All Documentaries

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

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    Am I Dreaming of Others, or Are Others Dreaming of Me?

    • Shigeo Arikawa
    • 2014
    • 11 min
    • Paradocs: Amsterdam Art Weekend at IDFA

    This surreal dream simulation is simultaneously familiar and discomfiting as it lets go of the linear time frame and sidelines language.

    Blood Brothers

    • Marco Espírito Santo, Miguel Coimbra
    • 2015
    • 6 min
    • Paradocs

    An exhilarating soundtrack accompanies Portuguese bullfighters as they return to the arena for the first time since the death of their leader.

    Borrowed Time

    • Semâ Bekirovic
    • 2014
    • 10 min
    • Paradocs: Amsterdam Art Weekend at IDFA

    A spellbinding record of a freedive in which calmness makes way for desperation. Nine minutes feel like an eternity, and you’ll never take breathing for granted again.

    Captive Horizon

    • Lukas Marxt
    • 2015
    • 14 min
    • Paradocs

    An impressive, alienating tour of extreme landscapes that at first sight seem inhospitable, but have been formed by human activity.

    I dimenticati

    • Vittorio De Seta
    • 1959
    • 20 min
    • Top 10

    As winter recedes, life returns to an isolated Italian mountain village. The locals prepare for the “Spar Ceremony.”


    • Nicolas Provost
    • 2015
    • 14 min
    • Paradocs

    Nicolas Provost traveled around the west of the United States, coming upon monumental landscapes of immense cinematic beauty. 

    From the East

    • Chantal Akerman
    • 1993
    • 115 min
    • Top 10

    Slow cinema at its best, this is a visual account of travels through Eastern Europe shortly after the collapse of the Soviet Union – a world about to undergo radical changes.

    Híbridos, the Spirits of Brazil

    • Vincent Moon, Priscilla Telmon
    • 2017
    • 88 min
    • Music Documentary

    An exploration of religious, spiritualist and shamanistic ritual in Brazil, bringing us as close as possible to trance and ecstasy.

    Homo Sapiens

    • Nikolaus Geyrhalter
    • 2016
    • 94 min
    • Regular program: Masters

    There’s not a soul to be seen in this intriguing sequence of abandoned locations – symbols of our ephemerality.

    In Defense of the Rocket

    • Martin Ginestie
    • 2015
    • 5 min
    • Paradocs

    The rise and fall of the Middle East peace process, documented by a series of news photographs set to the rhythms of Beethoven’s 7th Symphony.