IDFA INDUSTRY

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.

Training & Education

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

Festival

Once again, the cream of the crop of the international documentary world gathered in Amsterdam for the 27th edition of IDFA. It was a fantastic year, with over 250,000 tickets sold, up from approximately 220,000 last year. Numbers at IDFA Forum and Docs for Sale reached peak heights, as well. » Read more
CITIZENFOUR wins Oscar for Best Documentary February 23, 2015 | Laura Poitras' documentary on Edward Snowden CITIZENFOUR, a highlight of IDFA 2014's Of Media and Men program, won the Oscar for Best Documentary last night.
Call for submission IDFA-Mediafonds Workshop February 17, 2015 | IDFA and the Dutch Cultural Media Fund encourage creative, experienced filmmakers to enter their film plans for the IDFA-Mediafonds Workshop 2015. The deadline for entry is April 6. Please note: Only Dutch speaking participants are eligible for this workshop.
Attend IDFAcademy Summer School February 1, 2015 | Entry for the IDFAcademy Summer School 2015, which will take place June 29-July 4 in the heart of Amsterdam, is now open.
And the winners are... November 28, 2014 | The winners of IDFA's seven competitions and two audience awards have been announced.

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IDFAindustry @IDFAindustry 5 days ago
And the Oscar goes to... @citizenfour ! Congratulations to director @laurapoitras and all involved.
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IDFAindustry @IDFAindustry 5 days ago
RT @Lauravpress: Congratulations @laurapoitras, @M_Bonnefoy and @DirkWilutzky with your well deserved Oscar for #CITIZENFOUR #Oscars2015
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