All Documentaries

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

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    About Heaven

    • Stéphane Goël
    • 2015
    • 85 min
    • Regular program: Masters

    A group of Swiss senior citizens discusses their ideas about life after death in a series of remarkable, moving and funny conversations.


    • 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.

    Advanced Style

    • Lina Plioplyte
    • 2014
    • 72 min
    • Regular program: Best of Fests

    A colorful and intimate portrait of seven New York ladies who make growing old fabulous with their snazzy style, glamour and zest.

    Agnes & Nancy

    • Anne Milne
    • 2011
    • 24 min
    • Regular program: Panorama

    A portrait of two women wrestling with the fundamental changes brought on by early-onset dementia.

    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.

    Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer

    • Nick Broomfield, Joan Churchill
    • 2003
    • 89 min
    • The Visual Voice

    For the second time, Nick Broomfield focuses on the tragic fate of Aileen Wuornos, "America’s first female serial killer."

    Alive Inside

    • Michael Rossato-Bennett
    • 2014
    • 78 min
    • Regular program: Best of Fests

    A compelling film that shows how music can revive the emotions and memories of elderly people suffering from dementia, transforming their lives.

    All of Me

    • Susan Koenen
    • 2012
    • 15 min
    • IDFA Competition for Kids & Docs

    Diede and Emma share everything with each other. Everything? Well, almost everything. Because Diede has a secret: she's clairvoyant.

    Almost There

    • Jacqueline Zünd
    • 2016
    • 83 min
    • IDFA Competition for First Appearance

    A moving portrait of three men in the autumn of their lives, all of whom are searching for meaning and dignity.


    • 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.