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, 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.
IDFA to present themed program on The Female Gaze September 9, 2014 | During the upcoming festival, IDFA will present a themed program on the role of women in documentary called The Female Gaze. Fifteen leading international female directors, including Pirjo Honkasalo, Barbara Kopple and Kim Longinotto, have put together a program of old and new documentaries by themselves and other female directors.
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.
IDFA Awards given out in Durban and Sarajevo August 24, 2014 | Two IDFA Awards were handed out at the Durban International Film Festival's Durban FilmMart and the Sarajevo Film Festivals' Docu Rough Cut Boutique. Both winners will be invated to IDFA as part of the prize.

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