Program A to Z

    Here you can find the complete IDFA 2022 program of films and new media projects. Find a title alphabetically or use the filter to quickly find films that suit your interests. To see the program schedule, click here.

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    Achewiq, the Song of the Brave Women

    • Elina Kastler
    • France
    • 2022
    • 16 min
    • IDFA Competition for Short Documentary

      The traditional improvisational song of the Northern Algerian Berbers is called achewiq. It is a vehicle for women to express their feelings and deal with disaster—such as the recent forest fires, which were unprecedented in their intensity.

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      • Josh Kline
      • United States
      • 2022
      • 10 min
      • Top 10

        This short, post-apocalyptic fantasy, in which the streets of New York have disappeared beneath the rising sea, proves that analogue science fiction can also be highly effective. A solitary boat sails through a drowned city.

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        African Moot

        • Shameela Seedat
        • South Africa, Finland
        • 2022
        • 85 min
        • Best of Fests

          A side of Africa we rarely see: spirited law students argue cases in simulated court hearings, to win the title of best mooter in the African Human Rights Moot Court Competition. We meet a new generation committed to the future of the continent.

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          • Lluís Galter
          • Spain
          • 2022
          • 70 min
          • Paradocs

            A couple at a campground in Spain are behaving very strangely, and the imaginations of three teenage girls are running wild. This playful film-about-film moves effortlessly between documentary, thriller, detective story and fairytale.

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            • Clare Weiskopf, Nicolas van Hemelryck
            • Colombia, Romania, Chile
            • 2022
            • 84 min
            • Best of Fests

              The teenage girls who live in a shelter in Bogotá have already been through a lot in their young lives. They talk about it through the perspective of a fictional friend: Alis. Their soulful narrative reveals an amazing strength to embrace a brighter future.

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              All That Breathes

              • Shaunak Sen
              • India, United Kingdom, United States
              • 2022
              • 94 min
              • Best of Fests

                Two Muslim brothers living in Delhi, one of the world’s most polluted cities, try their best to run a sanctuary for birds of prey. In a film that swings between hope and despair, the two central figures remain determined to never give up.

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                All the Beauty and the Bloodshed

                • Laura Poitras
                • United States
                • 2022
                • 122 min
                • Retrospective: Laura Poitras

                  Nan Goldin earned fame for her intimate and often intense photos of subcultures she was part of. Now she's fighting the Sackler family, whose wealth comes from selling the addictive painkiller OxyContin. A moving, visual story about love and pain.

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                  All You See

                  • Niki Padidar
                  • Netherlands
                  • 2022
                  • 72 min
                  • Luminous

                    What if you suddenly end up in a world where you’re no longer seen but stared at? This film shows the alienation this evokes for four protagonists who are new to the Netherlands. If no one knows who you used to be, are you still yourself?

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                    American Journal

                    • Arnaud des Pallières
                    • France
                    • 2022
                    • 112 min
                    • Masters

                      A collage of street scenes, news footage and anonymous archive material shows the United States at the height of its power. However, the tone of this collective visual diary gradually shifts from euphoria to nightmare.

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                      • Reinout Hellenthal
                      • 2017
                      • 19 min
                      • School Program

                        When his sister and her boyfriend leave for the city, Alexander will be left behind on the farm, with his parents who don’t really understand him. This film is much more than a classic coming-out story, and makes you feel what it’s like to be different. Dutch Spoken.

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