The International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, the world’s largest documentary film gathering, is making over 300 of its collection available to stream online for free amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The IDFA, which offers an independent meeting place for audiences and professionals to see a diverse and high-quality program, triumphs its diverse nature and exhibits “content of the films as well as to the cultural backgrounds of the filmmakers.”
“IDFA offers an alternative to mass entertainment and uniformity, confirming that there is an increasing need in audiences for high-quality films that delve deep and urge us to reflect,” they explain. “Since 2007, the festival’s New Media program IDFA DocLab showcases the best interactive non-fiction storytelling and explores how the digital revolution is reshaping documentary art.”
With thousands of people worldwide being forced to self-isolate amid the spread of the virus, the IDFA are offering 302 of its acclaimed range of documentaries available to stream online without charge in a bid to help pass the time.
They explain: “We’re working hard to keep the selection as broad and accessible as possible, but unfortunately, some titles are available to stream within The Netherlands only.”