All Documentaries

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

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    • Renate Costa
    • 2010
    • 95 min

    In Paraguay, "108" is a derogatory term for homosexuals. In this documentary, filmmaker Renate Costa investigates the history of her 108 uncle.

    12 Days of Waiting

    • Atousa Bandeh Ghiasabadi
    • 2008
    • 39 min

    Political developments dominate the private life of an old Iranian couple who try in vain to get in touch with their emigrated daughter.

    15 Attempts

    • Aliona van der Horst
    • 2013
    • 50 min

    An uplifting film that invites the audience to look and listen without preconceptions during 15 attempts.

    33 Animals of Santa Claus

    • Laila Pakalnina
    • 2011
    • 50 min

    This subtly humorous film is a portrait of a Latvian women who shares her apartment with 33 animals, which makes for a great deal of interaction.

    5 Broken Cameras

    • Emad Burnat, Guy Davidi
    • 2011
    • 90 min

    A powerful and personal portrait of a Palestinian village's opposition to encroaching Jewish settlements. Filmed by a villager over a period of several years.

    Abandoned Land

    • Gilles Laurent
    • 2016
    • 73 min

    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.

    About Heaven

    • Stéphane Goël
    • 2015
    • 85 min

    A group of Swiss senior citizens discusses their ideas about life after death in a series of remarkable, moving and funny conversations.

    Abu Jamil Street

    • Monchovet Alexis, Stephane Marchetti
    • 2010
    • 52 min

    Four jolly young Palestinain men at work digging underground tunnels from the Gaza Strip to Egypt.


    • Carla Valencia Dávila
    • 2010
    • 93 min

    Ecuadorian documentary filmmaker Carla Valencia Dvila's debut film about her two exceptional grandfathers: a political activist who died young and a "wonder doctor" who sought immortality.

    Act and Wind

    • Marcelo Masagão
    • 2014
    • 72 min

    A true treat for cinephiles, this swirling sequence of iconic shots shows how films bridge time and space and tell a more universal story.