All Sets

    Online IDFA-documentaries, handpicked for you. Sets of films based on topical issues, or picked by a guest curator with a special view. You can watch them for free or for a small fee.


    Watch IDFA 2017 films online

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    IDFA 2017 is over, but the documentaries continue to roll. In our online collection you can find films which were screened at the past edition of the festival and watch them for a small fee. A few of those we collected in this set, among which Untitled - Michael Glawogger's stunning roadmovie and requiem. 


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    Every year it is necessary to 'celebrate' the International Human Rights Day. And every year the IDFA-documentaries on human rights seem not to have lost their sense of urgency. We selected five films from our online collection which show how the battle for even the most basic rights continues.

    Webdocumentaries: personal and urgent

      Today, IDFAcademy is hosting a workshop for emerging filmmakers interested in making a short web documentary. Filmmaker and producer Jos de Putter will, together with director Reber Dosky and Annabelle Stieren, discuss proposals entered by the attendees. For this set, we picked four films which were pitched last year.

      Video clips that matter

        Documentairevideoclips? Documentairevideoclips! For the second year in a row, music journalist Job de Wit presents - this year with artist Lucky Fonz - these short films at IDFA. The program takes place during the IDFA Weekender under the name Fullscreen. To get a feel for the genre, a short explanation by Job de Wit and last year's selection. 

        It's art, it's film, it's Paradocs!

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        Every year the Paradocs-program is loaded with films which transcend the boundaries of documentary. Untroubled they play with form and content, freely they roam between art and handcrafted film. The new harvest contains, among others, Blue Orchids by Johan Grimonprez, regular supplier of IDFA and maker of Double Take, one of the five Paradocs in this online set. 

        Set by: first house-dj Eddy de Clercq

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        Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) is on this week. With six IDFA-documentaries, screened at Melkweg Cinema, among which The Sound of Belgium. It showcasts Eddy de Clercq, the dj who single-handedly brought house music to the legendary Roxy en the Netherlands. He chose five musical documentaries from IDFA's online collection, such as Beats of the Antonov.

        Strong girls

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        It is still necessary to pay attention to the underprivileged situation of girls all over the globe, on the International Day of the Girl Child, on 11 October. Fortunately, there are examples of girls who manage to break out of the image of being weak and pitiable - on their own or with a little help. Five inspiring online films on smart and strong girls, among which the ass-kicking Dragon Girls.

        Amsterdam, lieve stad

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        A sweet city. That's how the recently passed mayor Eberhard van der Laan called his Amsterdam. In his goodbye letter, he wished for all citizens to keep taking care of each other and the capital. We selected five films from our online collection, which draw an unconventional picture of his beloved Amsterdam and its inhabitants: sweet, wild, football-minded, artistic and contemplative.

        Behind the camera

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        As a rule, you don't see a cinematographer. Yet they determine the feel and look of a film. That's why IDFA honors them this year with a special program Camera in Focus. It features ten extraordinary cinematographic docs and q&a's with their cinematographers. Here, online, five documentaries in which the camera plays a starring role, like Camera/Woman

        Thirty years of IDFA

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        It's IDFA's thirtieth anniversary and a very special one because founder and director Ally Derks is leaving. It won't pass unnoticed: eighteen renowned directors will honor the festival, its founder, and the documentary genre by choosing their favorite film. You can now watch five IDFA-documentaries made by five of these filmmakers online.