The new documentary "Position among the Stars" is being edited by director Leonard Retel Helmrich and editor Jasper Naaijkens at Harvard University in Cambridge/Boston (MA, USA).
In a first for the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, a director has won the feature-length doc award twice.
Leonard Retel Helmrich's Position Among the Stars, which opened this year's festival, is the third part of a trilogy following an Indonesian family from the slums of Jakarta. It claimed the top prize, the VPRO IDFA Award for Best Feature-Length Documentary, and the Dioraphte IDFA Award for Dutch Documentary. Retel Helmrich won in 2004 with second part of the trilogy, The Shape of the Moon.
Position Among the Stars opening film IDFA 2010
The documentary Position Among the Stars (Stand van de sterren) by Dutch director Leonard Retel Helmrich will open this year’s 23rd International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam. The film will be screened Wednesday 17 November in Pathé Tuschinski cinema. The film also competes in the IDFA Competition for Feature-Length Documentary.
Contracthotels - Djangan Loepah! recieves Crystal Film for 10.000 tickets sold
The Dutch documentary 'Contract Hotels - Djangan Loepah! (Don't forget!)' by Hetty Naaijkens - Retel Helmrich has been awarded with a Crystal Film for over 10.000 visitors since it´s release. 'Contract Hotels - Djangan Loepah!' is the first documentary this year to reach the status of a Crystal Film in the Netherlands.
NS Try Out Festival
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De documentaire 'Stand van de Maan' van Scarabeefilms draait op het NS Try Out Festival 2010. De eerste voorstelling is op 30 september om 22:30 op het treinstation van Amersfoort. "Stand van de Maan" won in 2005 de Joris Ivens Award. Het vervolg "Stand van de Sterren" gaat waarschijnlijk in premiere op het IDFA 2010.
Interview with Leonard Retel Helmrich in Film Quarterly
Film Quarterly of 'Spring 2010' shows an interview with director Leonard Retel Helmrich about his revolutionairy "Single Shot Cinema". Film Quarterly is the most authoritative academic film journal in the United States. This magazine is for sale at your local bookstore or www.filmqaurterly.org.
At the moment Leonard Retel Helmrich is editing "Position among the Stars" at Harvard University.
The interview can be downloaded: http://caliber.ucpress.net