All Documentaries

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

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    50 ans

    • Gilles Carle
    • 1989

    A short film with humouristic and moving excerpts from films made by the National Film Board of Canada during the first 50 years of its existence.

    60 Cycles

    • Jean-Claude Labrecque
    • 1965

    In the Tour de St Laurent amateur cyclists who partake must, in 12 days, cycle a total of 1,500 miles through the Quebec countryside to complete the race. Labrecque filmed the 11th tour. The initial part of the film contains some commentary but the rest consists of impressionistic scenes and music.

    The 7 Interventions of Filmmaker-in-Residence

    • Heather Frise, Katerina Cizek
    • 2009
    • 80 min

    Pilot project for the National Film Board of Canada's Filmmaker in Residence program, in which Katerina Cizek was placed "in residence" at the St. Michael Hospital in Toronto.

    9 Eyes

    • Jon Rafman
    • 2008

    9 Eyes is a blog collecting the many unusual and unexpected images of people and places found on Google Maps Street View.

    Action Stations

    • Joris Ivens
    • 1943
    • 50 min

    A tribute to the Royal Canadian Navy. Action Stations is a report on the protection of convoys from Canada to England and Russia during World War II. Ivens follows a convoy until it is taken over by the English Navy.

    Addicted to Plastic

    • Ian Connacher
    • 2008
    • 85 min

    A surprising look into the ecological impact of the most successful material of the past century: plastic.

    Aftermath: the Remnants of War

    • Daniel Sekulich
    • 2001
    • 56 min

    Aldous Huxley: The Gravity of Light

    • Luminous Eye Productions
    • 1996
    • 70 min

    Instead of making a classic writers portrait, filmmaker Oliver Hockenhull chose to visualise Huxleys body of thoughts by using stock footage (including television interviews), computer-made 3D animation, dramatised scenes and recited excerpts from Huxleys essays in Aldous Huxley: The Gravity of Light. The film takes his famous book Brave New World from 1932 as a departure point for a cinematographic journey along the history of modern-day technology. New media and the virtual cyberspace are a (temporary) end point. The film also links up Huxley’s experiments with hallucinogenic drugs and the ecstasy-craving rave scene.

    All Governments Lie: Truth, Deception, and the Spirit of I.F. Stone

    • Alfred Peabody
    • 2016
    • 92 min

    Independent, investigative, adversarial journalists, including Glenn Greenwald, allow the camera to follow them, as they use government documents to expose deception.

    All Together Now

    • Adrian Wills
    • 2008
    • 84 min

    All Together Now is a year in the life of the stressful preparations for a Cirque du Soleil show based on Beatles music, under the watchful eye of none other than Paul McCartney.

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