And the winners are…

    The winners of the various awards in IDFA’s competition programmes were announced on Wednesday evening at the awards ceremony of the 30th edition of IDFA in the Stadsschouwburg in Amsterdam. 

    The Other Side of Everything by Mila Turajlic won the IDFA Award for Best Feature-Length Documentary. The IDFA Special Jury Award for Feature-Length Documentary went to The Deminer by Hogir Hirori and Shinwar Kamal.

    The award for the best Dutch documentary was picked up by Leonard Retel Helmrich’s The Long Season. Alicia by Maasja Ooms took the IDFA Special Jury Award for Dutch Documentary.


    At the beginning of the evening, Ester Gould also presented the Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds Documentary Stipend (€ 50,000) to filmmaker Reber Dosky (The Sniper of KobaniRadio Kobanî and Meryem). This 50,000-Euro stipend towards the making of a new documentary was donated by an anonymous donor, who has made the stipend possible through the Cultuurfonds.

    The festival runs until Sunday. The winner of the VPRO IDFA Audience Award (€ 5,000) will be announced on Friday evening, 24 November.

    Read the full list of winners

    I Am

    • Denise Kelm Soares
    • 2017
    • 12 min

    After the death of Fidel Castro, a little girl in Havana causes a media circus with a message written on a large cardboard sign. But what does it actually say?


    • Lauren McCarthy
    • 2017

    Lauren McCarthy attempts to win back control from technology by making herself into a human smart home system.

    Cosmic Top Secret

    • Trine Laier
    • 2017

    Solve puzzles and train military disciplines as a fragile paper agent "T" and find out what her dad did for the Danish intelligence during the Cold War. 

    Deaf Child wins VPRO Audience Award

    • Festival
    • November 24, 2017
    • The staff

    Report: interview with Mila Turajlic, director of the winning film The Other Side of Everything

    • Media
    • November 26, 2017
    • The staff

    IDFA 2017 in words

    • Other
    • November 30, 2017
    • The staff

    Awards IDFA 2017