Each Fall, the IAFOR Documentary Film Award hosts its annual award ceremony. Starting in 2015 the award ceremony has become a public event and we welcome the documentary fans of Kobe and Kansai to join us.

The IDFA was founded to seek out and reward the storytellers, documentarians and filmmakers who have demonstrated excellence in the craft of documentary filmmaking. We wish to acknowledge these artisans by presenting a showcase of their work and reward them with the equipment, tools, and resources they will need to further continue working in the craft.

We are currently in the planning stages of this year’s festival. Please check back for updates and news about the festival, screenings, and guests.