All Documentaries

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

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    Ada Gallery

    • Uladzimir Kolas
    • 2008
    • 53 min
    • Regular program: Panorama

    Under the motto "Beauty influences people," Ada Raichonak organises a painting festival each year in her village in rural Belarus.

    Alisa in Warland

    • Alisa Kovalenko, Liubov Durakova
    • 2015
    • 74 min
    • IDFA Competition for First Appearance

    A candid, personal self-portrait by a young woman traveling through Ukraine after the outbreak of the revolution.

    All These Sleepless Nights

    • Michal Marczak
    • 2016
    • 100 min
    • Paradocs

    A coming-of-age portrait about alcohol, drugs, girls and house music, balancing between fact and fiction.


    • Krzysztof Nazar
    • 1974
    • 9 min
    • Film School in Focus: Lodz

    Curious portrait of the bon viveur and eccentric Antoine, who, draped in costumes from bygone ages and in a resolute voice, exaltedly contends that life is a stage and man simply an actor.


    • Krzysztof Wojciechowski
    • 1951
    • 3 min
    • Film School in Focus: Lodz

    Optimistic and inspiring introduction to the hows and whys of the success of body-building in Poland.


    • Andrzej Brzozowski
    • 1967
    • 19 min

    A documentary film showing a most accusing form of archaeology. It tells a compact, sparse but impressive story about an excavation project by a team from the Institute of History of Material Civilization of the Polish Academy of Sciences. The excavation work was executed inside the Birkenau division of the Auschwitz concentration camp, at a site near the former 3rd crematorium. The objects that are being dug up are minor articles for everyday use left behind by all the people of various nationalities who were brutally murdered in the camp during World War II.


    • Ewa Borzecka
    • 1998
    • 46 min
    • IDFA Competition for Feature-Length Documentary

    The bankruptcy of a Polish state farm has embittered the former workers.

    Bad Boy High Security Cell

    • Janusz Mrozowski
    • 2012
    • 78 min
    • IDFA Competition for Feature-Length Documentary

    The diary of a Polish bank robber in solitary confinement - without privacy, visitors, or even a window - struggling against insanity.

    A Bar at the Victoria Station

    • Leszek Dawid
    • 2003
    • 56 min
    • IDFA Competition for Mid-Length Documentary

    Two desperate Poles try to find employment in London.


    • Filip Marczewski
    • 2004
    • 5 min
    • Film School in Focus: Lodz

    Exhausting, dangerous work in the illegal coalmines of Walbrzych for several zlotys shows the human condition and social system in Eastern Europe.