prestigious environment.”

The groundbreaking experimental film Aim High in Creation!, written and directed by Anna Broinowski and produced by Lizzette Atkins, will have its international premiere at the festival, after its debut at Melbourne International Film Festival in July. Screening in the Reflecting Images: Panorama section, this revolutionary film is about the cinematic genius of North Korea's late Dear Leader, Kim Jong-il.

The powerful and controversial documentary Ukraine is Not a Brothel, which had its premiere recently at the Venice Film Festival, will screen in the Reflecting Images: Best of Fests section. Directed and produced by Kitty Green and co-produced by Jonathan auf der Heide and Michael Latham, it offers a fascinating look into the lives of Ukraine’s topless feminist sensation Femen, a movement against patriarchy that has taken the European media by storm.

IDFA will take place from November 20 – December 1 2013.

Production Company Unicorn Films
Producer Lizzette Atkins
Writer/Director Anna Broinowski
International Sales North America:  XYZ
ROW: High Point Media Group
Synopsis A revolutionary film about the cinematic genius of North Korea's late Dear Leader, Kim Jong-il, with a groundbreaking experiment at its heart: the making of a film-within-a-film, based on the rules of his 1987 manifesto The Cinema and Directing.

Production Company Noise & Light
Producers Kitty Green, Jonathan auf der Heide, Michael Latham
Director Kitty Green
International Sales Cinephil
Synopsis Ukraine is not a Brothel reveals the truth behind Ukraine’s topless feminist sensation Femen. A movement that began in the snow-filled streets of a corrupt, post-Soviet Ukraine, Femen’s naked war against patriarchy has taken the European media by storm. An intimate look into the lives of these women however, and the bizarre revelation of the patriarchal forces that power this organisation, question whether these titillating activists are the ‘fiery feminists’ they claim to be.