All Documentaries

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

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    All These Sleepless Nights

    • Michal Marczak
    • 2016
    • 100 min
    • Paradocs

    A coming-of-age portrait about alcohol, drugs, girls and house music, balancing between fact and fiction.

    The Breath of the Orchestra

    • Katarzyna Kasica
    • 2014
    • 45 min
    • Regular program: Music Documentary

    A portrait of Frans Brüggens’s Orchestra of the 18th Century, which employs authentic instruments to come as close as possible to what the composers intended.

    Call Me Marianna

    • Karolina Bielawska
    • 2015
    • 75 min
    • Regular program: Best of Fests

    An intelligent, empathetic portrait of a Polish transgendered person who pays a very high price to finally be herself.

    Call Me Tony

    • Klaudiusz Chrostowski
    • 2017
    • 64 min
    • IDFA Competition for Student Documentary

    An intimate portrait of 18-year-old Konrad, whose dedication to bodybuilding and acting reveals a desperate fight for his absent father's attention.

    Close Ties

    • Zofia Kowalewska
    • 2016
    • 19 min
    • IDFA Competition for Student Documentary

    A loving portrait of a bickering couple who seems to have weathered every storm life has thrown at them. Everything falls into place during a family dinner.


    • Anna Zamecka
    • 2016
    • 72 min
    • Regular program: Best of Fests

    Tragic, in parts humorous and even cautiously optimistic portrait of Ola, a combative 14-year-old who takes care of her autistic brother almost all by herself.


    • Anastazja Dabrowska
    • 2016
    • 24 min
    • IDFA Competition for Student Documentary

    At a summer camp for young people with Down syndrome, Daniel tries to express his feelings in a poem. A film about universal desires, friendship and brotherly love.

    Drill Baby Drill

    • Lech Kowalski
    • 2013
    • 84 min
    • Regular program: Best of Fests, Focus: Green Screen

    The residents of a village in the fertile east of Poland oppose plans by power company Chevron to drill for shale gas in their region.

    Everything Is Possible

    • Lidia Duda
    • 2013
    • 54 min
    • IDFA Competition for Mid-Length Documentary

    The husband tells the story while his wife travels. Elderly but full of life, a Polish couple exposes the anatomy of an unorthodox marriage.

    How to Live

    • Marcel Lozinski
    • 1981
    • 83 min
    • Paradocs: Curated by Aernout Mik

    At times hilarious, this historical document from the early 1980s features young Polish couples at a Communist summer camp learning how to be ideal citizens.