All Documentaries

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

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    Actress

    • Robert Greene
    • 2014
    • 87 min
    • Focus: 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.

    Ahmed - Almost 13

    • Ritchie Cavander-Cole
    • 2011
    • 38 min
    • IDFA Competition for Kids & Docs

    An intimate glimpse into the daily life of a Chechen family in Norway, seen through the eyes of the oldest son, a 13-year-old.

    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.

    Alone

    • Wang Bing
    • 2012
    • 89 min
    • Top 10

    A poignant portrait of three Chinese sisters aged four, six and ten, who live in the mountains without parents.

    Always Together

    • Eva Tomanova
    • 2014
    • 77 min
    • IDFA Competition for First Appearance

    The ideal life of a self-sufficient family in the Czech countryside is subtly dissected by the filmmaker, who has some reservations about the choices of the parents.

    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.

    The Ambassador & Me

    • Jan Czarlewski
    • 2011
    • 16 min
    • IDFA Competition for Student Documentary

    Jan Czarlewski films his father, a national hero and diplomat, in order to recoup some of the attention he missed out on due to the man's busy life.

    American Movie

    • Chris Smith
    • 1999
    • 107 min
    • Top 10

    A tragicomic cult classic about the indestructible American dream of a young man with drinking and money problems who wants to make his horror film debut.

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