London International Documentary Festival

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The London International Documentary Festival (or LIDF) is an annual documentary film festival that takes place in the months of March and April every year. The event is presented in association with the London Review of Books.

The festival first took place at the British Museum on 17 March 2007.[1] The festival is subtitled 'A Conversation in Film', and claims to distinguish itself on the discussions it organises to accompany screenings.[2] Such discussions often include intellectuals, filmmakers, journalists, politicians and representatives from charities, NGO’s and think-tanks.[3]

Notable events[edit]

On 28 March 2009 the festival screened a retrospective of British documentary filmmaker John Samson.[4][5] It was the first time his complete works were shown together.[6]


  1. ^ Patrick Hazard converses on film European Commission
  2. ^ Film preview The Guardian, Previews section, page 21. Saturday 29 March 2008.
  3. ^ 2nd London International Documentary Festival Visiting Arts. April 2008.
  4. ^ London International Documentary Festival, London The Guardian. Previews section, page 21. Saturday 28 March 2009
  5. ^ John Samson, the wizard of weird with a fetish for the facts The Times. 19 March 2009.
  6. ^ John Samson Retrospective LIDF.

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