IDFA Competition for First Appearance
With this competition, IDFA supports talented new filmmakers. The documentaries in this competition compete for the two awards given out in this section.
Simon Lereng Wilmont won the IDFA Award for Best First Appearance for The Distant Barking of Dogs (Denmark, Sweden, Finland). Ieva Ozolina won the IDFA Special Jury Award for First Appearance in memory of Peter Wintonick for Solving my Mother (Latvia).
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The Ancient Woods
Mindaugas Survila | Lithuania | 2017 | min.| 85 min.
The Creator of Universes
Mercedes Dominioni | Uruguay | 2017 | 78 min.
Anastasiya Miroshnichenko | Belarus | 2017 | 80 min.
The Distant Barking of Dogs
Simon Lereng Wilmont | Denmark, Sweden, Finland | 2017 | 90 min.
Giovanni Totaro | Italy | 2017 | 91 min.
Emilio Belmonte | France | 2017 | 105 min.
Willem Baptist | The Netherlands | 2017 | 91 min.
Also selected for the IDFA Competition for Dutch Documentary.
The Jewish Underground
Shai Gal | Israel | 2017 | 91 min.
The Next Guardian
Dorottya Zurbó, Arun Bhattarai | Hungary, Bhutan | 2017 | 74 min.
Nothing Like Before
Lukas Kokes, Klara Tasovska | Czech Republic | 2017 | 92 min.
Renata Terra, Bruno Jorge, Mariana Oliva | Brazil | 2017 | 81 min.
Solving My Mother
Ieva Ozolina | Latvia | 2017 | 104 min.
Stronger than a Bullet
Maryam Ebrahimi | Qatar, France, Sweden | 2017 | 75 min.
Xiao Xiao | China | 2017 | 101 min.
Melanie Gaertner | Germany | 2017 | 79 min.