All Documentaries

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

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    IDFA Awards
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    2012 (376)

    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.

    An Affair of the Heart

    • Sylvia Caminer
    • 2012
    • 93 min
    • 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.

    Afghan Girl

    • Louis Elsass
    • 2012
    • 2 min
    • Why Poverty?

    A young Afghan girl tells us she would like to go to school, to become an engineer or a teacher, but that her father is making her herd the sheep.


    • Sarah Harkink
    • 2012
    • 54 min
    • IDFA Competition for Dutch Documentary, IDFA DOC U Competition

    Sarah looks up old girlfriends who were with her in "Sector Alexandra" of the Harreveld youth detention facility - with shocking results.

    Alias Ruby Blade: A Story of Love and Revolution

    • Alex Meillier
    • 2012
    • 78 min
    • IDFA Competition for First Appearance

    The remarkable love story of human rights activist Kirsty Sword and political prisoner Xanana Gusmão, who joined forces for the independence of East Timor.

    All of Me

    • Susan Koenen
    • 2012
    • 15 min
    • Kids & Docs

    Diede and Emma share everything with each other. Everything? Well, almost everything. Because Diede has a secret: she's clairvoyant.

    Alma, a Tale of Violence

    • Miquel Dewever-Plana, Isabelle Fougère
    • 2012
    • IDFA DocLab Competition for Digital Storytelling

    This interactive tablet documentary allows you to swipe back and forth between a no-frills presentation of the violent confessions of former gang member Alma and an alternate image stream that puts it all in context.

    Almost Like in My Dreams

    • Frédéric Guillaume
    • 2011
    • 42 min
    • Panorama

    A film diary by Frédéric Guillaume about a loving young family and the heartrending breakup that follows. Daughter Juliette frolics merrily among the shards of the shattered relationship.

    Almost 18

    • Ingeborg Jansen
    • 2012
    • 77 min
    • IDFA Competition for Dutch Documentary

    Rigel, Batanay and Giovanni are locked up in a youth detention center for violent robberies. What will change when they turn 18?

    Alone in the World

    • Denise Janzee
    • 2012
    • 60 min
    • Panorama

    What price did the children of three famous Dutch artists of the 1960s pay for their parents' drive for fulfillment?