All Documentaries

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

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    2016 (302)

    Abacus: Small Enough to Jail

    • Steve James
    • 2016
    • 90 min
    • Masters

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

    Abandoned Land

    • Gilles Laurent
    • 2016
    • 73 min
    • Panorama

    A thoughtful portrait of the people who have returned to their homes in the evacuated zone around the Fukushima nuclear power station, despite the radioactivity.

    Ah

    • Mustafa Ünlü
    • 2016
    • 104 min
    • 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.

    Alexei and the Spring

    • Seiichi Motohashi
    • 2002
    • 104 min
    • Focus: The Quiet Eye

    Life in Budische calmly carries on for 55 elderly locals and the younger Alexei, all of whom refused to be evacuated after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster.

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

    • Alfred Peabody
    • 2016
    • 92 min
    • Best of Fests

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

    All These Sleepless Nights

    • Michal Marczak
    • 2016
    • 100 min
    • Paradocs

    A coming-of-age portrait about alcohol, drugs, girls and house music, balancing between fact and fiction.

    Almost There

    • Jacqueline Zünd
    • 2016
    • 83 min
    • IDFA Competition for First Appearance

    A moving portrait of three men in the autumn of their lives, all of whom are searching for meaning and dignity.

    Alter Senator

    • Willehad Eilers
    • 2015
    • 13 min
    • Paradocs: Amsterdam Art Weekend at IDFA

    A week in the life of a non-stop drinker – through his alcohol-addled eyes, dreary gray reality is transformed into a wonderland filled with gorgeous women.

    Amateurs in Space

    • Max Kestner
    • 2016
    • 90 min
    • IDFA Competition for Feature-Length Documentary

    A boys’ adventure tale come true for two Danish friends who dream of building a rocket for the first amateur manned flight into space.

    Amazona

    • Clare Weiskopf
    • 2016
    • 82 min
    • IDFA Competition for First Appearance

    Clare was 11 years old when her mother swapped family life for seclusion in the jungle. 30 years later, she decides to confront her mother with the choices she made.

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