All Documentaries

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

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    • Robert Greene
    • 2014
    • 87 min
    • Framing Reality

    An account of a relationship on the rocks as experienced by actress Brandy Burre of The Wire, this film employs stylistic elements from melodrama and cinema verité.

    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.

    And Life Goes On

    • Abbas Kiarostami
    • 1992
    • 91 min
    • Top 10

    Set in the aftermath of the 1991 earthquake in Iran, this road movie is a testament to perseverance and the will to survive.


    • Stan Neumann
    • 2014
    • 90 min
    • Panorama

    The intimate relationship between book and filmmaker becomes tangible in this largely fictionalized vision on the eponymous novel by W. G. Sebald.

    Do You Get It No. 4

    • Louis van Gasteren
    • 1978
    • 15 min
    • Dutch Docs '65-'90 and Their Shadows

    A seemingly guileless recording of a village street shifts to become an intriguing essay on looking, manipulation and reality.


    • Kristoffer Borgli
    • 2017
    • 94 min
    • Best of Fests

    A violent art project inspires an advertising campaign that deliberately fails, thanks to creative sabotage. Art becomes commerce, then art again.

    Energy and How to Get It

    • Robert Frank, Rudy Wurlitzer, Gary Hill
    • 1981
    • 28 min
    • Don't Blink: Robert Frank

    Fact and fiction are intertwined in this experimental tale about Robert Golka, an inventor who wants to provide the world with an inexhaustible supply of energy.

    Episode of the Sea

    • Lonnie van Brummelen, Siebren de Haan, Inhabitants of Urk
    • 2014
    • 63 min
    • Framing Reality

    A visually stunning ethno-fictional work on the Dutch fishing community of Urk. Both fishing and filmmaking are presented as practices handed down by forefathers.


    • Rithy Panh
    • 2016
    • 78 min
    • Masters

    A poetic, artistic recreation of the early memories of director Rithy Panh, the only member of his family to survive the genocide in Cambodia.

    Exit Through the Gift Shop

    • Banksy
    • 2010
    • 87 min
    • Framing Reality

    In his hilarious and much-discussed film, Banksy focuses on the French documentary maker Thierry Guetta, who turns into a megalomaniacal street artist.