IDFA Forum Project Selection

    Country (of production)

    Advocate (working title)

    • Rachel Leah Jones, Philippe Bellaiche

    Lea Tsemel defends Palestinians: from feminists to fundamentalists, from non-violent demonstrators to armed militants. As a Jewish-Israeli lawyer who has represented political prisoners for nearly 50 years, Tsemel, in her tireless quest for justice, pushes the praxis of a human rights defender to its limits.

    The Almanac

    • Michel Reilhac

    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.


    • Joanna Wright

    Atomfa shares surprising stories from the final days of a rural nuclear power station. From local mythologies & the promise of the atomic age to the space age. From the past, the present & long into the future.

    Being A Human Person

    • Fred Scott

    Roy Andersson is set to complete his last film. Startlingly original, Roy’s work has defied convention. Over the course of a career spanning decades, he's remained enigmatic and reclusive… until now.


    • Ifeatu Nnaobi

    Devastation, beauty, and resilience in Borno State, Nigeria.

    Burden of Proof

    • Cynthia Hill

    Decades after his sister disappeared, a brother is determined to find the truth no matter the cost.

    By the Name of Tania

    • Bénédicte Liénard, Mary Jiménez

    Based upon real testimonies, this hybrid film tells the story of Tania, a teenage girl forced into prostitution in the gold mining regions of Peru.

    Cabinets of Wonder (WT) - Created with, for and by Children

    • Susanne Kim

    If childhood would be a place, where would it be? Children take us on a trip into their inner worlds. On this journey they cope with topics like friendship, belonging and fear in an intriguing way.

    Children of Las Brisas

    • Marianela Maldonado

    Eight years in the making. Four children dream of becoming classical musicians in Venezuela, a country on the brink of collapse. Can music save them?

    Chinese Portrait

    • Xiaoshuai Wang
    • 79 min
    • Masters

    Modern China, captured in a series of almost motionless portraits. Documentary precision work from the director of award-winning feature films such as Frozen and Beijing Bicycle.