All Documentaries

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

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    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.

    Ain't Misbehavin

    • Marcel Ophüls
    • 2013
    • 106 min
    • Masters

    A look back at a life in cinema, at the locations where it was lived, by documentary maestro Marcel Ophüls.

    Ali Aqa

    • Kamran Heidari
    • 2017
    • 81 min
    • IDFA Competition for Feature-Length Documentary

    A dynamic portrait of a recalcitrant 70-year-old pigeon enthusiast who escapes the reality of old age by caring for his birds.

    Alicia

    • 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.

    Almost Like in My Dreams

    • Frédéric Guillaume
    • 2011
    • 42 min
    • Panorama

    A film diary by Frédéric Guillaume about a loving young family and the heartrending breakup that follows. Daughter Juliette frolics merrily among the shards of the shattered relationship.

    Amal

    • Mohamed Siam
    • 2017
    • 83 min
    • IDFA Competition for Feature-Length Documentary, Shifting Perspectives: The Arab World

    At age 14, Amal is already taking part in protests on Tahrir Square. In the years after, she searches for her identity in a country in transition.

    Amazona

    • 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 Valhalla

    • Andreas Neumann, Joshua Homme
    • 2017
    • 82 min
    • Music Documentary

    This film about the genesis of Iggy Pop’s hit 2016 album Post Pop Depression shows he still has a "Lust for Life."

    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.

    Antonio Lopez 1970: Sex, Fashion & Disco

    • James Crump
    • 2017
    • 90 min
    • Panorama

    A hypnotic collage of striking archive material about Antonio Lopez, the most influential fashion illustrator of the 20th century.

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