FESTIVAL

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.

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Film Entry

IDFA DocLab's Caspar Sonnen receives EDN Award 2015 March 23, 2015 | Last Friday, the 11th EDN Award was presented to IDFA's own Caspar Sonnen, for "his pioneering commitment to interactive documentary work".
In Memory of Albert Maysles March 7, 2015 | With great sadness IDFA has learned of the death of filmmaker Albert Maysles at the age of 88. With his passing, the documentary world has lost a true inspirator.
Film entry is open March 3, 2015 | With great pleasure IDFA announces that Film Entry for the 2015 festival is now open! Again, more than 250 documentaries will be selected, running the gamut from international audience favorites to artistic experiments along the fringes of the genre. Deadlines are May 1 and August 1.
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.

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