IDFA Forum Project Selection

    Country (of production)


    • Rachel Leah Jones, Philippe Bellaiche
    • Israel, Canada, Switzerland
    • 108 min
    • Best of Fests

    Vilified and praised in equal measure, the Israeli human rights lawyer Lea Tsemel has spent the last 50 years fighting against her country’s discriminatory legal system, primarily by defending Palestinians accused of violent acts of resistance.

    After Work

    • Erik Gandini
    • Sweden

    Most jobs that exist today might disappear within decades. What will this mean to us as human beings? Through four stories After Work explores what may happen to us when we don’t work.

    Alexa, Call Mom!

    • Charlotte Simpson, Nitzan Bartov
    • United States

    Alexa, Call Mom! is a late capitalist ghost story where corporate AI mediates a connection between the living and the dead.

    Alice in Mother's Land

    • Zhanna Agalakova
    • Croatia

    Russian journalist trying to reconnect with her western-raised daughter organizes a trip across Russia in search of common roots. For the girl, this is another act of Mom’s propaganda.

    The Almanac

    • Michel Reilhac
    • Netherlands

    The Almanac is an empowering platform that will enable global citizens to take back control of their digital lives. On a daily basis, the platform will offer practical tools, tips and stories to help you monitor and improve your digital consumption patterns.


    • Deniz Tortum, Kathryn Hamilton
    • Turkey

    An essay VR experience on efforts to perfect virtual mimesis of reality, in the midst of real-world ecological collapse, and on how virtual reality technology stands in for and distracts from loss and absence in the physical world.

    Art Mysteries

    • Martijn Blekendaal, Finbarr Wilbrink
    • Netherlands

    Six mysteries, six characters, six conundrums – Art Mysteries is a six-part youth documentary series about enigmatic artists and the life lessons their works can teach us. 

    Art of Repression

    • Estephan Wagner, Marianne Hougen-Moraga
    • Denmark

    A small German colony in Chile has transformed a grim, sectarian past into a beautiful tourist resort. The filmmakers explore how the inhabitants have developed different narratives in order to survive 45 years of traumas.

    The Art of Stealing

    • Jorien van Nes
    • Netherlands

    Four Romanian friends hoping to get rich mount a spectacular art robbery. Their world-famous, stolen paintings are worth millions, begging the question: what is the true value of stolen art?


    • Jorge Caballero, Anna Giralt Gris
    • Canada, Colombia

    ARTIFICIO is an interactive web-series that explores the transformative power of artificial intelligence (AI) in the field of arts.