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    Tickets now on sale for IDFA Specials

    You can now get your tickets for the Volkskrant Day, De Groene Amsterdammer Day, as well as IDFA Junior and many other Specials that sometimes sell out at lightning speed.

    IDFA announces four competitions and new program IDFA on Stage

    This week, you can peruse the selections for the Mid-Length, Short, Student, and Kids & Docs competitions. We also present the new program IDFA on Stage, with four unique events that explore the space between documentary film and performing arts. All in all, a total of 67 new films have been added to the festival program. On Wednesday, October 24th, we announce the full program and the opening film. View the press release.

    IDFA 2018: new programs, new films

    This week we present the new programs Luminous and Frontlight, and we announce titles selected for IDFA 2018 in the Paradocs, Masters, and Best of Fests sections. As of today, 86 more films have been added to the festival program. View the press release.

    IDFA unveils the first selections of IDFA 2018

    This year IDFA presents the focus programs Me and Space, focusing respectively on the autobiographical documentary film, and the use of space in documentary-directing. Our main guest this year, Czech director Helena Třeštíková, announces the films she has selected in her Top 10. We also present the films from Třeštíková’s oeuvre that will screen in the Retrospective program. Every Tuesday in October, we announce new titles.View the press release here.

    Dziga Vertov’s Anniversary of the Revolution to premiere at IDFA 2018

    Possibly the first feature-length documentary ever made, Dziga Vertov’s recently found and restored film, Anniversary of the Revolution, will see its world premiere at Tuschinski 1 in Amsterdam during IDFA 2018. On November 20th a special screening with live music will mark this celebration of documentary cinema history. Tickets (€15) go on sale October 18th.Presale tickets for guests (€12,50) go on sale October 29th.

    The Best of IDFA 2018 Tickets

    Do you want to see a selection of award-winning documentaries of IDFA 2018 in just one day? In the last weekend of the festival, IDFA is screening some of this year's award-winners in a day-long program. The program is screened on Friday November 23, Saturday November 24, and Sunday November 25 2018 in the DeLaMar Theater between 10.00am and 5.00pm.

    Volunteers wanted for IDFA 2018

    IDFA could not exist without the hundreds of volunteers that work for the festival every year. Do you want to help us out during IDFA 2018?

    Melkweg x IDFA: Talent Talks

    Een avond waarbij een jonge documentairemaker uit de IDFA-stal, in gesprek gaat met een jonge kunstenaar die exposeert in Melkweg Expo. 

    Tolhuistuin x IDFA: Kiki

    Watching movies under the starry skies for a summer experience, that is also possible this summer at the Tolhuistuin. On 23 August the IDFA documentary Kiki by Sara Jordenö will be screened outside. 

    IDFA Special: Putin’s Witnesses ​

    IDFA organizes a special preview of Putin's Witnesses in Pathé Tuschinski on Thursday 20 September. A fascinating account of the very first year of Putin's presidency by director Vitaly Mansky. This film will also be screened during IDFA 2018.