All Documentaries

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

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    A Day Under The Sun

    • Vlado Zrnic
    • 2000
    • 76 min
    • IDFA Competition for Feature-Length Documentary, Jan Vrijman Fund

    A Dedicated Life

    • Kazuo Hara
    • 1994
    • 157 min
    • Regular program: Top 10

    Mixed documentary-fictional portrait of the Japanese writer Mitsuharu Inoue (1925-1992).

    Abacus: Small Enough to Jail

    • Steve James
    • 2016
    • 90 min
    • Regular program: 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.

    Abduction the Megumi Yokota Story

    • Chris Sheridan, Patty Kim
    • 2006
    • 85 min
    • Best of Fests

    A Japanese couple tries to find out the truth about their daughter, who was kidnapped as a 13-year-old by the North Korean secret service in 1977.


    • Ken'ichi Oguri
    • 2001
    • 101 min
    • IDFA Competition for Feature-Length Documentary

    Account of a three months stay in America of two mental handicapped boys from Japan.

    About Baghdad

    • Adam Shapiro, Bassam Haddad, Suzy Salamy, Maya Mikdashi, Sinan Antoon
    • 2004
    • 90 min
    • Reflecting Images

    American-Iraqi coproduction in which residents of and visitors to Baghdad express their previous horrors and present fears.

    About Canto

    • Ramon Gieling
    • 2011
    • 78 min
    • IDFA Competition for Feature-Length Documentary, IDFA Competition for Dutch Documentary

    A journey into the mystery that is Canto Ostinato, a composition that has dramatically affected the lives of many people.

    About Heaven

    • Stéphane Goël
    • 2015
    • 85 min
    • Masters

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


    • Carla Valencia Dávila
    • 2010
    • 93 min
    • IDFA Competition for First Appearance

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