For the first time, IDFA, UvA and VOX-POP will join forces to present an inspiring student pathway through the festival that combines great documentary film with academic talks, discussions and masterclasses. See the film program below.
    For the overview of talks and case studies after the screenings, go here.

    Thu 21 November


    Citizen K

    • Alex Gibney
    • 2019
    • 126 min
    • event Created with Sketch. Thu 21 November
    • 12:00 - 14:11
    • Munt 11
    Sold out

    Told against the background of post-Soviet Russia, this is the story of former oligarch Mikhail Khodorkovsky. Once one of the richest people in Russia, he also spent 10 years in a Siberian prison. 

    Fri 22 November


    The Cordillera of Dreams

    • Patricio Guzmán
    • 2019
    • 85 min
    • event Created with Sketch. Fri 22 November
    • 10:30 - 12:15
    • Tuschinski 1
    Sold out

    In Chile, the peaks of the Andes are never far away—the mountain chain (cordillera) is the country’s rocky spine. The impassive, timeless landscape forms a moving contrast to the nation’s turbulent political history. Visit the Filmmaker Talk with the director afterwards. After this screening, visit the Filmmaker Talk with director Patricio Guzmán at 13:00 in Tuschinski.


    Filmmaker Talk: Patricio Guzmán

      • event Created with Sketch. Fri 22 November
      • 13:00 - 14:30
      • Tuschinski 1
      Tickets available

      Extensive conversation with IDFA’s guest of honor for the 2019 edition, Patricio Guzmán, based on excerpts of his work and his Top 10 favorite films. Visit this Talk with one of the most influential South American filmmakers. Tickets available from €8.50.

      Mon 25 November


      Private History & The Danube Exodus

        Private History
        The Danube Exodus
        • event Created with Sketch. Mon 25 November
        • 10:45 - 12:30
        • Munt 12
        Sold out

        During this screening, Danube Exodus will be preceded by the short film Private History.

        Tue 26 November



        • Nadir Bouhmouch
        • 2019
        • 99 min
        • event Created with Sketch. Tue 26 November
        • 10:30 - 12:29
        • Munt 13
        Tickets available

        A major silver producer has been the scourge of Imider, Morocco for many years, but the villagers aren’t planning on backing down. The community’s ongoing protest reflects their resilience and comradeship.

        Wed 27 November


        Thu 28 November