All Documentaries

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

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    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.

    At Home in the World

    • Andreas Koefoed
    • 2015
    • 58 min
    • IDFA Competition for Mid-Length Documentary, Benjamin Barber: Jihad vs. McWorld 2015

    At a Danish Red Cross school, young refugees are being prepared for regular education. Among them is an introverted Chechnyan named Magomed.

    Bury Me, My Love

    • Florent Maurin
    • 2017
    • IDFA DocLab Competition for Digital Storytelling, DocLab: Uncharted Rituals

    In this surprising, interactive smartphone app, you play Majd from Syria, whose young wife is trying to escape to Europe.

    Delicate Balance

    • Guillermo García López
    • 2016
    • 81 min
    • Panorama

    An interview with former president of Uruguay José Alberto Mujica connects three stories from three continents about the future of humanity.

    Eritrea Stars

    • John Appel
    • 2015
    • 55 min
    • IDFA Competition for Dutch Documentary

    The Dutch city of Gorinchem welcomes Eritrea’s soccer team with open arms. Will the refugee players make their dreams come true?

    Every Face Has a Name

    • Magnus Gertten
    • 2015
    • 76 min
    • Best of Fests

    A poignant story about some of the thousands of refugees who arrived in Sweden after being freed from concentration camps. 

    Flotel Europa

    • Vladimir Tomic
    • 2015
    • 71 min
    • Best of Fests

    The Bosnian filmmaker Vladimir Tomic illustrates his coming-of-age in a floating refugee center using VHS footage shot by fellow refugees.

    The Good Postman

    • Tonislav Hristov
    • 2016
    • 82 min
    • IDFA Competition for Feature-Length Documentary

    In a Bulgarian border village, the postman runs for mayor with a plan to combat depopulation by offering homes to Syrian refugees.

    Hello Salaam

    • Kim Brand
    • 2017
    • 16 min
    • IDFA School Program

    Two friends travel to a refugee camp in Greece to meet Syrian refugees their age and see how they're coping.

    Home Sweet Home

    • Katrine Philp
    • 2015
    • 25 min
    • IDFA Competition for Kids & Docs

    Ten-year-old Salimah emigrates from Malaysia to be with family in Denmark, where she must deal with a new and completely unfamiliar life.