All Documentaries

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

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    Are You Listening!

    • Kamar Ahmad Simon
    • 2012
    • 90 min
    • Panorama

    A gorgeously shot observational documentary in which a young Bengali family contemplates their future in a region plagued by cyclones and floods.

    You Are My Friend

    • Petra Lataster-Czisch, Peter Lataster
    • 2018
    • 77 min
    • IDFA Competition for Dutch Documentary

    A heartwarming film about the ups and downs of six-year-old Branche from Macedonia, as he learns to make friends at his new Dutch school.

    Come As You Are

    • Emma-Kate Croghan, Brad McGann
    • 1996
    • 27 min
    • IDFA Competition for First Appearance

    COME AS YOU ARE portrays three people who have created an alter ego in which they indulge their (sexual) fantasies. Ron, in daily life a middle-aged man, is the enticing drag queen Candy; the timid John uses his alter ego of an urban cowboy to search his male, homosexual identity, and Bridget, finally, satisfies her need for sexual attractiveness through a fantasy figure, who is a cross between a comic heroine and a femme fatale. The three stories have been filmed in an appropriate style, the B-movie, the western and the film noir, respectively. Besides being a sketch of three complicated lives, the film raises questions about sexual identity, social 'masks' and the relationship between fantasy and reality.

    Shingal, Where Are You?

    • Angelos Rallis
    • 2016
    • 103 min
    • Panorama

    Driven from their city by IS, a group of Yezidis desperately try to ransom their kidnapped daughters and hope to return to their home territory.

    Which Side Are You On?

    • Ken Loach
    • 1984

    Here We Are, Waiting For You

    • Marcelo Masagão
    • 1999
    • 73 min
    • Cinema do Brasil

    'Documentary memory' of the 20th century and the people who lived in it, with the capricious structure of a dream.

    As Long as You Are Not Reminded Too Often

    • Feiko Beckers
    • 2012
    • 5 min
    • Paradocs: Amsterdam Art Weekend at IDFA

    A red dinner table turns from round to square to triangular in this short artistic film about battling loneliness.

    Listening to the Silences

    • Pedro Flores
    • 2009
    • 11 min
    • IDFA Competition for Student Documentary

    The 82-year-old Welshman Roy Vincent hears voices and has tried all sorts of therapy. In this film, he recounts the consequences of his condition.

    You Made Me Love You

    • Miranda Pennell
    • 2006
    • 4 min
    • Paradocs

    Twenty-one young dancers are all eyes. Their concentrated looks pin the audience to their seats.

    Because We Are Visual

    • Gerard-Jan Claes, Olivia Rochette
    • 2010
    • 47 min
    • IDFA Competition for First Appearance

    A collage of webcams, video blogs and YouTube films reveals that even in the Internet age, things still revolve around love, attention and human contact.