IDFA INDUSTRY

Thank you for a great festival!

Once again, the cream of the crop of the international documentary world gathered in Amsterdam for the festival. IDFA had a fantastic year, with preliminary numbers showing over 250,000 tickets sold, up from approximately 220,000 last year. Numbers at IDFA Forum and Docs for Sale reach peak heights, as well.

Read coverage of the festival in the IDFA Daily Online, with news, interviews and video reports. Or subscribe to our Industry Newsletter to keep up to date with IDFA throughout the year!

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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Call for Entry: IDFA Bertha Fund December 8, 2014 | The IDFA Bertha Fund has announced its first selection round for 2015. The deadline for project entry is February 1, 2015.
And the winners are... November 28, 2014 | The winners of IDFA's seven competitions and two audience awards have been announced.
Help crowdfund Lyari Notes November 26, 2014 | In the IDFA Bertha Fund-supported Lyari Notes, a rock star teaches a group of girls from the most volatile district of Karachi, Pakistan how to express themselves through music. The directors need your help to finish their film!
The Female Gaze: IDFA statistics As part of the theme program The Female Gaze, IDFA investigated its own gendered history: are female filmmakers equally represented in the program?

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