IDFA INDUSTRY

All of IDFA's professional activities including IDFA's markets the Forum and Docs for Sale, IDFAcademy, the IDFA Bertha Fund and the festival's film program. To keep up to date on all things IDFA, subscribe to our Industry Newsletter.

Check out a video overview of IDFA 2013 in two-and-a-half minutes here.

Festival

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. » Read more

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.

IDFAcademy during the festival


During IDFA, the IDFAcademy offers an intensive four-day training program for emerging filmmakers and producers from EU countries, giving them the opportunity to meet a esteemed documentary professionals who share their knowledge of the industry.
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IDFAcademy Summer School


A tailor-made training program which offers emerging talent an opportunity to strengthen their documentary projects. The 2014 edition took place June 30-July 5, with a group of renowned documentary makers again guiding the participants.
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Two Dutch Workshops


Every year, IDFAcademy organizes two workshops for DUtch-speaking participants in cooperation with the Dutch Cultural Media Fund. In the seven-month IDFA-Mediafonds Workshop and the six-month Kids & Docs Workshop, participants develop a plan for a short documentary.
Wanted: Youth Jury! September 30, 2014 | Every year, a selection of films from the IDFA program compete for the IDFA DOC U Award, given out by a youth jury. Do you want to have a say about the winner, and are you between 15 and 18 years old? Then apply now!
IDFA 2014 presents theme program Of Media and Men September 23, 2014 | A theme program investigating the mediated interaction between the people and their governments will be presented at IDFA 2014. Of Media and Men encompasses a film program, several new media projects in IDFA DocLab and a Paradocs program curated by visual artist Aernout Mik.
In Memory of George Sluizer September 22, 2014 | With great sadness IDFA has learned of the death of Dutch cineast George Sluizer at the age of 82. Sluizer was a prominent voice in Dutch and international film culture, working both in documentary and in fiction.
IDFA relocates festival heart to Amstel September 16, 2014 | This year’s IDFA will for the first time be focused around the Amstel river. The main festival locations Pathé Tuschinski, Pathé de Munt, EYE and De Brakke Grond remain, but the festival buzz will move to Café de Jaren and Café Swych on Amsterdam’s Nieuwe Doelenstraat.
IDFA Bertha Fund introduces European program September 1, 2014 | The IDFA Bertha Fund is launching a new program: IDFA Bertha Fund – Europe. The new program will support the production and distribution of documentaries realized through co-productions between European producers and producers from developing countries.

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