Orwa Nyrabia new artistic director of IDFA

Orwa Nyrabia was announced to become the new artistic director of IDFA in January 2018, succeeding Ally Derks, the founder of IDFA who announced her departure from the festival in 2016 after 30 years at the helm.

In their press release, IDFA board states “Orwa is a powerful voice in the international documentary field, has a sharp cinematographic eye, a great knowledge of film history and is socially very committed.”

Orwa, born in Syria, is well-known in the documentary world as a producer, festival director, curator and mentor and he is among the founding member of the General Assembly of DOX BOX e.V.

The team of DOX BOX would like to congratulate Orwa Nyrabia on his new position as artistic director of IDFA and will be looking forwards the next editions.

complete announcement on IDFA website.