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.


    Barbara Visser

    • set 5 films

    Barbara Visser, interim artistic director of IDFA, took over from founder Ally Derks. She's the first online curator to assemble a set of IDFA-films. Documentaries which made her look at things in a new way. 


    • set 7 films

    Elk jaar wordt er op een vaste dag stil gestaan bij de rechten van het kind en daarom heeft Docschool Online een selectie films die het verhaal vertellen van kinderen voor wie onderwijs, veiligheid en bescherming niet zo vanzelfsprekend is.

    Kids & Docs

    • set 8 films

    The Kids Docs Workshop has started: talented filmmakers are working on short docs for kids - to be screened at IDFA in the future. The issues they portray are all but childish. Watch a selection of workshop-results from the past (for free), like Danny's Parade.

    Christine Otten

    • set 5 films

    Writer Christine Otten (1961) will interview  director Raoul Peck after the screening of his documentary I Am Not Your Negro on May 2. The author, known for her social commitment, last year published her book We had Love, We Had Weapons, on civil rights activist Robert F. Williams. Otten picked five IDFA-docs on civil rights movements and racism, which can be watched online.

    New Beginnings

    • set 10 films

    A new year, featuring a new (interim) director and a new website (still under construction). So it's a fresh start for IDFA with a selection of films about people who are starting over, for one reason or another.

    Out of this world!

    • set 5 films

    The IDFA Bertha Fund has concluded the February selection round. Twelve documentaries from countries including Egypt, India, South-Africa, Iran and Argentina will be supported. Watch a selection of previous supported films from these countries, like My Name is Salt.