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

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    't Zonhuis (1925)

    • Joris Ivens
    • 1925
    • 2 min

    Around the summerhouse ('t Zonhuis') of the Ivens family near Nijmegen several shots were taken. In recordings from 1922 we see Coba Ivens in the garden. Wim and Rie enter ''t Zonhuis' and are welcomed by the Ivens family. Dora Ivens is in the sunken sitting area under the sunshade. Later, the whole family joins her. The camerawork is probably by Piet Rutten.Images from 1925 show father and mother Ivens on a garden bench. Other family-members join them. The family saunters through the garden. Images of Coba and ma Ivens. Rie poses proudly with her two dogs. The camerawork is by Piet Rutten or Joris Ivens.Following a commercial leader, 'Foto?, Projectie? en Kinohandel CAPI, Kalverstraat 115, Amsterdam', we see the Ivens family in and around the house in private shootings from 1927. Thea Ivens opens the window of the garden house and poses together with another woman: Jitske van den Berg. Mother Dora is engaged in preparing a meal. Coba drops her homework. Father Ivens comes home and reads the newspaper in the garden. The camerawork is probably by Joris Ivens.

    (The Rise and Fall of the Legendary) Anglobilly Feverson

    • Rosto
    • 2002
    • 10 min

    A combination of animation and fiction featuring Anglobilly Feverson who discovers a hole in the heavens.


    • Leo Wentink
    • 2004
    • 12 min

    Alienating story, told in reverse, about the fate of 20,000 albino rabbits on a breeding farm.

    The 1, 2, 3 Rhapsody

    • Frans Bromet, Jan de Bont, René Daalder, Rem Koolhaas, Samuel Meyering
    • 1964
    • 15 min

    'Film in sketches' featuring Jan de Bont, René Daalder, Rem Koolhaas, Samuel Meyering and Frans Bromet.

    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.

    12 Notes Down

    • Andreas Koefoed
    • 2008
    • 26 min

    The star of the young boy's choir, Jorgis must come to terms with his changing voice and the adulthood that comes with it.

    13, 14, 15

    • Claudius Beutler
    • 2009
    • 19 min

    Everyday, repetitive actions shape the lives of young Russians during a Siberian summer. Filmed in the style of a silent film.

    14 episodes

    • Murad Mazaev
    • 2004
    • 8 min

    Shocking images of the first and second Russian-Chechen wars, filmed by a recently deceased journalist.


    • Nora Martirosyan
    • 2007
    • 44 min

    What are the parallels between 1937, the history of a country and that of an individual?

    1Minute Nature

    • Stefanie Visjager, Katinka Baehr
    • 2016
    • 4

    In short, imaginative animated documentaries, children talk about their relationship with nature.