Lucca Film Festival & Europa Cinema 2017

The Festival will take place from the 2nd to the 9th of April in the Tuscan cities of Lucca and Viareggio and, this year, it includes the International Feature Film Contest, that celebrates its second edition with 14 films competing from around the world.
The Festival will pay tribute to each of the award-winning international film stars with prize giving ceremonies, special film screenings and open masterclasses with the audience.
The Italian premiere of Kaurismaki’s The Other Side of Hope will open the festival and it will be presented by the protagonist’s actor, Sherwan Haji.
They have also improved the “out of competiton” section, which is going to be rich and compelling.
You can visit the exhibitions and take part in the awaited event “Effetto cinema notte”, the special event Cinema and Music on the April 2th in Piazza del Giglio and much more!

Here is the link for more info:

IDFA Amsterdam
IDFA: International Documentary Film Festival

IDFA is organizing a large number of Talks to accompany its film program. These Talks are divided into three categories. Five Filmmaker Talks will discuss the filmmakers’ oeuvres, and 50 Doc Talks will present in-depth conversations with makers and a well-known moderator after the screenings.