All Documentaries

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

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    The Act of Killing

    • Joshua Oppenheimer
    • 2012
    • 159 min
    • The Visual Voice

    In this shocking and groundbreaking documentary, former death squad leaders dramatize their role in the mass murder of Indonesian communists in Hollywood genres of their choice.

    Ahmad's Hair

    • Susan Koenen
    • 2016
    • 16 min
    • IDFA School Program

    Syrian refugee Ahmad (12) is busy trying to make Dutch friends. It turns out he's also on a personal, heart-warming mission.

    Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer

    • Nick Broomfield, Joan Churchill
    • 2003
    • 89 min
    • The Visual Voice

    For the second time, Nick Broomfield focuses on the tragic fate of Aileen Wuornos, "America’s first female serial killer."

    Aleppo's Fall

    • Nizam Najar
    • 2017
    • 85 min
    • Panorama

    Years of war have failed to weaken the position of President Bashar al-Assad. Embedded with the rebels, filmmaker Nizam Najjar investigates why.

    Ali Aqa

    • Kamran Heidari
    • 2017
    • 81 min
    • IDFA Competition for Feature-Length Documentary

    A dynamic portrait of a recalcitrant 70-year-old pigeon enthusiast who escapes the reality of old age by caring for his birds.

    Alicia

    • Maasja Ooms
    • 2017
    • 90 min
    • IDFA Competition for Dutch Documentary

    Nine-year-old Alicia just wants a safe and loving environment, but that’s not always easy when you live in an orphanage.

    Amal

    • Mohamed Siam
    • 2017
    • 83 min
    • IDFA Competition for Feature-Length Documentary, Shifting Perspectives: The Arab World

    At age 14, Amal is already taking part in protests on Tahrir Square. In the years after, she searches for her identity in a country in transition.

    American Valhalla

    • Andreas Neumann, Joshua Homme
    • 2017
    • 82 min
    • Music Documentary

    This film about the genesis of Iggy Pop’s hit 2016 album Post Pop Depression shows he still has a "Lust for Life."

    The Ancient Woods

    • Mindaugas Survila
    • 2017
    • 85 min
    • IDFA Competition for First Appearance

    A poetic and atypical nature film about the various inhabitants of an old-growth forest—in the air, on the ground and in the water.

    Andy's Promise

    • Nathalie Crum
    • 2017
    • 16 min
    • IDFA Competition for Kids & Docs, IDFA Junior

    A touching portrait of a 13-year-old boy fighting to prevent the centuries-old tradition of the "schutterij" from dying out.

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