International Documentary Filmfestival Amsterdam

The International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam was established in 1988, and is unique thanks to its international film programme, the variety of genres, its politically committed programme and the many European and world premieres featured each year. Add to that the presence of many filmmakers, sizeable audiences, a wide range of discussions and debates, workshops, master classes and the experienced staff, and it's no wonder that IDFA is the pre-eminent festival for creative documentaries.

IDFA screens more than 250 international documentaries every year. IDFA chooses films that express the filmmaker's point of view in a creative and cinematic manner. IDFA searches for documentaries that are cinematically intriguing or innovative, are relevant or highly topical to society at large, and stimulate the viewer to reflect, discuss and ask questions. IDFA strives for an international, diverse, topical and politically committed programme.

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