First competitions unveiled for IDFA 2022

    Dive into the films selected for the Shorts and Youth Competitions in addition to Masters and Best of Fests >

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    First competition titles unveiled alongside Masters and Best of Fests selections

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    New films to watch at home

    Eritrea Stars

    • The Dutch city of Gorinchem welcomes Eritrea’s soccer team with open arms. Will the refugee players make their dreams come true?

    The Earth is Blue as an Orange

    • With bombs falling all around their home in Ukraine, Anna and her four children manage to keep the chaos of war at bay by making a film about their experiences.

    Art and Craft

    • Landis has been producing fake works of art for 30 years and has never earned a penny for it. He donates them to museums, which accept them with gratitude.

    The Lifeguard

    • Oscar-nominated director Maite Alberdi’s first feature film: an observational portrait of a young lifeguard at odds with the rest of the beach. What happens when emergency strikes?

    The Specialist

    • Revered director Eyal Sivan’s archival film on the Adolf Eichmann trial. Taking a cue from Hannah Arendt, Sivan hones his gaze on Eichmann the person. Who was he really?

    Classics to watch at home

    Anniversary of the Revolution

    • Possibly the first feature-length documentary ever made, Dziga Vertov's long lost film portrays the Russian Revolution first-hand.

    Episode 3 - Enjoy Poverty

    • Artist Renzo Martens launches a project in Congo where he enlists the locals to document their own poverty.

    The Other Man - F.W. de Klerk and the End of Apartheid

    • A reconstruction of the end of apartheid in South Africa, viewed from the perspective of former President de Klerk.

    Public Housing

    • Frederick Wiseman, master of the direct cinema tradition, closely follows life in a dreary Chicago suburb.

    Return to Homs

    • An intimate portrait of a group of young battling revolutionary friends in the Syrian city of Homs, which is slowly turning into a ghost town.

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