Looking back on IDFA 2018

    Nearly 300 films, more than 3000 guests, and thousands of visitors came to Amsterdam for IDFA from November 14 to 25. Look back on a successful 31st edition with our collection of videos, podcasts, and more!

    Doc Talks with filmmakers and protagonists

    No less than 45 Doc Talks with directors, characters, and producers were organized during IDFA 2018. Eleven of them can be viewed online, in their entirety or in 5 minute excerpts. There are also several Filmmaker Talks available for viewing, such as that of director Amos Gitai. More to follow in the coming weeks.

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    Check out Doc Talks & Filmmaker Talks

    IDFA podcast

    Want to know more about your favorite film or director? In the IDFA podcast episodes, you can listen to Doc Talks we recorded during the festival, including one with director Steve James on his new America to Me series. You can also hear several Industry Talks, which take you behind the scenes of the documentary industry.

    Listen to the IDFA podcast

    Jury reports

    Hear what the IDFA jury had to say about the films in our competition programs this year. Check out the various jury reports online, and read more about which films won IDFA awards, and why.

    Read the jury reports

    IDFA Journal

    Published during the festival and distributed throughout Amsterdam, the IDFA Journal offers exclusive content about the 31st edition of IDFA. Take a look at the wide array of interviews with filmmakers and programmers, insights into the state of the documentary industry, and reflections on IDFA's new direction.

    Read the issues online

    Want more?

    In addition to the above, you can see IDFA's international press coverage, check out the guest list, and explore the complete Industry program of IDFA 2018. Explore the complete recap of the festival.