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Since its launch in 1988 IDFA has been one of the world's leading documentary film festivals, dedicated to the exhibition and promotion of ground-breaking creative documentaries. To keep up to date on all things IDFA, subscribe to our Industry Newsletter.

Markets & Funding

Alongside the festival, two documentary markets take place during IDFA: Docs for Sale and the IDFA Forum. The IDFA Bertha Fund stimulates the documentary climate in developing countries.

Training & Education

To stimulate new talent and high level documentary production, IDFAcademy organizes workshops and training programs for both filmmakers and producers.
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Audience Award

1 Virunga 8,8
2 Alive Inside 8,7
3 The Green Prince 8,3
4 Art and Craft 8,1
5 Tales of the Grim Sleeper  7,9
6 Concerning Violence 7,9
7 Rich Hill 7,7
8 We Are the Giant
7,7
9 We Are 18 7,6
10  From Caligari to Hitler 7,3

Preliminary scores as of November 19, 23:30.
Sjoerd Oostrik wins Mediafonds Documentary Award 2014 November 19, 2014 | Two awards were presented during IDFA's opening ceremony. The Mediafonds Documentary Award 2014 was awarded to Sjoerd Oostrik for his film plan Hier is het nooit stil. Documentary maker Jessica Gorter received the Cultuurfonds Documentary Grant for her oeuvre.
Meet the Juries November 17, 2014 | A grand total of 31 jury members, ranging from renowned industry experts and leading documentary filmmakers to the five teenage members of the DOC U jury, will preside over IDFA's seven competitions this year.
The Female Gaze: The Filmmakers November 13, 2014 | With IDFA less than a week away, meet the 15 leading female documentary directors who compiled this year's theme program The Female Gaze.

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