An overview of IDFA's current competitions, non-competitive and special focus program sections, and special awards. The film selection for IDFA 2016 is now online; full program details will be available on November 3.

Competition Programs

IDFA's competition programs present the best documentaries premiering at the festival. Each competition is judged by an international jury.

Non-Competitive Programs

These programs, all of which return every year, provide a broad overview of the latest developments in the world, as seen through these films from all over the globe.

Special Focus programs 2016

Where IDFA's main program shows us reality in all its various forms, the festival's thematic programs focus on how documentaries show the world, and whose world they show.
Call for Entry: IDFA Bertha Fund December 22, 2016 | The IDFA Bertha Fund is looking for new creative documentary projects from developing countries for both its classic program and the IBF Europe distribution scheme.
Ally Derks receives Pioneer Award December 12, 2016 | Last Saturday, Ally Derks received a prestigious Pioneer Award from the International Documentary Association.
Open Call: Short Web Documentaries November 26, 2016 | IDFA and Jos de Putter from Deep Focus Web Documentaries invite entries for project proposals from talented (young) filmmakers.
And the winners are... November 23, 2016 | At the Awards Ceremony in the Stadsschouwburg, the 14 winners of IDFA 2016 have just been announced.


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