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Ja sluschil w ochrane Stalina
Semen Aranovich
It is a well-known story that Churchill was greatly amused at the exaggerated precautions that Stalin took in Teheran and Potsdam. For a five minute walk in the park he...
Jaar één, Alan Reeve na dertig jaar opsluiting
Joost Seelen
In 1964, when he was fifteen years of age, the Englishman Alan Reeve killed a British teenager. He was put behind bars at Broadmoore prison, was suspected of a second murder...
Andreas Bolm
A Roma family play themselves in this partly dramatised documentary. Picturesque lethargy in one of the poorest regions in Europe.
Emile Zile
A lone figure wanders through a nondescript, semi-industrial suburb and reacts to this environment through vocalized sound effects and bodily interventions.
Jack, the Balkans & I
Sergej Kreso
Road movie in which Sergej Kreso visits a friend, the musician Jack, in former Yugoslavia and takes him on a trip across the country to a special meeting.
Jade Green Station
Yu Jian
In very little time, the sleepy village of Bise in China became a lively meeting place after the construction of a railroad there.
Jaffa, The Orange's Clockwork
Eyal Sivan
Jaffa, the orange's clockwork narrates the visual history and the story of the invention of the famous citrus fruit originated in Palestine and known worldwide for centuries as...
Jaime de Nevares, último viaje
Marcelo Céspedes, Carmen Guerini
For more than ten years Carmen Guarini and Marcelo Céspedes have been making documentaries with an anthropological approach. Guarini, a former pupil of...
Jak co dzien . . .
Kazimierz Karabasz
Rhythmic and indicative documentary that shows how every day, 150,000 people hurry to work by public transport from their homes in the suburbs of Warsaw.
Yun Hwang
Engaging zoo portrait shows arduous struggle of individuals to prevent animal species from becoming extinct.
Jalan raya pos
Bernie IJdis
Road movie about thousand-kilometre-long road on Java, which was constructed last century by the Dutch colonial rulers. They employed forced labourers to build the road, many...
James Baldwin: the Price of the Ticket
Karen Thorsen
The life, work and ideas of the black American writer and civil rights activist James Baldwin are central to this documentary. What is it like to be black, impoverished,...
James Ellroy Presents Bazaar Bizarre
Benjamin Meade
Reconstruction of the horrible practices of a serial killer.
James Ellroy's Feast of Death
Vikram Jayanti
Novelist James Ellroy, famous chiefly for the adaptation of his book L.A. Confidential, speaks with an overwhelming barrage of words, like bullets of sex and violence,...
Ingeborg Jansen
JAMILA exposes the friction between a Muslim girl who likes to play soccer and her father, who would prefer not to see his daughter's bare knees on the playing field.
Jan Cox, a Painter's Odyssey
Bart Beyens, Pierre de Clerq
A mosaic about the life and work of the Flemish painter Jan Cox to whose oeuvre, beside the portraits, his personal interpretations of themes from classical...
Jan Hanlo, en die man ben ik zelf
Barbara Hanlo
And that man i am myself...jan hanlo is an impressionistic documentary by photographer Barbara Hanlo about her great-uncle Jan Hanlo, a famous Dutch writer and poet in the...
Janela da alma
Walter Carvalho, João Jardim
The Portuguese writer and Nobel Prize winner José Saramago was once sitting on the upper balcony of the opera, with a good view of the chandelier that looked...
Paul Cohen
A portrait of the brilliant young violinist Janine Jansen, who must maintain a high media profile as well as performing at concerts and making recordings.
Janis: Little Girl Blue
Amy Berg
Impressive archive material from Janis Joplin’s heyday – alongside interviews with band and family members – produces an intriguing portrait of a blues legend who died too...
Jannah, New Lady in Jazz
Hans Hylkema
After Gary Giddins, leading music critic of The Village Voice, wrote a favourable review about her first album, jazz singer Denise Jannah's international carreer boomed. She...
Rein Hazewinkel
Kaleidoscopic portrait of eccentric world checkers champion Jannes van der Wal.
Jan's Mom
Anneloor van Heemstra
A few days in the life of 11-year-old Jan, whose mother is in jail. He prepares himself for a good talk with her.
Janssen en Janssens draaien een film
Robbe de Hert, Luc Pien
The Belgian government in 1965 decided to start subsidizing the national film production. Over the last 25 years, numerous Belgian productions have been supported...
Japan, A Story of Love and Hate
Sean McAllister
An intriguing portrait of a poor Japanese couple who cannot live with or without each other, against the backdrop of a closed, capitalist country.
The Japanese Quince Tree
Mara Trifu
90-year-old Clotilda Grosu is haunted day and night by the things she regrets, but she enjoys herself anyway.
Japanse Geheime Wapens
No director credited
The Japanese launch an attack on English soldiers with the help of special secret weapons.
Le jardin de Sergiu Celibidache
Serge Ioan Celebidachi
During his lifetime, the originally Rumanian conductor Sergiu Celibidache (1912-1996) made a reputation of being unapproachable. He loathed interviews and...
Gustav Gavrin, Kosta Hlavaty
Jåvna, renskötare år 2000
Stefan Jarl
Twelve-year-old boy wants to become a reindeer herdsman.
Je gelooft 't niet
Netty van Hoorn
Je gelooft 't niet deals with sexual abuse outside the family. Every year thousands of children, both boys and girls, are sexually abused by a teacher, a soccer coach, a...
Je laatste oortje
Annelies Kruk
The portrait of 12-year-old Labrielle, who lives with her mother and younger sister in Amsterdam's Bijlmer neighbourhood and feels completely at home at the local children's...
Je maintiendrai in Hollywood
Frans Bromet
Frans Bromet looks up an old friend from his student days, René Daalder, in Hollywood. It turns out their ideas about film have taken very different directions.
Jeg er levende - Søren Ulrik Thomsen, digter
Jørgen Leth
Portrait of the poet Søren Ulrik Thomsen, who tells about his love of poetry.
Jenin Jenin
Mohammed Bakri
Witnesses and survivors talk about the attack by the Israeli army on Palestinian refugee camp Jenin.
Jon Bang Carlsen
Director Jon Bang Carlsen met the 76 year old Jenny Jespersen on a trip along the west coast of Jutland. He was fascinated by the fact that her philosophy of life, based...
Jenseits des Krieges
Ruth Beckermann
In the autumn of 1995 the travelling exhibition ‘Vernichtungskrieg, Verbrechen der Wehrmacht 1941 bis 1944’ passed through Vienna. Owing to this exhibit it became widely...
Jenseits von Tibet
Solveig Klassen
Inside view of the turbulent love affair between German punk musician and Tibetan monk.
Jerome Jerome
Peter Lataster, Petra Lataster-Czisch
Two days in the life of an autistic teenager who puts his mother and coach's patience to the test with almost devilish pleasure.
Jerusalem is Proud to Present
Nitzan Gilady
In 2006, the organisation of the Pride Parade, a procession of gays in Jerusalem, caused great political and religious tension in the Holy City.
Jerusalem My Love
Jeppe Rønde
Amidst the chaos of modern-day Jerusalem, filmmaker tries to retrieve the faith from his childhood.
Jerusalems, le syndrome Borderline
Eyal Sivan
Can a filmmaker still make authentic images of Jerusalem? Eyal Sivan thinks not, because nobody can look at the city without prejudice anymore. Jerusalem is the symbol of the...
Jesser and the Sugarcane
Godelieve Eijsink
Jesser knows one thing for sure: when he grows up, he will never work with sugar cane – the stealthy killer than has made his father incurably ill.
Jesus Camp
Heidi Ewing, Rachel Grady
An American summer camp prepares the children of evangelists for their role in a political movement that strives to abolish the separation of church and state.
Jesus, du weißt
Ulrich Seidl
Six Catholics pray to Jesus, gradually exposing their souls to the viewer. The camera acts as a confessional.
Rishi Chamman
11-year-old Pavan has eczema and is afraid he will get teased at his new school
Jheronimus Bosch, Touched by the Devil
Pieter van Huystee
A team of Dutch art historians crisscross the world to unravel the secrets of paintings by Hieronymus Bosch.
Jiang Hu: Life on the Road
Wu Wenguang
According to the ‘health inspection’, a travelling Chinese show smudges the streets of Beijing.
Daniel Díaz Torres
Jibaro's are a kind of wild dogs that attack the farmers' cattle and raid their farmyards. The ranchers stand up to them by continually hunting the sly animals. Enrique...
Bibo Liang
In China, the marriage ritual consists of six stages that must be completed according to the rules.
Jimi Plays Monterey
When Jimi Hendrix did a concert at the Monterey pop festival in California in 1967, most visitors were not prepared for what was to come. His nickname ‘the wild man of rock’ had not yet become fully...
Jimmy Carter Man from Plains
Jonathan Demme
Director follows former American president Jimmy Carter during a promotional campaign for his most controversial book so far, Palestine: Peace not Apartheid, thereby...
Jimmy Rosenberg - the Father, the Son & the Talent
Jeroen Berkvens
A touching and powerful portrait of 25-year old guitar virtuoso Jimmy Rosenberg, whose life and career were completely destroyed by drug abuse.
Jingle Bell Rocks!
Mitchell Kezin
A personal cinematic trip through the alternative Christmas music universe, featuring Run DMC, The Flaming Lips and many more.
Jo de Roo
Ricardo Alvarez
Portrait of the native Zeeland cyclist Jo de Roo who was an international phenomenon in the sixties.
Joan Rivers - A Piece of Work
Ricki Stern
It's 2009, and the career of American comedian Joan Rivers has almost hit rock bottom. But this funny lady is still out there going after more 'face time.'
Joaquin Sabina - 19 Days and 500 Nights
Ramón Gieling
Once the poet-singer Joaquin Sabina gave his friends the key to his house; some of them still keep that key. During Sabina's absence the filmmaker returns with them to...
Kate Davis
American horse racing exacts a high toll on the jockeys, who are forbidden to weigh more than 52 kilos.
Joe Leahy's Neighbours
Robin Anderson, Bob Connolly
Before the white man came to Papua New Guinea, the Ganiga-tribe had rather heartwarming views of expressing one's social status. If someone had too many...
Joe Strummer: The Future is Unwritten
Julien Temple
Portrait of Joe Strummer, frontman of The Clash who died in 2002. With archive material and in-depth discussions with friends, family and famous fans.
Joe's Violin
Kahane Cooperman
A Holocaust survivor donates his violin to a girl from a destitute neighborhood in New York, and the instrument offers her a new opportunity in life.
Sjoerd Niekamp
Going to scout camp for the first time is pretty intense. It’s hard to survive, but fortunately Johan has an ace up his sleeve: Rambo.
Johannesburg, 2nd Greatest City After Paris
William Kentridge
William Kentridge's first animated video. Kentridge's narratives are grounded in the recent politics of his native South Africa as revealed through personal memories and...
John Lennon: The Bermuda Tapes
Michael Epstein, Mark Thompson
This interactive app takes the user on the stormy voyage to Bermuda that inspired John Lennon to make his album Double Fantasy.
Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison
Bestor Cram
Former colleagues and ex-prisoners look back upon Johnny Cash's legendary performance at Folsom State Prison in 1968.
Johnny Meijer
John Appel
Amsterdam-based Johnny Meijer is generally considered the world's best accordion player. He became the talk of the town in the fifties when he did many shows abroad and...
Jean-Baptiste Maitre
The form of these four short stories, each ending with the same punch line, recalls the experimentalism of early cinema.
Le joli mai
Pierre Lhomme, Chris Marker
At the end of the Algerian war of independence, Chris Marker asked Parisians to spontaneously give their opinions on a range of topics.
Jonas and the Backyard Circus
Paula Gomes
In this chronicle of the miracle of childhood and the agony of growing up, 13-year-old Jonas dreams of becoming a circus artiste.
Het jonge oog
Boudewijn Koole, Ulbo de Sitter
The World Press Photo children’s jury selects the best news photograph of the past year.
Jorden er vores mor
Peter Elsass
From 1973 Danish film director Peter Elsass travelled to South America on a regular basis. He went there about fourteen times in all, staying among the last two Indian tribes...
Joschka and Sir Fischer
Pepe Danquart
From street fighter to Minister of Foreign Affairs, Joschka Fischer recounts his exciting life against the backdrop of 60 turbulent years in German history.
Josef Hauser - Klang und Raum
Heinz Ebner, Othmar Schmiderer
The film shows Josef Hauser's everyday life as a farmer and a clockmaker, on the one hand, and, on the other, his longing for the realization of his life...
Joseph Roth's Grosse-Welt-Bioskop-Theater
Hans Keller
The Austrian writer-journalist Joseph Roth (1894-1939) travelled criss-cross through Europe. Hans Keller visited the same countries and places in order to make a film about...
Josh's Trees
Peter Entell
This portrait of director Peter Entell's friend and fellow-filmmaker Josh Hanig, who died of cancer, incorporating many home video extracts, was made for Hanig's young son...
Eitan Efrat, Sirah Foighel Brutmann
As the camera moves along photos of dignitaries looking at the iconic image that sums up the Holocaust, we experience three layers of time in a single...
Journal No. 1 - An Artist's Impression
Hito Steyerl
Journal No. 1 - An Artist's Impression is an attempt at reconstructing lost images. Using two screens at a time, director Hito Steyerl tries to breathe new life into...
A Journal of Insomnia
various directors
The website as a confessional: insomniacs are asked to provide insight into their affliction, which will be used in an interactive artwork.
The Journalist
Leiv Igor Devold
Portrait of Andrzej Krzysztof Wróblewski, a political journalist whose active lived altered after the diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease.
Aleh Dashkevich
Reporters trying to do their job in Belarus under Lukashenko depict an oppressive human rights climate.
Journals of a Wily School
Sudeshna Bose
This observational and exciting film is about a school for pickpockets in the city of Kolkata. Just how do they learn their craft?
Journey of a Red Fridge
Lucian Muntean, Natasa Stankovic
Hari Rai has been hired to carry a red Coca-Cola refrigerator, on his back, through the Himalayan Mountains of Nepal.
The Journey of Vaan Nguyen
Duki Dror
Vietnamese boat people who have established a new life in Israel return to their native country, where they come face to face with their former enemies.
The Journey Southwards
Hans Keller
The great admiration that journalist Hans Keller has for the Russian author Konstantin Paustovskij (1892-1968) has resulted in this personal documentary. With regard to the...
Journey to Jah
Noël Dernesch, Moritz Springer
Two European reggae artists flee Western consumerism to Jamaica, where they embark on a search for reggae’s spiritual meaning.
Journeyings and Conversations
Arvind Sinha
Done almost without words, a visually intriguing contemplation of Howrah Station in Calcutta (Kolkata, India) one of the most amazing railway stations in the world.
Vinayan Kodoth
In the Indian city of Mumbai, the trip from home to work and back is gradually becoming a survival of the fittest.
Journeys with George
Alexandra Pelosi
‘George unplugged’ is a home-movie type of travelogue by a journalist who accompanied presidential candidate George W. Bush for a year during his campaign.
Susanna Helke, Virpi Suutari
In the far north-eastern corner of Finland, close to the Russian border, there is not much work for young people. They have to move to the bigger cities or...
Yana Yankova
Interviews with Serbs in the neighborhood where Radovan Karadic was arrested reveal that the former Serbian leader is still immensely popular.
Joy Division
Grant Gee
Multi-faceted, musical documentary with archive material on punk band Joy Division. All those involved - who are still alive - tell the story.
The Joy of Sound
Ana Endara Mislov
An ode to sound, that mysterious, invisible and intangible phenomenon that brings pleasure and togetherness – and sometimes irritation.
Judgment in Hungary
Eszter Hajdú
Proceedings of the trial against Hungarian right-wing extremists who murdered six Roma, including a five-year old. Claustrophobic, confusing and unsettling.
Julianes Sturz in den Dschungel
Werner Herzog
In 1971, Herzog missed a plane that would later crash in the Peruvian jungle.
Julias Wahn
Hannes Schönemann
Reconstruction of the life of a woman, once the filmmaker’s lover, who committed suicide because she allegedly worked for the Stasi.
Julie, itinéraire d'une enfant du siècle
Dominique Gros
Julie Andre was born in 1957 in Paris as the daughter of a Hungarian musical artist and a wrestler. Like her parents she landed in marginal entertainment, initially as a...
Tammy Cheung
Massive protest march in Hong Kong against proposed new legislation that would limit freedom.
July Trip
Waël Nouredinne
Armed with a Krasnogorsk 3, a few 16mm reels and a crack pipe, Waël Nouredinne travels from Paris to his native country to save Beirut.
The Jump
Taisia Reshetnikova
A pregnant girl thinks she can bring about an abortion by going bungee jumping. From a great height, fear and doubt strike her hard.
A Jumpin' Night in the Garden of Eden
Michal Goldman
Klezmer music found its way from the shtetls of Eastern Europe into America's Yiddisch theatre, then went 'underground' in the thirties and fourties. In the seventies...
Jung (guerra) nella terra dei Mujaheddin
Fabrizio Lazzaretti, Alberto Vendemmiati
Journalistic report from a hospital and the battlefields of Afghanistan, containing some shocking scenes.
Jungens wollen zur See
Wilhelm Stöppler
"Wer zur See nichts gilt, gilt nichts in der Welt." This text opens the film JUNGENS WOLLEN ZUR SEE. "Englands Vorherrschaft ist vorbei, auch andere Volker haben als...
Jungle Rudy, the Chronicle of a Family
Rob Smits
A posthumous portrait of a banker's son who built an exclusive tourist resort in the Venezuelan jungle, and despite his escape behaviour, remained devoted to his loved ones.
Jungle Sisters
Chloe Ruthven
Criticism turns to understanding when Chloe Ruthven follows her sister, who recruits girls from rural areas in India to work in Bangalore’s textile industry.
Just a Girl, You Know
Eef Hilgers
Thirteen-year old Maria is leading a life all her own on YouTube. Will she find her own voice or is she losing herself in the online world?
Just a Reflektor
Aaron Koblin, Vincent Morisset
This collaboration between Vincent Morisset and art rockers Arcade Fire is a fascinating experiment with interactivity, in which you the viewer get to build...
Just a Wedding
Beverly Shaffer
Disabled woman and completely opposite man prepare themselves for their marriage.
Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story
Grant Baldwin
Could you live for six months on discarded food? No problem at all, the filmmakers discover during a thorough investigation of food waste.
Just for Kicks
Lisa Leone, Thibaut de Longeville
The history of the sneaker: from inconspicuous athletic gear element to bestseller, cult phenomenon and collector's item.
Just Leave Daddy Be
Debbie Kleijn
Candid and at times harrowing story of a cheerful boy of twelve and his failing stepfather, who suffers from a personality disorder.
Just Like America
Martin Reznicek
The film crew is leaving for America. In the beginning we see the sea shore and a number of trucks; the first implies the limits of the following journey across the United...
Just Playing with the Birds
Simona Canonica
So close to the promised land, yet so far away. In a dusty Mexican village, even dreams of the future just seem to evaporate.
Just the Right Amount of Violence
Jon Bang Carlsen
Danish director Jon Bang Carlsen follows "interventionists" in Los Angeles who take wealthy "problem teenagers" away to be "reeducated" at their parents’ request.
Just Visiting this Planet
Peter Sempel
Kazuo Ohno, by now 84 years of age, is a legendary Japanese Butoh dancer. He was born under the sign of the Horse. His motto: "If you can't make it, try! Always try! Do the...
Just, Melvin
James Ronald Whitney
Director discusses his grandfather’s child abuse with afflicted relatives.
Juste une femme
Sonbol B.Y., Mitra Farahani
Only one year ago, the Iranian Morvarid was a man – now she is a woman. Before the operation, she cautiously hid her female side from the outside world. Only...
Justice - In Time of War
Fabrizio Lazzaretti
Ambitious film about violations of human rights in Colombia, illustrated by the unpunished murder of an Italian traveller.
Justice for Sale
Femke van Velzen, Ilse van Velzen
In a subtle and surprisingly open documentary, a bold Congolese attorney investigates a rape case in which the suspect has fallen victim to a failing...
Justifiable Homicide
Jon Osman, Jonathan Stack
Early 1995, two Puerto Rican boys were shot in The Bronx by the New York police, who claimed to have acted out of self-defence. They said the boys were caught...
Jute: Letter for Carter
Gerrit van Dijk
Typed letters appear in succession onscreen, protesting the sentence of Dessie Woods, including flashes of Woods behind bars and the American Stars and Stripes.
Juvenile Judge
Maria Mok, Meral Uslu
Youth court hearings provide a glimpse into the workings of the Dutch youth criminal justice system.
Juvenile Liaison
Nick Broomfield, Joan Churchill
A police team in Great Britain employs a questionable deterrent for juvenile delinquents.
Juvenile Liaison 2
Nick Broomfield, Joan Churchill
Sequel about the children from JUVENILE LIAISON, fifteen years after the first film was banned.
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.


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