All Documentaries

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

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    Migration (36)

    Abacus: Small Enough to Jail

    • Steve James
    • 2016
    • 90 min
    • Masters

    Not all bankers escaped prosecution in the U.S. mortgage crisis: a small Chinese-American family bank spent years fighting in the courts.

    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.


    • Clare Weiskopf
    • 2016
    • 82 min
    • IDFA Competition for First Appearance

    Clare was 11 years old when her mother swapped family life for seclusion in the jungle. 30 years later, she decides to confront her mother with the choices she made.

    American Dharma

    • Errol Morris
    • 2018
    • 98 min
    • Masters

    Steve Bannon sits down with filmmaker Errol Morris for an extensive interview, in a documentary that Morris has described as a “horror film.”

    Another News Story

    • Orban Wallace
    • 2017
    • 84 min
    • Best of Fests

    A caravan of refugees and journalists makes its way across Europe, one group in search of safety, the other after a good story.


    • Dana Gelman
    • 2018
    • 16 min
    • IDFA Competition for Student Documentary

    The refugee crisis encapsulated in a single night: a crowd of people wait in front of the immigration office for the tiny chance that they'll be granted a refugee status. 

    Bolingo. The Forest of Love

    • Alejandro G. Salgado
    • 2016
    • 55 min
    • IDFA Competition for Mid-Length Documentary

    These testimonies of five African women making the perilous journey from Africa to Europe are celebrations of motherhood, capturing their courage, hope and resilience.

    Bury Me, My Love

    • Florent Maurin
    • 2017
    • IDFA DocLab Competition for Digital Storytelling, DocLab: Uncharted Rituals

    In this surprising, interactive smartphone app, you play Majd from Syria, whose young wife is trying to escape to Europe.

    But Now Is Perfect

    • Carin Goeijers
    • 2018
    • 55 min
    • IDFA Competition for Dutch Documentary, IDFA Competition for Mid-Length Documentary

    The southern Italian village of Riace once symbolized successful refugee resettlement, but it’s here of all places where things go wrong for the Nigerian woman Becky Moses.

    By Then

    • Matthieu Dibelius
    • 2018
    • 45 min
    • Luminous

    Taxi driver Kofi steers his regular customers through a changing Paris, as the car radio reports on the new reality of France.