Deep dive into our festival programming with our series of long read editorial articles. Check out the stories behind the most recent editions here.
On the focus program The Future Tense.
On the contemporary queer cinema represented in the IDFA 2021 selection.
On the work of the Armenian filmmaker Artavazd Pelechian.
On the unConscious Bias focus program.
From Boatman to Notturno, the cinema of Gianfranco Rosi pulsates with a specific vision, writes Nico Marzano, Head of Cinema at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London.
Filming in Morocco inevitably means making a journey through time and space, Abdelkader Benali writes in this essay on the Moroccan films in the IDFA 2020 program
The ten films chosen by IDFA’s Guest of Honor Gianfranco Rosi reflect his extensive and unique relation to cinema. So does the process through which this compendium of 10 films came about.
Writer Margarita Osipian reflects on the IDFA DocLab theme and program of 2020.
Documentary master Alina Marazzi explores the stakes of the archive alongside the IDFA 2019 focus program Re-releasing History.
Film critic Neil Young (The Hollywood Reporter, Sight & Sound) explores the IDFA 2019 focus program The Villain.
In the 2019 Retrospective, IDFA paid homage to Chilean master Patricio Guzmán. Pamela Biénzobas delves into his legacy.
Writer Pamela Cohn shares her perspective on the focus program at IDFA 2019, It Still Hurts.
Nicolas Rapold on the ins and outs of Space, the IDFA 2019 focus program.
Patricio Guzmán's first-hand account of curating his Top 10 program in 2019.
2018 Guest of Honor Helena Třeštíková discusses her celebrated time-lapse method of filmmaking in detail.
Amy Rose & May Abdalla, the core of award-winning creative Anagram, reflect on the 2018 DocLab theme.
"Choosing the 10 most important films of my life is a beautiful but challenging task. Since being given it, I have been thinking about my favorites and watching my life flash before my eyes."
Pamela Cohn on the star guest of IDFA’s 31st edition, Helena Třeštíková.