Announcing Luminous selection and Competitions for Dutch, Short, Kids & Docs, Student films

    Today IDFA proudly presents the first competitions of IDFA 2019, alongside non-competitive sections Luminous, IDFA on Stage, Spotlight: Venezuela, and Spotlight: Sudan. 72 titles have been added to the fast-approaching IDFA 2019 program.

    New IDFA selections reflect the shape of the world, the shape of documentary film

    IDFA announces 69 selected titles from the program sections Frontlight, Masters, Paradocs, Paradocs: Amsterdam Art Weekend at IDFA, and Best of Fests, plus a Lifetime Achievement Award for Jørgen Leth.

    The Inheritance of War

    Writer Pamela Cohn shares her perspective on the upcoming focus program at IDFA 2019, It Still Hurts.

    Archive Affection

    The documentary master explores the stakes of the archive alongside the IDFA 2019 focus program Re-releasing History.

    My selection of 10 films

    I was thrilled when IDFA asked me to select my 10 favorite films. That said, I soon realized that it’s no easy matter to choose from all the films I like, and thus give a place of honor to some and not to others, while there are a vast number of films that have left images etched in my memory. On the other hand, the fact that it’s hard to choose is also a good sign, because it means that there’s always interesting work to see. My selection is simple in that it brings together films that describe the world, life and different countries, in an understandable and enjoyable way. They are as follows:

    Theaters of Complicity (Or, Are You Loathsome Tonight?)

    Film critic Neil Young (The Hollywood Reporter, Sight & Sound) explores IDFA 2019 focus program The Villain.

    Living documentary history marks first IDFA 2019 selections

    Announcing three focus programs, Guzmán Retrospective and Top 10, and Pennebaker & Hegedus tribute.

    Join the Videoland Academy pitch

    • News
    • September 27, 2019

    This information is available in Dutch only.

    The Duty of Memory in the Films of Patricio Guzmán: Resisting Obstinate Oblivion

    • Festival
    • September 27, 2019
    • Pamela Biénzobas

    In this year's Retrospective, IDFA pays homage to Chilean master Patricio Guzmán. Pamela Biénzobas delves into his legacy.

    IDFA welcomes new venues to festival roster

    Kriterion, Amsterdam Public Library, Rialto, Pakhuis de Zwijger, and Amstelpassage to join the family of IDFA venues.