All Documentaries

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

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    Turkey (24)


    • Mustafa Ünlü
    • 2016
    • 104 min
    • Regular program: Panorama

    Eyewitness accounts of the deadliest suicide attack in modern Turkish history, which occurred in Ankara during a march for peace on October 10, 2015.

    Almost Married

    • Fatma Bucak
    • 2010
    • 60 min
    • IDFA Competition for First Appearance

    Fatma left Turkey for Italy when she was 20 years old, escaping her authoritarian father. Now she is returning to Istanbul to announce her intention to marry.


    • Köken Ergun
    • 2013
    • 24 min
    • Paradocs

    Shiite Muslim boys take part in a commemoration of Hussein, Mohammed’s grandson. They understand the tradition’s gravity, but they are too young to stay serious the whole time.

    Ayhan and me

    • belit sağ
    • 2016
    • 14 min
    • Paradocs: Amsterdam Art Weekend at IDFA

    A video essay presenting a razor-sharp analysis of the workings of censorship, the power of images and the tense relationship between art and state control.


    • Ayse Erkmen
    • 2007
    • 25 min
    • Paradocs

    Director Ayse Erkmen regularly has a tea leaves reader to predict her future. Who is the real director here?

    Distant Constellation

    • Shevaun Mizrahi
    • 2017
    • 82 min
    • Best of Fests

    A beautifully observed portrait of the residents of a retirement home for minorities in Istanbul. It's a place where time stands still and memories reign supreme.   

    Doc Next: Ebb and Tide

    • Akile Nazli Kaya
    • 2011
    • 11 min

    A personal immigration story challenging the existing imagery of Turks in Europe.

    Doc Next: Enclosure

    • Akile Nazli Kaya
    • 2011
    • 1 min
    • Focus: Doc Next

    "The depiction of a nightmare caused by religious fanaticism", as the maker puts it. In the absence of words, the video poses some very important and troubling questions. What is religion? What is fanaticism? Who decides what is?

    Doc Next: Just Brewed It, We're Waiting for It to Settle

    • Hande Zerkin, Metin Akdemir, Gunes Uyaniker, Gulgun Dedecam
    • 2012
    • 6 min
    • Focus: Doc Next

    A day at Refik's Tea House in Izmir, serving its customers fresh tea all day. "This place is my child. I devoted my life to it."

    Doc Next: One of Us

    • Gamze Akan, Ilgin Aksoy, Sengul Moral
    • 2011
    • 6 min
    • Focus: Doc Next

    The people of Eskisehir in Turkey talk about a statue, creating stories around it, revealing their own personalities.