All Documentaries

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

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    Architecture (23)


    • Stan Neumann
    • 2014
    • 90 min
    • Panorama

    The intimate relationship between book and filmmaker becomes tangible in this largely fictionalized vision on the eponymous novel by W. G. Sebald.


    • Khaled Abdulwahed
    • 2018
    • 26 min
    • Paradocs

    A ravaged cactus field is recreated in a Berlin apartment. A reenactment about devastation and reconstruction; a miraculous resurrection in miniature.

    Big Time

    • Kaspar Astrup Schröder
    • 2017
    • 93 min
    • Panorama

    A portrait of the high-flying young Danish architect Bjarke Ingels during a hectic period in both his personal and professional life.

    Building Bridges

    • Heloisa Azevedo Passos
    • 2017
    • 73 min
    • Panorama

    Personal conversations between a father and daughter expose a generation gap, while also shedding light on Brazil’s contemporary political and economic structures.

    La casa (ostinato crescendo)

    • Giovanni Giaretta
    • 2018
    • 6 min
    • Paradocs: Amsterdam Art Weekend at IDFA

    In a horror film, it’s the suggestive power of the setting that forms the atmosphere, not the violent, gory action.

    Chanel Aubazine - Paris

    • Jérôme Schlomoff
    • 2011
    • 4 min
    • Paradocs

    A journey, recorded using a pinhole camera, to places where French fashion designer Coco Chanel lived and worked - the similarities between them are revealing.

    The Cruise

    • Bennett Miller
    • 1998
    • 76 min
    • Top 10

    Talkative tour guide Tim Levitch spouts a torrent of infectious ideas that shed new light on tightly regimented Manhattan.

    False Mirror

    • Ali Eslami
    • 2018
    • DocLab Humanoid Cookbook, IDFA DocLab Spotlight

    This ever-growing VR city is a laboratory in which its creator Ali Eslami explores our possible futures in completely virtual worlds. On-site reservation required.

    Human Geography

    • Claire Simon
    • 2013
    • 101 min
    • Masters

    A documentary portrait both of a train station and its reflection of a society touched by globalization.

    The Interior City

    • Iso Luengo, Jorge Moneo Quintana, Andrea Ballesteros i Beato
    • 2017
    • 25 min
    • IDFA Competition for Student Documentary

    A portrait of doormen, those people that we all walk past. Just what are they thinking?