IDFA is proud to announce that the festival heart is moving to the Amstel area, with hotel NH Doelen and Café De Jaren added as new festival locations. The primary screening locations will still be located around Rembrandtplein.

Screening Locations
Pathé Tuschinski | Reguliersbreestraat 26
Pathé de Munt | Vijzelstraat 15
EYE | IJpromenade 1 (take Buikslotermeer ferry)
De Brakke Grond | Nes 43
Melkweg | Lijnbaansgracht 234a
De Balie | Kleine-Gartmanplantsoen 10
De Kleine Komedie | Amstel 56
Het Ketelhuis | Pazzanistraat 4
DeLaMar Theater | Marnixstraat 402
Bijlmer Parktheater | Anton de Komplein 240
Podium Mozaïek | Bos en Lommerweg 191
Stedelijk Museum | Museumplein 10

Industry Locations
Hotel NH Caransa | Rembrandtplein 19
   Guest Desk | Guest Box Office | Press Desk
Compagnietheater | Kloveniersburgwal 50 
   IDFA Forum | IDFAcademy | Awards Ceremony
Arti et Amicitiae | Rokin 112 
   Docs for Sale | Press Viewing Booths
Café De Jaren | Nieuwe Doelenstraat 20-22
   Guests Meet Guests | Filmmakers Breakfasts
De Brakke Grond | Nes 43
   Industry Panels | Nominees Night
Hotel NH Doelen | Nieuwe Doelenstraat 26
   First Aid Doc Clinic | Writing Room
NRC Restaurant Café | Rokin 65
   IDFA Forum Kickoff Drinks
Brasserie Harkema | Nes 67
   IDFA Forum Lunches
NFA | Markenplein 1
   IDFA Filmacademy Day

Festival Café's
Café De Jaren | Nieuwe Doelenstraat 20-22
Café Swych | Nieuwe Doelenstraat 24

Festival Hotels
Hotel NH Doelen | Nieuwe Doelenstraat 26
Hotel NH City Centre Amsterdam| Spuistraat 288-292
Hotel NH Caransa | Rembrandtplein 19
Hotel NH Carlton | Vijzelstraat 4


• Holders of all passes except the Docs for Sale Participants Pass have access to the Industry ScreeningsIndustry Talks and various social events. No ticket is needed; first come, first served.
• You will need tickets for all other paid screenings and events.
• Tickets for all screenings and events can be obtained online through your MyIDFA account, at the Guest Box Office or at all other festival box offices. It is not possible to make reservations by telephone.
• Pass holders (except Guest Pass Light and both Docs for Sale passes) can get free tickets for regular screenings on the same day or the following day. Tickets for any day thereafter can be purchased by these pass holders at a discount price of €5.00 per ticket.
• Holders of the Guest Pass Light can obtain tickets at a discounted rate of €7.50 per ticket.
• Tickets for special screenings (such as those including concerts) can be obtained at a discount price by all pass holders (except both Docs for Sale passes).
• Tickets will be uploaded to your pass. Please have your pass ready for inspection when entering screenings.
• If a screening is sold out, pass holders (except Guest Pass Light and Docs for Sale passes) can line up at the entrance to fill any “no show” seats. There are signs at every entrance marking where to wait. No ticket is needed; first come, first served.
• There will be no admission after the starting time stated on the ticket.
• For all information on the various IDFA Passes, click here.

To buy tickets online:

• Log in with your MyIDFA account.
• Find the film you wish to see using the search feature or through the Program Schedule.
• Choose your ticket(s). You can purchase one ticket per pass, per screening.
• Complete the payment, if necessary.
• You will receive a confirmation e-mail.
• Your tickets will be uploaded to your pass, and are available in the IDFA App if you have logged in with your MyIDFA account. You will not get a physical ticket or e-mail attachment!
• You will have to present your pass when entering screenings.


Display Festival Locations for Professionals on a larger map.
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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