All Documentaries

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

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    IDFA Awards
    122 Results
    IDFA Competition for Mid-Length Documentary (122)

    Albino United

    • Marc Hoeferlin, Juan Reina, Barney Broomfield
    • 2010
    • 60 min
    • IDFA Competition for Mid-Length Documentary

    American Arab

    • Usama Alshaibi
    • 2013
    • 56 min
    • IDFA Competition for Mid-Length Documentary

    Just what is an American Arab? This is a personal film about identity, nationality and racism – and the right to be complicated.

    Aracati

    • Aline Portugal, Julia De Simone
    • 2015
    • 62 min
    • IDFA Competition for Mid-Length Documentary

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

    At Home in the World

    • Andreas Koefoed
    • 2015
    • 58 min
    • IDFA Competition for Mid-Length Documentary, Focus: Benjamin Barber: Jihad vs. McWorld 2015

    At a Danish Red Cross school, young refugees are being prepared for regular education. Among them is an introverted Chechnyan named Magomed.

    Awaken

    • Jiawei Ning
    • 2017
    • 63 min
    • IDFA Competition for Mid-Length Documentary

    Amidst a snowy landscape, a Chinese fisherman readies his boat for spring in this wordless experimental film.

    Back to the Taj Mahal Hotel

    • Carina Molier
    • 2017
    • 70 min
    • IDFA Competition for Mid-Length Documentary, IDFA Competition for Dutch Documentary

    Witnesses of the attack on the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel in Mumbai look back and reflect on existential questions about fear, freedom and security.

    Bahrain: The Forbidden Country

    • Stéphanie Lamorré
    • 2012
    • 52 min
    • IDFA Competition for Mid-Length Documentary

    Stephanie Lamorré shot rare clandestine footage of the 2011 uprisings in Bahrain, exploring the hidden side of the Arabic Spring.

    A Bastard Child

    • Knutte Wester
    • 2016
    • 57 min
    • IDFA Competition for Mid-Length Documentary

    In an exceptional mix of animation and archive footage, artist Knutte Wester tells the story of his grandmother, who grew up with the stigma of being illegitimate.

    Black Out

    • Eva Weber
    • 2012
    • 47 min
    • IDFA Competition for Mid-Length Documentary

    Most of the inhabitants of Guinea have no electricity. To be able to study, many young students walk to places where there is light.

    Black Stones

    • usama ghanoum
    • 2017
    • 48 min
    • IDFA Competition for Mid-Length Documentary, Shifting Perspectives: The Arab World

    Caught in the cross fire during the siege of Homs, people try to carry on with their lives.

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