In 2021, International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) launched a new competition setup, which includes the Envision Competition.

The Envision Competition consists of around fifteen international or world premieres and focuses on the artistic and cinematographic development of upcoming and established filmmakers. It is a platform for creators who go against the stream and whose idiosyncratic films contribute to documentary film art.

Picture: still from Octopus (2021) by Karim Kassem, winner of the IDFA Award for Best Film in the Envision Competition 2021