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    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.

    Deaf Child wins VPRO Audience Award

    Alex de Ronde’s Deaf Child has won the VPRO Audience Award 2017. This was announced on Friday night at the Westergastheater in Amsterdam.

    Kids on the Silk Road Wins Best Roundtable Pitch at the Forum

    The documentary series Kids on the Silk Road, produced by Maria Stevnbak Westergren for Danish production house Toolbox Film, has won the Best Roundtable Pitch at the IDFA Forum 2017.

    Tornatore to Shoot Morricone Doc

    • Festival
    • November 24, 2017
    • Geoffrey Macnab

    Bruce Springsteen, Quincy Jones, Clint Eastwood, Oliver Stone and Martin Scorsese are all to feature in Giuseppe Tornatore’s ambitious new feature documentary on the legendary Italian composer ‘Maestro’ Ennio Morricone (whose scores include Once Upon a Time in America and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly). Metallica band members, ex-Pink Floyd frontman Roger Waters and Dire Straits’ Mark Knopfler and Celine Dion are also set to appear.

    Armchair Reflections

    • Festival
    • November 24, 2017
    • Melanie Goodfellow

    Jessie van Vreden and Anke Teunissen talk about learning to work with 360-degree VR storytelling and hiring Dutch actor Rutger Hauer for their joint work The Last Chair.

    Permanent Revolution

    • Festival
    • November 24, 2017
    • Melanie Goodfellow

    Dutch-born Jan Rofekamp first started coming to IDFA in the early 1990s after he decided to re-focus his Montreal-based sales company Films Transit on feature documentaries.

    Attic Room to Full House

    • Festival
    • November 24, 2017
    • (translated from the Dutch by Mark Baker)​

    From the archives: an interview with IDFA founders Ally Derks,  Adriek van Nieuwenhuijzen and Willemien van Aalst in the last issue of the 1990 IDFA Daily.

    The Naked Ape: Brett Morgen Talks About His Film Jane

    • Festival
    • November 24, 2017
    • Geoffrey Macnab

    Brett Morgen reacts a little testily to the idea that his new film, Jane (screening in Masters) is a radical departure from his earlier documentaries, such as The Kid Stays in the Picture (2002) about Hollywood mogul Robert Evans, or Crossfire Hurricane (2012), about the Rolling Stones.

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