IDFA Bertha Fund collection

    Since its inception in 1998, the IDFA Bertha Fund has supported over 500 documentary films, many of which have screened at IDFA over the years.

    Country of Production
    Application Type
    Production status

    A Day Under The Sun

    • Vlado Zrnic
    • Croatia
    • 76 min
    • IDFA Competition for Feature-Length Documentary, Jan Vrijman Fund
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      A Girl and a Gun

      • Arya Amber Lalloo
      • South Africa
      • 85 min

        "Something there is that does not love” is rooted in the filmmaker's complex relationship with her camera. A meditation on collective imaginaries, it insists the camera confront its role in producing imperial logics of combat and difference as it celebrates its unique potential as a tool for subversive representation, dialogue and relation.

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        Abo Zabaal Prison 1989

        • Bassam Mortada
        • Egypt
        • 80 min

          Bassam, a filmmaker, reaches out to his estranged father. He reconstructs traumatic memories of events in 1989, which were devastating for his father and had a huge impact on him and his mother. Can an artistic recreation of the past help them confront their traumas?

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          Addicted in Afghanistan

          • Jawed Taiman
          • Afghanistan, England
          • 75 min
          • Panorama

            An intimate and somber portrait of the teenagers Jabar and Zahir, two of the more than one million drug addicts in Afghanistan.

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            Addicted to Freedom

            • Flávia Lins e Silva, Vinícius Reis
            • 52 min
            • Jan Vrijman Fund

              At 88 years of age, a courageous Brazilian lawyer returns to court. His granddaughter makes a film about him and their society.

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              Adio kerida

              • Vesna Ljubic
              • Bosnia-Herzegovina
              • 60 min
              • Jan Vrijman Fund

                Adio Kerida is a cheerful and somewhat ironic story about an American seeking his roots in post-war Bosnia, at the time when everybody from Bosnia & Herzegovina is trying to leave for America.

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                Ady Gasy, the Malagasy Way

                • Nantenaina Lova
                • Madagascar, France
                • 84 min
                • Panorama

                  People in Madagascar tackle the financial crisis inventively and sustainably, never losing their unique identity and good humor.

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                  Afghanistan Night Stories

                  • Alka Sadat
                  • Afghanistan
                  • 60 min
                  • Panorama

                    The everyday life of Afghan soldiers fighting against the Taliban in a special commando unit of the national army.

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                    Against the Tide

                    • Sarvnik Kaur
                    • India
                    • 90 min

                      Rakesh (30) is a guardian of Bombay's Koli fishing tradition. His beloved cousin Ganesh (32) has faith only in technology and chases tuna using satellite geo-positioning. Swept up in the turmoil of an overexploited sea, of the climate change and the health crisis, will their friendship survive?

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                      Algeria is Still Far Away

                      • Omar Haffaf
                      • Algeria, France
                      • 80 min

                        In the heart of Kabylia, Chinese workers build a city on farmlands. Right next to the new housing complex, Kabyle peasants, gathered since 1962 in their small kingdom made of family houses, refuse to leave. Madame Li, the chinese interpreter of the building site, navigate, in French, between these two worlds stuck beneath the sun of Oued Falli. She could finally retire in a few month. But, when the worksite threatens the Kabyle village, the tension rises suddenly. Portrait of a torn land, this single setting beneath the open sky confronts the forgotten voices of Algeria.

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