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    September 18: Talent Talks #3 Exposing social issues (sold out)

    For the third edition of Talent Talks on Wednesday, September 18, rapper Adam Bais (Benjamin Fro) will engage in conversation with IDFA documentary filmmaker Tessa Louise Pope and photographer Eline Benjaminsen, part of the exhibition 'The Image Is Our Voice' in Melkweg Expo. During this special edition – in collaboration with Unseen Foundation – we discuss the relationship between art and social commentary. Talent Talks is a collaboration between Melkweg Amsterdam and IDFA in which we explore the works of young, emerging artists working in film and photography today. Through video clips and images, we get an insight into their creative process, motives, and inspiration. Tickets for this event are sold out.

    To the memory of D.A. Pennebaker

    For Penny and Chris

    IDFA Special: Midnight Traveler

    On Thursday, September 12th, IDFA will host an exlusive preview of Midnight Traveler: an urgent and first-hand account of a family of filmmakers, forced to flee their home country. This event is sold out.

    IDFA calls for release of Mohammad Rasoulof

    IDFA joins film festivals and organizations around the world in demanding the immediate and unconditional release of Iranian filmmaker Mohammad Rasoulof. We invite members of the film community around the world to join by raising their voice – personally, collectively, through the media and via political channels.

    IDFA by Night: top documentaries in the open air July 2-12

    Come see nine special IDFA films this summer in our outdoor cinema at Pakhuis de Zwijger. With introductions and other programming before the screenings. Admission is free!

    In memory of Menno Boerema

    This weekend IDFA lost a great friend and collaborator, Menno Boerema. We are very saddened to learn of the death of this great documentary editor. We send our deepest condolences to his family.

    July 30: Queerama in FC Hyena (free outdoor screening!)

    Specially for Pride 2019, IDFA and FC Hyena present a free open-air screening of Queerama. The film tells the extraordinary story of gay acceptance and emancipation in 20th century England. Admission is free!

    Street footballer Rocky Hehakaija presents 3 films about female athletes

    Get ready for the Women’s World Cup with 3 IDFA films about women and sports as selected by street football star Rocky Hehakaija, who hosted our screening of Freedom Fields at Cluppi on june 8.

    Watch IDFA films at We Make The City (June 17-23)

    We Make The City, the festival that makes cities better, presents four documentaries specially selected by IDFA about urban problems and their solutions. To watch the program, buy your tickets for the screenings in Studio/K. We Make The City runs from June 17 to 23.

    Scorsese's new Bob Dylan documentary at IDFA Special

    THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT - Going behind the scenes of Bob Dylan’s freewheeling 1975-76 tour, Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese casts a new light on the legendary musician as he journeys across a fraught America. Part documentary, part concert film, part fever dream, this Netflix original screens in Tuschinski on June 11 alongside 39 other cities worldwide—a global avant-première for a very special IDFA Special. Buy your tickets now.