HOTELS

IDFA recommends the hotels listed below, which are all within walking distance of the festival venues. If you book another hotel (whether it's in Amsterdam when visiting IDFA or anywhere else in the world throughout the year) please consider booking through the booking.com link below, which directly benefits the IDFA Bertha Fund at no extra cost to you.

Booking.com

IDFA is pleased to announce its partnership with Booking.com, offering the very best in online travel reservations. If you reserve with Booking.com via the link below, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to benefit the IDFA Bertha Fund. The Fund offers support to festivals and filmmakers in developing countries.


Free accommodation

• If your personal invitation states that IDFA will pay for your hotel, please contact our Guest Services. They will make your hotel reservation.
• IDFA Guest Services will only book hotels for filmmakers with a film in the 2014 program and special delegates.
• Filmmakers with a film in one of the competition programs and the Masters, Best of Fests and Panorama sections are offered three or four hotel nights by the festival. For filmmakers with films in other IDFA program sections the festival offers two or three nights.
• IDFA does not offer accommodation to Dutch filmmakers with a film in the festival program.

Preferred Hotels

Please note: due to the festival's relocation of several activities to the Amstel River area, at a few minutes walking distance from Rembrandtplein, the festival is no longer booking rooms for guests at NH Schiller. As a guest of IDFA, you may book your room at friendly rates at these preferred hotels.

NH Caransa
Rembrandtplein 19
1017 CT Amsterdam
Standard room, single use
€145 per room per night, including breakfast,
excluding city tax of 5,5% of the room rate per room, per night (included in the rate shown when booking)

NH Carlton
Vijzelstraat 4
1017 HK Amsterdam
Standard room, single use
€145 per room per night, including breakfast
excluding City tax of 5,5% of the room rate per room, per night (included in the rate shown when booking)

NH City Centre
Spuistraat 288-292
1012 VX Amsterdam
Standard room, single use
€115 per room per night, including breakfast
excluding City tax of 5,5% of the room rate per room, per night (included in the rate shown when booking)

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".
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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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