Accreditation Guidelines and Passes

IDFA offers documentary professionals a variety of passes that provide access to the festival, IDFA’s markets Docs for Sale and IDFA Forum as well as the IDFAcademy program. The accreditation form for IDFA 2014 will be available through MyIDFA in October.
Guest Services will confirm the type of pass you are eligible for and send an invoice for any fees that you may incur. All passes are non-transferable. See below for detailed information on the various passes.

Accreditation form: MyIDFA
Registration and accreditation takes place through MyIDFA, our online registration system. You can use the same login code you used last year. If you've forgotten your password, please click on “forgot your password” in MyIDFA. Please submit the completed accreditation form and upload a digital passport photo (JPEG) in the upload section of MyIDFA. Guest Services will be fully operational as of July 2014.

Industry Screenings
No tickets needed, first come first served. The industry screening program consists of screenings of all films in competition that will be shown in the regular festival theatres. Industry screenings are accessible with your IDFA Guest Pass, IDFA Guest Pass Light, FORUM Pass, IDFAcademy Pass, IDFA Docs for Sale Acquisition Pass or Press Pass.

How to obtain tickets
With your pass, you can get free tickets for screenings for the same day or the following day. If you want tickets for any day thereafter, there is a charge of €5,- per ticket.

Late registration
Registration after the deadline means that processing of your forms as well as your listing on our online guest list may be delayed.

Cancellations
If you need to cancel, please notify us as soon as possible. It is only possible to cancel in writing. For further information, please don’t hesitate to contact us. 

Contact
Guest Services: Dymme Plomp
E-mail: guestservices@idfa.nl

Press Office: Laura van Halsema
IDFA Program Department: Martijn te Pas
IDFA Forum: Malka Jonas 
Docs for Sale: Rudolf Kats
IDFAcademy: Meike Statema

Passes 2013

All information subject to change for the 2014 edition. Please check back for up-to-date information when accreditation for IDFA 2014 has opened.

Detailed guidelines:
Guest Pass
€215 excl. 6% VAT

This pass gives access to:
• all regular IDFA screenings and the Masterclass (with a free ticket);
• all industry screenings (no ticket needed: first come, first served);
• the Industry Talks and other secondary programming;
• the daily Guests Meet Guests drinks for all accredited guests;
• the services of the First Aid Doc Clinic;
• the awards ceremony on November 29;
• the writing room with laptops and internet access;
• company profiles, strand profiles, biographies and contact information of accredited guests through www.idfa.nl.

Guest Pass Light

€100 excl. 6% VAT

This pass gives access to:
• a discount rate on tickets for all regular IDFA screenings and the Masterclass (€7.50 per ticket, one ticket per screening per pass);
• all industry screenings (no ticket needed: first come, first served);
• the Industry Talks and other secondary programming;
• the daily Guests Meet Guests drinks for all accredited guests;
• company profiles, strand profiles, biographies and contact information of accredited guests through www.idfa.nl.

Press Pass

€ 50 excl. 6% VAT

This pass gives access to:
• all regular IDFA screenings and the Masterclass (with a free ticket);
• all industry screenings (no ticket needed: first come, first served);
• the Industry Talks and other secondary programming;
• the press viewing booths at Docs for Sale;
• the daily Guests Meet Guests drinks for all accredited guests;
• the awards ceremony on November 29;
• the writing room with laptops and internet access;
• company profiles, strand profiles, biographies and contact information of accredited guests through www.idfa.nl.

IDFAcademy Pass

€200 excl. 6% VAT

This year, IDFAcademy is open to emerging filmmakers and producers from, or based in Europe.

This pass gives access to:
• the official IDFAcademy program held November 21-24;
• all regular IDFA screenings and the Masterclass (with a free ticket);
• all industry screenings (no ticket needed: first come, first served);
• the Industry Talks and other secondary programming;
• the services of the First Aid Doc Clinic;
• the daily Guests Meet Guests drinks for all accredited guests;
• the writing room with laptops and internet access;
• company profiles, strand profiles, biographies and contact information of accredited guests through www.idfa.nl.

IDFA Forum Pass

€320 excl. 21% VAT

Due to high demand, the number of participants is limited to one participant per production company. All observer accreditations will undergo a selection process. The selection procedure only allows for 350 invitees. Please check Attend the IDFA Forum to see if you are eligible for accreditation.

This pass gives access to:
• the three-day IDFA Forum for co-financing international documentaries, held November 25-27;
• the IDFA Forum opening reception;
• the Forum lunches during the IDFA Forum days;
• the daily Docs for Sale Happy Hour;
• all regular IDFA screenings and the Masterclass (with a free ticket);
• all industry screenings (no ticket needed: first come, first served);
• the Industry Talks and other secondary programming;
• the daily Guests Meet Guests drinks for all accredited guests;
• the awards ceremony on November 29;
• the writing room with laptops and internet access;
• company profiles, strand profiles, biographies and contact information of accredited guests through www.idfa.nl.

Docs for Sale Acquisition Pass

€150,- excl. 21% VAT

This pass gives access to:
• a one-year subscription to the Docs for Sale Online catalogue;
• the viewing booths at Docs for Sale (reservation is necessary);
• the daily Docs for Sale Happy Hour;
• the Docs for Sale lobby;
• all industry screenings (no ticket needed: first come, first served);
• the Industry Talks and other secondary programming;
• the daily Guests Meet Guests drinks for all accredited guests;
• company profiles, strand profiles, biographies and contact information of accredited guests through www.idfa.nl.

Docs for Sale Participant's Pass

Available free of charge to one representative (producer, director or sales agent) of a film selected for Docs for Sale. Additional Docs for Sale Participant’s Passes can be purchased for €65 excl. 21% VAT.

This pass gives access to:
• the Docs for Sale lobby;
• the daily Docs for Sale Happy Hour;
• the daily Guests Meet Guests drinks for all accredited guests;
• the services of the pre-arranged Meet the Pro’s meetings;
• the Industry Talks and other secondary programming;
• the services of the First Aid Doc Clinic;
• company profiles, strand profiles, biographies and contact information of accredited guests through www.idfa.nl.
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