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.


    Roy Seerden selects 9 films from the IDFA collection

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    Filmmaker Roy Seerden chooses films that touch on life in the night: the freedom that goes with it, but also the loneliness and vulnerability. Just like in his graduation film At Midnight Plays a Dance Tune (IDFA 2018), the films in Roy's selection will take you from one experience to the next. Read the whole story on Roy's selection and watch the films below. Want to see Roy's film At Midnight Plays a Dance Tune on the big screen? Come to Cinema DS x IDFA on April 17! This screening is part of three special film evenings at De School.

    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.

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      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.

        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. 

            IDFA's got talent

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            IDFA's got talent! It is given support in workshop, platforms in several competitions and appreciation through different awards, like the new Karen de Bok Talent Award. In this set five documentaries made by then fresh talents, some of which have become household names, like Andreas Koefoed. And other films are waiting for their worthy successor, like the charming OK Good.

            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.