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    A Flood in Baath Country & The Misfortunes of Some

    • Shifting Perspectives: The Arab World

    Life in Lebanon during the civil war, through the eyes of an optimistic taxi driver who supplements his income by picking up corpses.

    Ahmad's Hair

    • Susan Koenen
    • 2016
    • 16 min
    • IDFA School Program

    Syrian refugee Ahmad (12) is busy trying to make Dutch friends. It turns out he's also on a personal, heart-warming mission.

    Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer

    • Nick Broomfield, Joan Churchill
    • 2003
    • 89 min
    • The Visual Voice

    For the second time, Nick Broomfield focuses on the tragic fate of Aileen Wuornos, "America’s first female serial killer."

    Aleppo's Fall

    • Nizam Najar
    • 2017
    • 85 min
    • Panorama

    Years of war have failed to weaken the position of President Bashar al-Assad. Embedded with the rebels, filmmaker Nizam Najjar investigates why.

    Ali Aqa

    • Kamran Heidari
    • 2017
    • 81 min
    • IDFA Competition for Feature-Length Documentary

    A dynamic portrait of a recalcitrant 70-year-old pigeon enthusiast who escapes the reality of old age by caring for his birds.


    • Maasja Ooms
    • 2017
    • 90 min
    • IDFA Competition for Dutch Documentary

    Nine-year-old Alicia just wants a safe and loving environment, but that’s not always easy when you live in an orphanage.

    All About Amal

    • Mohamed Siam
    • 2017
    • 83 min
    • IDFA Competition for Feature-Length Documentary, Shifting Perspectives: The Arab World

    At age 14, Amal is already taking part in protests on Tahrir Square. In the years after, she searches for her identity in a country in transition.

    American Valhalla

    • Andreas Neumann, Joshua Homme
    • 2017
    • 82 min
    • Music Documentary

    This film about the genesis of Iggy Pop’s hit 2016 album Post Pop Depression shows he still has a "Lust for Life."

    Amsterdam Art Weekend at IDFA: Human Nurture

    • Paradocs: Amsterdam Art Weekend at IDFA

    An illustrated lecture on human behavior in a Parisian business district segues imperceptibly into a workshop on anthropological observation, with the performer as its subject.

    Amsterdam Art Weekend at IDFA: Get the Picture

    • Paradocs: Amsterdam Art Weekend at IDFA

    In a philosophical and meditative miniature, the distinction between reality and fiction is eliminated.

    Amsterdam Art Weekend at IDFA: Set in Motion

    • Paradocs: Amsterdam Art Weekend at IDFA

    Through the possessions of genocide victims and perpetrators, this film revisits dark chapters of history to open the way for rehabilitation.  

    The Ancient Woods

    • Mindaugas Survila
    • 2017
    • 85 min
    • IDFA Competition for First Appearance

    A poetic and atypical nature film about the various inhabitants of an old-growth forest—in the air, on the ground and in the water.

    Andy's Promise

    • Nathalie Crum
    • 2017
    • 16 min
    • IDFA Competition for Kids & Docs, IDFA Junior

    A touching portrait of a 13-year-old boy fighting to prevent the centuries-old tradition of the "schutterij" from dying out.

    Another News Story

    • Orban Wallace
    • 2017
    • 84 min
    • Best of Fests

    A caravan of refugees and journalists makes its way across Europe, one group in search of safety, the other after a good story.

    Antonio Lopez 1970: Sex, Fashion & Disco

    • James Crump
    • 2017
    • 90 min
    • Panorama

    A hypnotic collage of striking archive material about Antonio Lopez, the most influential fashion illustrator of the 20th century.

    Apollo Javakheti & Call Me Tony

    • IDFA Competition for Student Documentary, IDFA Competition for Kids & Docs

    An intimate portrait of 18-year-old Konrad, whose dedication to bodybuilding and acting reveals a desperate fight for his absent father's attention.

    Apollo Javakheti

    • Bakar Cherkezishvili
    • 2017
    • 16 min
    • IDFA Competition for Student Documentary, IDFA Competition for Kids & Docs

    In a remote region of Georgia, a teenager plants potatoes, herds sheep and fantasizes about his future trip to the moon.

    As We're Told & Rezo

    • IDFA Competition for Short Documentary, IDFA Competition for Mid-Length Documentary

    The rich inner world of famous Georgian theater director Rezo Gabriadze is as fantastic as the animation into which he has poured his life story.

    As We're Told

    • Erik Holmström, Fredrik Wenzel
    • 2017
    • 28 min
    • IDFA Competition for Short Documentary

    A depiction of the most unpopular government agency in Sweden: the employment office, in which employees are reduced to cardboard cutouts.

    Ask the Sexpert

    • Vaishali Sinha
    • 2017
    • 83 min
    • Best of Fests

    An affectionate portrait of a 93-year-old Indian "sexpert," whose hugely popular newspaper column tackles taboo topics.

    • Andrew Wong, James Thompson
    • 2016
    • DocLab: Uncharted Rituals

    A funny, moving and confrontational interactive collage of snapshots from thousands of YouTube films that are rarely or never viewed.


    • Pirjo Honkasalo
    • 1996
    • 76 min
    • Camera in Focus

    The pilgrimage of two Indian brothers to the source of the Ganges serves as a powerful portrait of religious India.


    • Jiawei Ning
    • 2017
    • 63 min
    • IDFA Competition for Mid-Length Documentary

    Amidst a snowy landscape, a Chinese fisherman readies his boat for spring in this wordless experimental film.

    Awards Ceremony

    The highly anticipated IDFA Awards Ceremony will start at 8:45 p.m. As of 10:15 p.m. we can toast to the winners. Pass holders may collect a ticket at the Guest Desk from Tuesday 21 November. Accessible through Stadsschouwburg.

    Ayhan and me

    • belit sağ
    • 2016
    • 14 min
    • Paradocs: Amsterdam Art Weekend at IDFA

    A video essay presenting a razor-sharp analysis of the workings of censorship, the power of images and the tense relationship between art and state control.