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Abacus: Small Enough to Jail
Not all bankers escaped prosecution in the U.S. mortgage crisis: a small Chinese-American family bank spent years fighting in the courts.
A group of Swiss senior citizens discusses their ideas about life after death in a series of remarkable, moving and funny conversations.
Act and Wind
A true treat for cinephiles, this swirling sequence of iconic shots shows how films bridge time and space and tell a more universal story.
The Agony and Ecstasy of Phil Spector
A rare interview with the legendary music producer Phil Spector, who allegedly murdered the actress Lana Clarkson in 2003.
A look back at a life in cinema, at the locations where it was lived, by documentary maestro Marcel Ophüls.
This portrait of Allentsteig, a military training area and nature reserve, presents various aspects of life in the area without comment but with a keen eye for...
James is 18 and gay, and his parents have rejected him. He moves to San Francisco, the "gayest city in the world," but ends up on the street.
Anatoly Rybakov: The Russian Story
The Russian author Anatoly Rybakov, who died in 1998, tells his life story, from Stalin's political purges to the ideological decline in the wake of Perestroika.
The Arms Drop
A tense reconstruction of a weapons drop above West Bengal, India in December 1995, involving a Britsish double agent and a Danish idealist.
The Armstrong Lie
Lance Armstrong was stripped of his seven Tour victories, and his years of lying and intimidation will continue to haunt him. An exhaustive reconstruction.
The Art of Observing Life
In this film and master class, pioneers of American documentary making discuss the realization of milestones in the genre's history.
An extensive portrait of the prestigious University of California, Berkeley as it strives to provide independent, high-quality public education in the face of financial...
At the Death House Door
Peter Gilbert, Steve James
A portrait of a retired chaplain who stood by almost 100 death row inmates during their final moments, from 1982 to 1995.
Getting the best out of yourself: that's what it's all about in this documentary about the finalists in an opera competition organized by the Metropolitan Opera of New...
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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