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.

     

    IDFA Specials

      IDFA Specials zijn ochtend-, middag- of complete dagprogramma's vol documentaires en nagesprekken. Zoals de bekende de Volkskrant-dag, The Best of IDFA in het laatste weekend van het festival en IDFA Junior, een programma speciaal voor kinderen en hun familie. Dit jaar ook Specials in het programma IDFA on Stage, waarin documentaires en podiumkunst samen zorgen voor bijzondere ervaringen voor het publiek.

      IDFA Competition for Kids & Docs

      • set 12 documentaries

      IDFA takes young audiences seriously, offering them the best and most entertaining documentary films. The Netherlands is probably the world leader in making documentary films for children, but other countries are taking the challenge too. This year we selected four youth documentaries from the Netherlands for the IDFA Competition for Kids & Docs. In addition, films from India, Colombia and Poland, among others, were selected.

      IDFA Competition for Short Documentary

      • set 14 documentaries

      This year 14 titles have been selected for the IDFA Competition for Short Documentary. Within the selection, a striking common feature is the preference for an aesthetic and remarkably bold approach to documentary filmmaking. On Wednesday, November 21, all films from this competition will be screened in Tuschinski 3.

      IDFA Junior

      • set 5 documentaries

      IDFA Junior is an exciting day for children and their families to watch imaginative and informative documentary films together in the cinema. It is IDFA’s offer of quality time to spend with the kids. After the screenings, the main characters from the films are often present for a Q&A. IDFA Junior takes place on Sunday, November 25 in EYE.

      IDFA Competition for Student Documentary

      • set 12 documentaries

      The filmmakers of the future are already here… with a fresh view of the world, and of filmmaking. All selected for the IDFA Competition for Student Documentary have in common that they are searching for a cinematographic signature. In this edition, the next generation looks emphatically across borders, is idiosyncratic, and strives for authorship.

      IDFA on Stage

      • set 4 documentaries

      IDFA on Stage presents, for the first time, four one-off events that explore the space between documentary film and performing arts.

      IDFAcademy Harvest at IDFA 2018

      • set 5 documentaries

      Every year dozens of emerging filmmakers workshop their projects at IDFAcademy, with hands-on guidance from experts in the documentary field. This year, 6 films developed at IDFAcademy Summer School and the Kids & Docs Workshop made it into the official festival selection for IDFA 2018. All titles will be available October 24th, when the competition programs are announced. The Kids & Docs Workshop is supported by NPO-fonds.

      IDFA Competition for Mid-Length Documentary

      • set 12 documentaries

      The films of IDFA 2018’s Competition for Mid-length Documentary prove once again that the formatted one-hour documentary is not so formatted anymore. These films stick to no predictable rules, abandon traditional conventions, and carve out a new space for imagination.

      IDFA Forum Harvest at IDFA 2018

      • set 9 documentaries

      This year, 13 films previously pitched at IDFA Forum made it into the official festival selection. Explore the first titles online, and start planning what to see at IDFA 2018. All films will be available October 24th, when the competition programs are announced.

      Frontlight

      • set 9 documentaries

      In Frontlight, IDFA presents a selection of exceptional films that tell stories not covered by mainstream media, or films that explore familiar stories in greater depth. The program contains premieres only. All titles will be available October 24th, when the competition programs are announced.

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