All Documentaries

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

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    Apollo Javakheti

    • Bakar Cherkezishvili
    • 2017
    • 16 min
    • IDFA Competition for Student Documentary, IDFA Competition for Kids & Docs

    In a remote region of Georgia, a teenager plants potatoes, herds sheep and fantasizes about his future trip to the moon.


    • Andres Veiel
    • 2017
    • 107 min
    • Masters

    The groundbreaking intellectual legacy of German artist Joseph Beuys, in the form of a dynamic portrait packed with never-before-seen archive material.

    Big Time

    • Kaspar Astrup Schröder
    • 2017
    • 93 min
    • Panorama

    A portrait of the high-flying young Danish architect Bjarke Ingels during a hectic period in both his personal and professional life.

    Bunch of Kunst

    • Christine Franz
    • 2017
    • 103 min
    • Music Documentary

    Raw rap that channels punk energy. Welcome to the world of Sleaford Mods, the deadpan "voice of Britain"—the underclass of Britain, that is. 

    Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives

    • Chris Perkel
    • 2017
    • 123 min
    • Music Documentary

    Spanning half a century, the career of record label boss Clive Davis includes signing Janis Joplin, Bruce Springsteen and Whitney Houston.  

    The Cruise

    • Bennett Miller
    • 1998
    • 76 min
    • Top 10

    Talkative tour guide Tim Levitch spouts a torrent of infectious ideas that shed new light on tightly regimented Manhattan.

    Depeche Mode: 101

    • David Dawkins, Chris Hegedus, D.A. Pennebaker
    • 1989
    • 117 min
    • Camera in Focus

    The film follows British Electropop band Depeche Mode and a bus full of fans on tour across the U.S. to their 101st concert at the Rose Bowl.

    Dreaming Murakami

    • Nitesh Anjaan
    • 2017
    • 58 min
    • Panorama

    Surreal elements enrich this portrait of Mette Holm, who has been translating the work of Murakami into Danish for many years.

    Eric Clapton: Life in 12 Bars

    • Lili Fini Zanuck
    • 2017
    • 135 min
    • Music Documentary

    "Clapton is God" was a popular piece of graffiti in the 1960s. After seeing this documentary, you’ll know why. Guitar hero Eric Clapton is the blues.


    • Tony Zierra
    • 2017
    • 94 min
    • Best of Fests

    For 20 years, Leon Vitali was Stanley Kubrick’s jack-of-all-trades. An homage both to him and to all the invisible "filmworkers."