All Documentaries

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

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    1 Giant Leap

    • Jamie Catto, Duncan Bridgeman
    • 2002
    • 76 min

    Global trip through music and images explores 12 common global themes.

    28 Up

    • Michael Apted
    • 1984
    • 136 min

    In the fourth installment of this renowned UK documentary series, the 14 protagonists wrestle with adult issues concerning marriage, career and children.

    37 Uses For a Dead Sheep

    • Ben Hopkins
    • 2006
    • 85 min

    This colourful documentary blends seriousness and humour, homesickness and heroic feats, as it centres on a small populace riding the surf of history.

    4 Short Films on Iraq - Sistani, Losing Faith, Greetings from Sadr City, Shia-istan

    • Maziar Bahari
    • 2007
    • 72 min

    Four reports that depict everyday life, political and religous issues in war-stricken raq.

    4 Short Stories on Iraq

    • Maziar Bahari
    • 2004
    • 48 min

    Four short documentaries contain images we usually do not get to see on our newscasts and current affairs programmes.


    • William Raban
    • 2009
    • 4 min

    What happens when you leave out all the usual frills from a film screening. What are you left with?

    42 up

    • Michael Apted
    • 1998
    • 133 min

    What has become of the dreams and aspirations of the fourteen English people, now 42 years old, who were followed by Michael Apted since they were seven?

    49 up

    • Michael Apted
    • 2005
    • 145 min

    Seventh episode in the documentary series that every seven years asks a number of British people about their lives from when they were seven years old.


    • Michael Apted
    • 2012
    • 140 min

    Every seven years since 1964, this now celebrated sociological film experiment has been following the lives of 14 British people from various classes born in 1957.

    66 Months

    • James Bluemel
    • 2011
    • 85 min

    Unflinching yet respectful, the camera records the decline of two boozing, fighting, destructive outcasts who develop a loving relationship despite it all.