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.


    6 docs by young female makers to watch on Women's Day

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    In honor of International Women’s Day, we present 6 works by young female filmmakers and artists to watch. All documentaries and interactive projects are available to stream below in the IDFA online collection. Read more about the makers.

    VPRO Preview and Review Day

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    Come see the most remarkable IDFA 2018 documentaries at VPRO Review Day on 22 November, taking place in Pathé Tuschinski 1 from morning to evening. The selection of films is curated specially by VPRO. The Review Day starts at about 09.30 and ends around 22.00. Buy your tickets for the VPRO Review Day.

    DocLab Expo: Humanoid Cookbook

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    This year’s DocLab exhibition is designed as a restaurant for digital art. On the menu are more than 30 interactive documentaries, culinary performances and interactive experiments with human behavior and technology. The DocLab expo takes place in de Brakke Grond from 15 - 25 Novembe, admission is free. Opening hours: every day from 09.00 to 23.00, except for 25 November (09.00 - 18.00). Some installations have varying opening hours and on site reservation may be required. Read more. DocLab is made possible by the Ministry of Economic Affairs of the Netherlands, CLICKNL, The Netherlands Film Fund, Google, ARTE, Diversion, Flemish Arts Centre De Brakke Grond, and Flanders Audiovisual Fund. DocLab research collaborations: MIT Open Doc Lab and The Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision.

    IDFA Bertha Fund Harvest at IDFA 2018

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    This year, 10 films realized with the support of the IDFA Bertha Fund made it into the official festival selection. Of these, 5 films were realized with the support of the IBF Europe - International Co-production grant, including the IDFA 2018 opening film Kabul, City in the Wind. Explore the new harvest online, and start planning what to see at IDFA 2018.You can check out last year's harvest here.

    Doc Talks

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    Extensive talks with filmmakers, experts and stakeholders.

    Filmmaker Talks

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    Filmmaker Talks are a series of conversations with renowned documentary directors: inspirational, hour-long talks about their body of work, creative methods and views on documentary filmmaking, highlighted with excerpts from their films. Join the conversation and be inspired by some of the most interesting contemporary filmmakers.

    DocLab Live

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    Every year DocLab presents a series of adventurous live events in the cinema, the theatre and - new this year - the planetarium of Artis. Bank with your own money in the interactive theatre performance £¥€$ by Ontroerend Goed; experiment with human-friendly future scenarios during DocLab Live: Artificial Stupidity; discover forgotten and dormant new revolutions in DocLab Live: Assorted Revolutions; or experience a unique virtual reality concert by Jacco Gardner in the planetarium of ARTIS.

    DocLab Interactive Dinners

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    This year IDFA DocLab presents a unique series of pop-up dinner parties, combining amazing food with immersive theatre, artificial intelligence and interactive storytelling. Renowned chefs and artists put together the following three menus (food and drinks included). The number of seats is limited, so make a booking on the IDFA Website as soon as possible.

    DocLab Expo Specials

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    Join the makers of the DocLab: Humanoid Cookbook exhibition, and let yourself be surprised by sensory experiments and interactive performances, including a small culinary journey from France to Iraq (Flavours of Iraq) and a disruptive social experiment on your phone (The Social Sorting Experiment). The DocLab Expo Specials run from November 15-24 in de Brakke Grond. Admission is free.

    The Best of IDFA

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    A selection of award-winning documentaries of IDFA 2018.