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Z miasta Lodzi
Krzysztof Kieslowski
A film about the everyday life in Lodz, the centre of textile industry. By means of showing images of the street, the factory and a concert in the park, Kieslowski...
Z punktu widzenia nocnego portiera
Krzysztof Kieslowski
In this film we see and hear a middle-aged night watchman. We see him at work, but particularly in his spare hours, when he puts his predilection for checking on...
Z zycia pomnikow
Tadeusz Palka
A film about demonstrations for the Solidarity Union, showing a lot of archive footage. It deals mainly with the unveiling ceremony of a monument for the Polish...
Avi Mograbi
An intentionally jumbled "musical-documentary-tragedy" about a young Israeli soldier who seeks forgiveness for an act of retribution that he was involved in.
Za mechkite i horata
Eldora Traykova
An unsuspecting traveller who enters Bulgaria by car or train may come across a peculiar spectacle at the station or border crossing. Everywhere where tourists from the...
Een zaak van niveau
Louis van Gasteren
The man that one thousand years ago drained a bog to live and work in built his house on thick water. He started an unforeseen and irreversible process: compacting the...
Zaatari Djinn
Catherine van Campen
Syrian children try to find their footing in the world’s largest refugee camp. A poetic account of their dreams, triumphs and setbacks.
Zaineb Hates the Snow
Kaouther Ben Hania
In this intimate portrait of adolescence, a Tunisian girl named Zaineb loses her father in a car accident, and has to get used to a new family in the Canadian snow.
Zakir and His Friends
Lutz Leonhardt
The German filmmaker and percussionist Lutz Leonhardt prefers the term ‘adventure film’ to documentary. Leonhardt‘s choice for this label is not so strange, because...
Zaman al-akbar
Azza El-Hassan
It is ‘news time’, not ‘film time’ - this is how documentary filmmaker Azza El-Hassan explains the fact that she failed to find anyone willing to make a film with her. All...
Farinaz Nikbakht
This snappily edited short film introduces three Iranian women who take a stand for their liberated status.
Zanesyonnye vetrom
Shoyna used to be a flourishing Russian fishing village; now it is a ghost town with a few dozen inhabitants.
The Zapruder Footage
Tim Kirby
Analysis of the famous amateur footage Abraham Zapruder shot of the assassination of president Kennedy.
Zarqawi - the Terrorist Issue
Patrice Barrat, Ranwa Stephan
Never before revealed background information about the terrorist network around Al Zarqawi and an in-depth exploration of the phenomenon of Islamic extremism...
Zebra Project
Jeroen Eisinga
Art film capturing the decaying process of a dead zebra.
Zeby nie bolalo
Marcel Lozinski
A Polish farmer/intellectual was interviewed in 1974 about her self-sought isolation; 23 years later, the same crew renews the visit.
Hattum Hoving
An ode to Dutch wind and water in the form of a film poem.
Zeki Müren Hotline
Beyza Boyacioglu, Jeff Soyk
Spoken messages to the popular Turkish artist Zeki Müren (1931-1996) speak of an underlying nostalgia for a Turkey of bygone days.
Zelim's Confession
Natalia Mikhaylova
One morning, a Chechen named Zelim was arrested in his mother's house and tortured for five days to admit to a crime he never committed.
Zendegui dar meh
Bahman Ghobadi
Four brothers, who have lost both parents, try to survive in the mountains of Kurdistan.
Zenshin shosetsuka
Kazuo Hara
Mixed documentary-fictional portrait of the Japanese writer Mitsuharu Inoue (1925-1992).
Zero Dark Thirty
Kathryn Bigelow
Kathryn Bigelow's feature about the hunt for Osama Bin Laden, with a special role for the CIA's torture tactics.
Zero Days
Alex Gibney
An exciting and disturbing thriller about the Stuxnet computer virus and the real possibility of a worldwide cyber war.
Zero Point
Danfung Dennis
The first fully documentary 360-degree-film investigates the future of virtual reality.
Zezil's World
Cathrine Marchen Asmussen
Zezil, the only Danish student at her school in Copenhagen, has an Internet date, but fears the reaction of her Arab friends Tanja and Mia.
The Zhang Empresses
Christina Höglund
Four 10-year-old Chinese girls, all of whom were adopted by Swedish parents, travel to China for the first time to get acquainted with their native country.
Zhi fei ji
Mevrouw Fan Jun Yi, Zhao Liang
They play in punk bands with names like Brain Failure Band and Anarchy Jerks Band, and regularly stick needles in their arms. Once, rebellion spurred a...
Zhili-byli starik so starukhoi..
Irina Zaitseva
An elderly couple in the Siberian countryside muses on life.
Zica zivota
Momir Matovic
We are introduced to an elderly couple in Montenegro who are living isolated from civilisation. They can only be reached by taking a primitive funicular that spans a deep...
Zielen van Napels
Vincent Monnikendam
Writers, noblemen and Neapolitans in the street present a contrasting image of an unfathomable city, the soul of which cannot be grasped in words.
Joeri Bleumer
Associative and expressive exposition of the wondrous world of toddlers who try to grasp both the tangible and intangible, in the reality that surrounds them.
Zigeuners van de Cauberg
Patrick Bisschops
First-hand witness account of a golden generation of wild animal trainers from Erie Klant-Hagenbeck's famous dressage school. [Dutch version]
Zimni Buff
Vasili Serikov
In ZIMNI BUFF surrealist street show scenes in the frosty air of St. Petersburg, bringing back memories of the beginning of this century, are interlaced with interviews...
Zintuigen zijn de voetjes van de ziel
Brigit Hillenius
With Zintuigen zijn de Voetjes van de Ziel Brigit Hillenius made a intimateportrait of her father, writer/biologist Dick Hillenius, who died in 1987. In conversationswith...
Zivot na svjezem zraku
Danko Volaric
Elections in Djulovac entail obtaining votes from Croatian newcomers and Serb returnees.
Yuri Litviakov
Zhamankum is one of the first from Kazakhstan to describe the ecological problems in this area. Zhamankum compels us to think about the sensitivity of nature. Those who...
Zjana arka
Yersain Abdrakhmanov
Zhana Arka is a small railway cut in the steppes of Kazakhstan's Dzhezkazgan District, a small neighbour of the gigantic Baikonur. In the Kazakh language 'zhana arka'...
Zjoktaoe - chronieka mjortvogo morja
Sergey Azimov, Yuri Reznikov
Lake Aral. A water island in the endless ocean of Middle Asian deserts. It used to soften the climate, to bring fruitful rains, to feed millions of people...
Znak tyre
Sergey Bukovsky
Russian actress Vera Kholodnaya became well-known in 1912. Seven years later she had played in forty movies and had become an international celebrity. THE HYPHEN goes back...
Zo is dat
Elizabeth Rocha Salgado
This affectionate portrait of an old, single farmer gradually turns into a visual poem on mortality and acceptance.
Zoeken naar Loedertje
Juul Bovenberg
Willemijn lost a lot when the fireworks plant in Enschede exploded on 13 May 2000. Her house, the doll her grandmother had given her, her comic strip collection, and also...
Zofia i Ludmila
Mohamed Ben Said
Framed by rustic flute music, this visually strong short film shows how life for gypsy children contrasts with that of their classmates and teacher, who openly...
Zomaar weg
Nicolette de Wolf
Rowan tells about his father's sudden disappearance.
Zombie Town
Marc Hawker
From August 1993 Marc J. Hawker stayed in Belgrade as a producer for theillegal radio station B92. Zombie town offers a unique glance behind the scenes of thecultural...
Zon op zondag
Jan van der Hoeven
An atmospheric description of a Sunday in the sixties.
The Zone
Guillaume Herbaut, Bruno Masi
For this digital and multimedial reportage, two French photojournalists return to "the zone," the area within a 20-mile radius from the exploded nuclear...
Zonen van Suriname
René Roelofs
On 8 December 1982, by order of the military regime of Surinam led by Desi Bouterse, fifteen people were executed without any form of justice. They were all critics of the...
Bert Haanstra
Comical documentary in which candid camera captures the interaction between man and animal in Artis Zoo.
Bert Haanstra
Entertaining documentary in which a candid camera registers the interaction between man and animal in Artis Zoo in Amsterdam.
Frederick Wiseman
ZOO is Frederick Wiseman's realistic, singularly narrated impression of the life in front of and behind the cages of Miami's Metrozoo. The main point of this documentary...
Boudewijn Koole, Zooey Sternheim
Aided by photo albums, film footage and stories from relatives and friends, Zooey tries to get some information about the deceased father, she hardly...
Tadeusz Jaworski
Jaworski is concerned with problems that have directly been taken from life. This is the first film in which he clearly expresses that interest. In ZRODLO he treats the...
Roel van Broekhoven, Lex Runderkamp
Black and white in South Africa are preparing for the big change. Churchgoers are told that apartheid is a sin. Two black brothers lay claim to their...
Joris Ivens
An extended version of the last sequence of WIJ BOUWEN. We see the construction of the lock at Den Oever, the construction and the closing off of the dike Wieringen﷓Medemblik....
Zur lage
various directors
Impression, causing goose pimples, of Austrians’ opinions on Haider, Heimat and Hitler.
Een zwaar hart
Hans Fels, Shuchen Tan
The history of the illustrious gypsy orchestra Tata Mirando goes back to the beginning of the twentieth century, when the orchestra was founded by Joseph Weis, or...
Zwarte zee
various directors
Impressions of a wintry tour around the Black Sea. Corruption, hunger, refugees, trade, war, and nostalgia.
Zwischen 2 Welten
Bettina Haasen
Bettina Haasen films her search for a Nigerian friend, who lives as a nomad in the desert.
Zwischen Ost und West
The blockade of Berlin in 1948/1949 launches the first Berlin crisis. Traffic and food supplies from the East zone to West Berlin are obstructed as a consequence of the Russian resistance against the...
Zycie jest piekne
Tadeusz Makarczynski
In this film, the idea that fear of nuclear weapons is casting a dark shadow on the life of modern man, is presented by a counterpoint of image and sound. Scenes of...
Krzysztof Kieslowski
This very special film follows the talks as a result of the appeal lodged by a Party member against his expulsion. Inspired by the liberation from fascism by the...
Gavin Hodge
ZYGOSIS explores the development of photomontage, from John Heartfield's pioneering work to the present use of montage-techniques in advertising and video. The film deals with...
Zyklon Portrait
Elida Schogt
Partly analytical, partly personal study of the extermination gas Zyklon-B.
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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