All Documentaries

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

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    A Movie

    • Bruce Conner
    • 1958
    • 12 min
    • Regular program: Top 10

    A seductive and jarring film montage from 1958 that still manages to enthral many a film student and Internet discussion group.

    A Show

    • Ze Frank
    • 2012
    • IDFA DocLab Competition for Digital Storytelling

    Three times a week, Internet pioneer Ze Frank humorously deals the world  while creating wonderful collaborative artworks with his Internet audience.

    Abacus: Small Enough to Jail

    • Steve James
    • 2016
    • 90 min
    • Regular program: Masters

    Not all bankers escaped prosecution in the U.S. mortgage crisis: a small Chinese-American family bank spent years fighting in the courts.

    Abduction the Megumi Yokota Story

    • Chris Sheridan, Patty Kim
    • 2006
    • 85 min
    • Regular program: Best of Fests

    A Japanese couple tries to find out the truth about their daughter, who was kidnapped as a 13-year-old by the North Korean secret service in 1977.

    About Baghdad

    • Adam Shapiro, Bassam Haddad, Suzy Salamy, Maya Mikdashi, Sinan Antoon
    • 2004
    • 90 min
    • Regular program: Reflecting Images

    American-Iraqi coproduction in which residents of and visitors to Baghdad express their previous horrors and present fears.

    Act of Faith

    • Dan Bree
    • 2002
    • 7 min
    • Focus: What Do You Believe In?

    Short documentary in which three men explain that there is no unequivocal answer to the question of whether homosexuality and Islam are compatible.


    • Robert Greene
    • 2014
    • 87 min
    • Focus: Framing Reality

    An account of a relationship on the rocks as experienced by actress Brandy Burre of The Wire, this film employs stylistic elements from melodrama and cinema verité.

    Advanced Style

    • Lina Plioplyte
    • 2014
    • 72 min
    • Regular program: Best of Fests

    A colorful and intimate portrait of seven New York ladies who make growing old fabulous with their snazzy style, glamour and zest.

    An Affair of the Heart

    • Sylvia Caminer
    • 2012
    • 93 min
    • Regular program: Best of Fests

    For fans of Rick Springfield, who was a big star in the 1980s, love for their idol is an all-embracing experience.

    An African Election

    • Jarreth Merz
    • 2010
    • 89 min
    • Regular program: Panorama

    Twenty-eight days before the presidential election in Ghana, the country oscillates between hope for change and fear of conflict.