All Documentaries

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

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    Ain't Misbehavin

    • Marcel Ophüls
    • 2013
    • 106 min
    • Regular program: Masters

    A look back at a life in cinema, at the locations where it was lived, by documentary maestro Marcel Ophüls.

    Antonio Lopez 1970: Sex, Fashion & Disco

    • James Crump
    • 2017
    • 90 min
    • Panorama

    A hypnotic collage of striking archive material about Antonio Lopez, the most influential fashion illustrator of the 20th century.

    The Armstrong Lie

    • Alex Gibney
    • 2013
    • 122 min
    • Regular program: Masters

    Lance Armstrong was stripped of his seven Tour victories, and his years of lying and intimidation will continue to haunt him. An exhaustive reconstruction.

    The Battle of Algiers, a Film Within History

    • Malek Bensmaïl
    • 2017
    • 117 min
    • Masters

    How a feature film became an icon of the Algerian War of Independence and still serves as an example for insurgents around the world.

    The Beaches of Agnès

    • Agnès Varda
    • 2008
    • 109 min
    • Focus: The Female Gaze

    An autobiographical magic carpet ride of images, memories, film clips, stories and scenes from one of cinema’s great masters, Agnès Varda.

    Before Summer Ends

    • Maryam Goormaghtigh
    • 2017
    • 80 min
    • Best of Fests

    A melancholic road movie featuring three friends spending their summer traveling across France after one of them decides to return to Iran.

    Broadcasting the End - A Tale about a Magic Mountain

    • Martijn Payens
    • 2013
    • 47 min
    • IDFA Competition for First Appearance, IDFA Competition for Dutch Documentary

    A story about a magic mountain in the South of France, and even more about what a media hype can do to a sleepy village.


    • Ventura Durall, Salvador Sunyer, Sergi Cameron
    • 2014
    • 94 min
    • Regular program: Best of Fests

    In the weeks leading up to the predicted apocalypse of 2012, the French village of Bugarach is transformed into a spiritual sanctuary.

    Burn Out

    • Samuel Bollendorff, Olivia Colo
    • 2013
    • IDFA DocLab Competition for Digital Storytelling

    This shocking web documentary captures the recent wave of suicides in France, which is on the verge of a collective burnout.

    Burning Out

    • Jérôme le Maire
    • 2016
    • 85 min
    • IDFA Competition for Feature-Length Documentary

    Doctors in a Parisian hospital are fighting a life-and-death battle. Everything’s got to be cheaper, quicker and more efficient. A glimpse of imminent burnout in the healthcare system.