All Documentaries

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

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    Brazil (32)

    O amor é único

    • Marina Meijer
    • 2018
    • 50 min
    • IDFA Competition for Dutch Documentary

    She may be elderly, but the Brazilian widow Dona Alva (aka The Macho Woman) isn’t immune to the universal quest to find love.


    • 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.  


    • Lynette Wallworth
    • 2018
    • 30 min
    • DocLab Humanoid Cookbook, IDFA DocLab Spotlight

    Technology and transcendence merge in this VR experience transporting you to the Yawanawá in the Amazon. Your guide is the community’s first female shaman. On-site reservation required.

    Bird Skin

    • Clara Peltier
    • 2015
    • 20 min
    • Panorama

    A Brazilian dancer named Tuane transcends her life in the favelas with dazzling performances in glittering costumes.

    Bixa Travesty

    • Claudia Priscilla, Kiko Goifman
    • 2018
    • 75 min
    • Best of Fests

    This raw, lively and sometimes very intimate portrait of the Brazilian “tranny fag” Linn da Quebrada sees her transcending heteronormative morality.

    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.


    • Eduardo Nazarian, Joaquim Castro, Mariana Aydar
    • 2014
    • 86 min
    • Music Documentary

    A portrait in dreamlike, impressionist images of accordion virtuoso Dominguinhos, an ardent advocate of traditional Brazilian music.

    Fire Mouth

    • Luciano Pérez Fernández
    • 2017
    • 9 min
    • IDFA Competition for Short Documentary

    Graphic, black-and-white shots of a searingly hot day at a Brazilian soccer stadium, set to a soundtrack dominated by Didi "Fire Mouth" Souza’s impassioned radio commentary.

    Gabriel Reports the World Cup

    • Els van Driel
    • 2014
    • 17 min
    • Kids & Docs

    Fledgling Brazilian journalist Gabriel filmed the demolition of his neighborhood, which had to make way for a train line because of the World Cup.


    • Nara Normande
    • 2018
    • 15 min
    • IDFA Competition for Short Documentary

    Filmmaker Nara Normande uses a remarkable blend of animation techniques to recall happier times on the beaches of her childhood.