All Documentaries

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

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    According to Protocol

    • Anne-Marieke Graafmans
    • 2015
    • 49 min
    • Regular program: Panorama

    The performance of two emergency call operators comes under scrutiny with the introduction of a new and more commercial protocol.

    Ahmad's Hair

    • Susan Koenen
    • 2016
    • 16 min
    • IDFA School Program

    Syrian refugee Ahmad (12) is busy trying to make Dutch friends. It turns out he's also on a personal, heart-warming mission.


    • Maasja Ooms
    • 2017
    • 90 min
    • IDFA Competition for Dutch Documentary

    Nine-year-old Alicia just wants a safe and loving environment, but that’s not always easy when you live in an orphanage.

    All We Ever Wanted

    • Sarah Mathilde Domogala
    • 2010
    • 49 min
    • Regular program: Workshop Results

    A portrait of four young go-getters finding their way in the world and running the risk of falling victim to their own ambitions.

    André Hazes - She Believes in Me

    • John Appel
    • 1999
    • 88 min
    • Focus: 25 years Highlights of the Lowlands

    A portrait of the Dutch singer André Hazes (1951-2004) at the height of his fame.

    Andy's Promise

    • Nathalie Crum
    • 2017
    • 16 min
    • IDFA Competition for Kids & Docs, IDFA Junior

    A touching portrait of a 13-year-old boy fighting to prevent the centuries-old tradition of the "schutterij" from dying out.


    • Anneloor van Heemstra
    • 2009
    • 19 min
    • IDFA Competition for Kids & Docs

    Ten-year-old Joost suffers from ADHD, making it difficult for him to concentrate. He keeps his disorder secret from his classmates for a very long time.

    Awake in a Bad Dream

    • Petra Lataster-Czisch, Peter Lataster
    • 2013
    • 114 min
    • IDFA Competition for Dutch Documentary

    Three women’s lives are turned upside down as they struggle with the physical and emotional aftermath of a breast cancer diagnosis.

    Ayla, het Tsunami Meisje

    • Wilma Ligthart
    • 2005
    • 15 min
    • IDFA Competition for Kids & Docs

    The Dutch girl Ayla and her family were staying in a hotel in Sri Lanka when the tsunami of 2004 hit the coast.

    The Ballad of Lucky Fonz III

    • David Kleijwegt
    • 2011
    • 46 min
    • IDFA Competition for Music Documentary

    Modern-day troubadour and singer-songwriter Otto Wichers talks about his career as Lucky Fonz III, intercut with his comically melancholic performances.