IDFA 2021 in photos

    Join us in looking back on a beautiful festival and on a safe and inspiring return to the cinemas. Below you'll find some photo highlights of IDFA 2021.

    The new IDFA flags flying all over Amsterdam. IDFA 2021 has begun! (Photo: Roos Trommelen)
    Filmmaker Louis Hothothot (right) in conversation with IDFA's artistic director Orwa Nyrabia (left) at the IDFAcademy opening session (Photo: Roos Trommelen)
    Filmmaker Courtney Stephens presents a live-narrated travelogue in her live cinema event Terra Femme, part of IDFA on Stage (Photo: Sophia Maria Favela)
    Emerging Roshan Nejal wins the Karen de Bok Talent Award 2021 for his film plan Lucky Boy (Photo: Roos Trommelen)
    IDFA's Artistic Director Orwa Nyrabia (left) together with Guest of Honor Hito Steyerl in the corridors of Tuschinski, just before her Master Talk (Photo: Roger Cremers)
    The iconic Patti Smith (left) made a surprise visit to IDFA as a tribute to the great Armenian filmmaker Artavazd Pelechian. On the right, artistic director Orwa Nyrabia (Photo: Roger Cremers)
    Visitors experiencing the DocLab project Posthuman Wombs in Tolhuistuin (Photo: Coen Dijkstra)
    The world premiere of Shamira Raphaëla's Shabu, which later went on to win the IDFA Award for Best Youth Film (Photo: Roger Cremers)
    In Eye, the award-winning DocLab project Symbiosis could be experienced in groups of three (Photo: Coen Dijkstra)
    The DocLab project Surrogate presented at part of the exhibition in Tolhuistuin (Photo: Coen Dijkstra)
    IDFA Meets, the program for a new generation of documentary lovers, had a sparkling meetup in RadioRadio (Photo: Karlijn van Diepen)
    The world premiere of The End of Wonderland in Eye, the last film of Queer Day. Shown here with protagonist Tara Emory (left) and director Laurence Turcotte-Fraser (right) (Photo: Roos Trommelen)
    Forum pitches! FIlmmakers present their new projects at the Compagnietheater (Photo: Karlijn van Diepen)
    Film teacher of the year Elroy Gramsbergen (Photo: Lin Woldendorp)
    The award-winners of IDFA 2021 (Photo: Roger Cremers)

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