For Arena, IDFA is like Sanfermines or Christmas, a fixed date in the calendar where, for some days, the world is diferent.
There we premiered our first documentary and we came back there a lot of times. We went to show a film, pitch a new documentary… and being awarded also!
This year we’ve gone for two reasons: we are showing a film and also piching our new projects. We’ve meet, among others, with: Good Pitch from Britdoc, European Documentary Network, festivals programmers from CPHDocs (Denmark), HotDocs (Canada) or Thessaloniki (Greece). Also we’ve talked with financial and marketing advisers from USA, United Kingdom or Germany.
We will tell you more but, for now, we only wanted to share with you this feel of party, meeting, growth and creativity that IDFA always causes in us.