All Documentaries

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

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    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.

    Addicted to Plastic

    • Ian Connacher
    • 2008
    • 85 min

    A surprising look into the ecological impact of the most successful material of the past century: plastic.

    The Age of Stupid

    • Franny Armstrong
    • 2008
    • 89 min

    This documentary drama depicts an uninhabitable earth in the year 2055. The librarian of world history explains which decisions led to the definitive climate change.

    Alive Inside

    • Michael Rossato-Bennett
    • 2014
    • 78 min

    A compelling film that shows how music can revive the emotions and memories of elderly people suffering from dementia, transforming their lives.

    Amateurs in Space

    • Max Kestner
    • 2016
    • 90 min

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

    The American Epic Sessions

    • Bernard MacMahon
    • 2015
    • 146 min

    Contemporary artists use recently restored, authentic 1920s recording equipment to record new versions of songs from that period – with exciting results.

    Anthrax War

    • Bob Coen
    • 2009
    • 86 min

    In this investigative documentary about the origins of the anthrax letters sent in 2001, journalist Bob Coen follows a trail of dead scientists.


    • Aline Portugal, Julia De Simone
    • 2015
    • 62 min

    As the wind blows across northeastern Brazil, people talk about the changes here. Meanwhile, the landscape speaks its own language.

    Atomic: Living in Dread and Promise

    • Mark Cousins
    • 2015
    • 71 min

    Impressions of our atomic age: Cold War saber-rattling, Chernobyl, Fukushima, but also the sublime beauty of the atomic world.

    Bear 71 VR

    • 2016

    A seminal piece in the history of interactive documentary, reimagined and re-released as a VR piece for the 10-year anniversary of IDFA DocLab.