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). 

    Made possible by the Friends of IDFA

    Selectie 2017

    The Ancient Woods
    Mindaugas Survila | Lithuania | 2017 |  min.| 85 min.

    The Creator of Universes
    Mercedes Dominioni | Uruguay | 2017 | 78 min.

    Debut
    Anastasiya Miroshnichenko | Belarus | 2017 | 80 min.

    The Distant Barking of Dogs
    Simon Lereng Wilmont | Denmark, Sweden, Finland | 2017 | 90 min.

    Happy Winter
    Giovanni Totaro | Italy | 2017 | 91 min.

    Impulso
    Emilio Belmonte | France | 2017 | 105 min.

    Instant Dreams
    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.

    Piripkura
    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.

    Turtle Rock
    Xiao Xiao | China | 2017 | 101 min.

    Yves' Promise
    Melanie Gaertner | Germany | 2017 | 79 min.