Thirty years of IDFA

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    It's IDFA's thirtieth anniversary and a very special one because founder and director Ally Derks is leaving. It won't pass unnoticed: eighteen renowned directors will honor the festival, its founder, and the documentary genre by choosing their favorite film. You can now watch five IDFA-documentaries made by five of these filmmakers online.

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    Around the World in 50 Concerts

    • Heddy Honigmann
    • 2014

    Documentarian Heddy Honigmann toured the world with the prestigious Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, speaking to music lovers about the role of music in their lives.

    The Interrupters

    • Steve James
    • 2011

    "Intervene before it can escalate" is the creed of the "violence interrupters," who are trying to break the cycle of violence on the streets of Chicago.


    • Victor Kossakovsky
    • 2005

    Available in Benelux only: Victor Kossakovsky’s two-year-old son Svyato sees his own reflection for the first time.

    The 3 Rooms of Melancholia

    • Pirjo Honkasalo
    • 2004

    Shot in St. Petersburg, Grozny and Ingushetia, this multilayered, poetic film deals with basic human feelings, fear, loneliness, war, life's dilemmas and misery.