Want to watch films in our online collection, but don't know where to start? Check out our viewing guide below for all the details.
Once you have navigated to the film you would like to watch, click on the title. This will take you to the film page. Once you’re on the film page, hit the play button on the top left of the screen, above the film’s title. This will take you to a third-party streaming platform such as Vimeo, YouTube, or iTunes.
Once you’ve clicked through to the provided streaming platform, a pop-up window or new browser tab will open. If the film is available for free, it will start streaming immediately.
Once you’ve clicked through to the provided streaming platform, the film’s trailer will start playing via a pop-up window or a new tab in your browser. These pages are set up by the films’ rights holders; all proceeds made from online streaming will go directly to them.
If watching in Vimeo, you’ll see a price in the top right corner of the pop-up window. Click on the price, and follow the instructions provided to pay the contribution online and start watching the film.
If watching on YouTube or another platform, follow their respective instructions to pay the contribution and start watching. You will need to make an account with the individual streaming platform before you can rent (or in some cases, buy) the film.
To experience our collection of new media projects from IDFA DocLab, different viewing formats often apply. Get yourself oriented with our separate viewing guide for DocLab projects.
Please note: depending on individual distribution licenses, some of the films and projects are not available to view worldwide. We are currently developing a new feature to better indicate which titles are available for international viewers. We look forward to sharing this update with you soon!
Not sure where to start? Take a look at some tips from our programmers, which include curated pathways through the collection as well as a selection of IDFA films that were scheduled to be cinemas but are now available online.
Stay tuned for new arrivals, pathways through the collection, and more.