All Documentaries

    A list of all films and interactive documentaries selected for IDFA throughout the years.

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    A Moment

    • Klaus Kjeldsen
    • 1999
    • 5 min
    • IDFA Competition for Kids & Docs

    Children talk about the notion of time. For how long does one moment exactly last?

    The Accidental Terrorist

    • Miki Mistrati, Nagieb Khaja
    • 2009
    • 40 min
    • IDFA Competition for Mid-Length Documentary

    A Danish Muslim of Turkish origin wonders how it came to be that a man with a similar background and of a similar age was imprisoned as a terrorist.

    The Act of Killing

    • Joshua Oppenheimer
    • 2012
    • 159 min
    • The Visual Voice

    In this shocking and groundbreaking documentary, former death squad leaders dramatize their role in the mass murder of Indonesian communists in Hollywood genres of their choice.

    Addicted to Solitude

    • Jon Bang Carlsen
    • 1999
    • 60 min
    • IDFA Competition for Feature-Length Documentary

    Very personal travelogue about South Africa in the post-apartheid years.

    Afghan Girl

    • Louis Elsass
    • 2012
    • 2 min
    • Why Poverty?

    A young Afghan girl tells us she would like to go to school, to become an engineer or a teacher, but that her father is making her herd the sheep.

    Ai Weiwei The Fake Case

    • Andreas Johnsen
    • 2013
    • 86 min
    • IDFA Competition for Feature-Length Documentary

    After three months of solitary confinement, Chinese artist Ai Weiwei wonders about the toll his activism is taking.

    Albert's Winter

    • Andreas Koefoed
    • 2009
    • 29 min
    • IDFA Competition for Short Documentary

    The world as seen through the eyes of an eight-year-old boy. Albert's parents want to send him to choir school, but he resists.

    Aleppo's Fall

    • Nizam Najar
    • 2017
    • 85 min
    • Panorama

    Years of war have failed to weaken the position of President Bashar al-Assad. Embedded with the rebels, filmmaker Nizam Najjar investigates why.


    • Mohamed Siam
    • 2017
    • 83 min
    • IDFA Competition for Feature-Length Documentary, Shifting Perspectives: The Arab World

    At age 14, Amal is already taking part in protests on Tahrir Square. In the years after, she searches for her identity in a country in transition.

    Amateurs in Space

    • Max Kestner
    • 2016
    • 90 min
    • IDFA Competition for Feature-Length Documentary

    A boys’ adventure tale come true for two Danish friends who dream of building a rocket for the first amateur manned flight into space.