Orwa Nyrabia new artistic director of IDFA

    Orwa Nyrabia (1977) is the new artistic director of IDFA. Nyrabia, who was born in Syria, is well-known in the documentary world as a producer, festival director, curator and mentor.

    Look back: DocLab Interactive Conference

    The 5th DocLab Interactive Conference at IDFA 2017 brought together leading artists and thinkers from the world of art, technology, science and documentary for a day full of inspiring presentations, visions of the future and audience experiments. Watch the presentations on this page.

    Listen back to IDFA 2017

    A number of Doc Talks and Filmmaker Talks that were held during IDFA 2017, were recorded. You can listen to them here.

    The Best of IDFA on Tour

    The Best of IDFA on Tour presents four IDFA-award winning films in one program. Please take note: The films are Dutch subtitled only.

    IDFA DocLab award winner 'DeathTolls Experience' now available on Viveport

    Up-and-coming virtual reality artist Ali Eslami creates a journey through the history of European bloodbaths in this immersive experience, now available to download.

    Watch Jonathan Harris' Master Talk

    Interdisciplinary artist Jonathan Harris was IDFA's guest of honor this year. Watch the video of his Master Talk during IDFA 2017 at the top of the page.

    Results for IBF Europe Distribution Support 2017

    The IDFA Bertha Fund has concluded the distribution scheme of 2017 and selected one documentary to receive a distribution grant: The Next Guardian from Dorottya Zurbó and Arun Bhattarai (Hungary/Bhutan). The film had its World Premiere at IDFA this year in the IDFA Competition for First Appearance.

    Report: Reactions from the audience

    The festival is already over, but the heads of our visitors are still filled with all the stories told. Have a look at some reactions to the festival by the audience!

    Report: interview with Mila Turajlic, director of the winning film The Other Side of Everything

    Last Wednesday Mila Turajlic won the award for Best Feature-Length Documentary during IDFA 2017 with her film The Other Side of Everything. In this interview Mila talks more about her role as a filmmaker trying to make a portrait of her own family.

    Kill Your Darlings: Kojo

    With a heavy heart, filmmakers delete scenes they love - because they don't fit the story or don't really add anything, for instance. Watch a deleted scene from Kojo.