IDFA Forum Project Selection

    63 projects are selected for IDFA Forum 2020. Browse through the different project pages and presentation categories below.

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    Al Haya Helwa (Life is Beautiful)

    • Mohamed Jabaly
    • Norway

    Living the diaspora wasn’t a choice. In forced exile, in the dark, arctic winter, Palestinian filmmaker Mohamed Jabaly is fighting using his camera to feed hope for a better future.

    Alis (working title)

    • Nicolas van Hemelryck, Clare Weiskopf
    • Colombia

    Eight teenage girls who lived on the unforgiving streets of Bogota, close their eyes and dream up Alis, a fictional character. Their soulful narrative reveals an amazing perseverance to break the cycle of violence and embrace a better future.

    Amalie's Shadow

    • Esther Niemeier
    • Germany

    Esther Niemeier's great-grandmother fell victim to the Nazi-euthanasia program. She sought divorce and wound up a psychiatric patient at her ex-husband's hand. Free-willed women had to be insane, after all.

    Anchor Baby

    • Ana Veselic, Jessica Chermayeff
    • United States

    A teenager’s flight from Honduras, through Central America suddenly snaps into focus when she gives birth on US soil — launching an epic coming-of-age tale of assimilation in America.

    Angel - Diary of a Planned Death

    • Fernando González
    • Spain

    Angel waited years for an euthanasia law to be passed to help his wife have a dignified death. But he had to sacrifice himself to push the change. 

    Apolonia, Apolonia

    • Lea Glob
    • Denmark

    Apolonia, Apolonia is the story of a young woman, who decides to walk in the footsteps of the great French painters. But she is a woman, painting is considered an anachronism from the past, and becoming a female painter, rising from the bottom of society to the top of the social aristocratic circles, is a journey filled with obstacles and dilemma

    Daniel & Daniela

    • Sofia Pinto Coelho
    • Portugal

    Daniel and Daniela are father and daughter. He's 84, she's 12. During a road trip, we follow their ode to love and culture.

    The Driven Ones

    • Piet Baumgartner
    • Switzerland

    Over the course of five years The Driven Ones follows tomorrow’s business elite: from their studies in the best master’s program worldwide through to the first years of their careers.

    The First 54 Years

    • Avi Mograbi
    • France, Israel

    How to succeed in an occupation for at least 54 years? Mograbi, director and narrator, builds the handbook of the perfect occupier based on testimonies from Israeli soldiers and archive footage.  

    A Fugitive in Cannes

    • Dimitri Kourtchine, Marie-Christine Malbert
    • France

    At the beginning of the 1980’s, Yilmaz Güney, a Turkish film director and political prisoner, makes movies from his prison cell. With the help of European friends, he manages to escape. Filmed on the run, his movie Yol is awarded the Palme d’Or in Cannes.

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