The 29th International Documentary Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) begins in just a few weeks and Doc/Fest are proud to see many films, Alternate Realities projects and market alumni showcased.

A total of 15 films, 2 Alternate Realities VR projects, and 12 market alumni projects prevously screened or pitched at Sheffield Doc/Fest have been selected for the programme. See below for the full list.

Congratulations to all the films and projects selected!


Films in the IDFA Film Programme

Ambulance - Mohamed Jabaly (Norway/Palestine, 2016)

Cameraperson - Kirsten Johnson (USA, 2016)

Handsworth Songs - John Akomfrah (UK, 1986)

Kiki - Sara Jordenö (USA, Sweden, 2016)

Life, Animated - Roger Ross Williams (USA, 2016)

Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures - Randy Barbato, Fenton Bailey (USA, 2016)

Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise - Bob Hercules, Rita Coburn Whack (USA, 2015)

Monster in the Mind - Jean Carper (USA, 2015)

National Bird - Sonia Kennebeck (USA, 2016)

Reset - Alban Teurlai, Thierry Demaizière (France, 2015)

SEED: The Untold Story - Taggart Siegel, Jon Betz (USA, 2016)

Southwest of Salem: The Story of the San Antonio Four - Deborah S. Esquenazi (USA, 2015)

Tempestad - Tatiana Huezo (Mexico, 2016)

Weiner - Elyse Steinberg, Josh Kriegman (USA, 2016)

Where You're Meant to Be - Paul Fegan (UK, 2016)


Alternate Realities Projects in the IDFA DocLab

Home: Aamir - Toby Coffey, Ergan Saadati, Rufus Norriss (UK, France, 2016)

Notes on Blindness: Into Darkness - Arnaud Colinart, Amaury La Burthe, Peter Middleton, James Spinney (UK, France, 2016)


Market Projects in the IDFA Programme

Amateurs in Space - Max Kestner (MeetMarket 2014, Denmark/Croatia, 2016)

China's van Goghs - Haibo Yu, Kiki Tianqi Yu (MeetMarket 2014, China/The Netherlands, 2016)

The Cinema Travellers - Shirely Abraham, Amit Madheshiya (MeetMarket 2013, India, 2016)

Eat That Question - Frank Zappa in His Own Words - Thorsten Shütte (MeetMarket 2013, Germany/France, 2016)

Forever Pure - Maya Sinshtein (MeetMarket 2014, Ireland/The Netherlands/Israel/England/Norway, 2016)

The Giant is Falling - Rehad Desai (MeetMarket 2015, South Africa/Germany, 2016)

On the Bridge of Death and Life - Lola Jia Liu (MeetMarket 2014, Germany, 2016)

The Pearl of Africa - Jonny von Wallström (Alternate Realities Market 2015, Sweden, 2016)

Sealers - Trude Berge Ottersen, ry Elisabeth Mortensen (MeetMarket 2016, Norway, 2016)

The Wait - Emil Langballe (MeetMarket 2015, Denmark, 2016)

Waiting for Giraffes - Marco de Steanis (MeetMarket 2013, The Netherlands/Belgium, 2016)

Whose Country? - Mohamed Siam (MeetMarket 2012, Egypt/France/Kuwait/USA, 2016)


Market Projects in the IDFA Forum

All About Amal – Mohamed Siam (MeetMarket 2016, Egypt)

iHuman – Jonathan Borge Lie, Tonje Hessen Schei, Las Loge (MeetMarket 2016, Norway)

Laws of Love – Hikaru Toda (MeetMarket 2015, UK)

Meet the Censors – Havard Fossum (MeetMarket 2015, Norway)

Sakawa – Ben Asamoah (MeetMarket 2016, Belgium)


If you're heading to IDFA in November, a number of Doc/Fest team members will also be present and available to meet. Please click here to find out more.