Every year, IDFA attracts extensive coverage from the Dutch and international media. This part of the website provides information on press accreditations, publicity materials, and press releases. For further information or requests for interviews please contact Laura van Halsema,
Press Desk
During the festival, the Press Desk is located on the first floor of the NH Caransa Hotel. Here, you can submit interview requests and inquire about all other festival information.
• November 18 – 12:00-21:00
• November 19-29 – 9:00-21:00 (On November 24, the Press Desk opens at 8:30)
• November 30 – 10:00-14:00
Viewing booths
Six viewing booths are available for holders of a Press Pass at Docs for Sale, located in Arti et Amicitiae.

Press releases
• Apply to receive Press releases (English)
• Apply to receive Persberichten (Dutch)

Press Releases

First Hand
Sjoerd Oostrik wins Mediafonds Documentary Award 2014 November 19, 2014 | Two awards were presented during IDFA's opening ceremony. The Mediafonds Documentary Award 2014 was awarded to Sjoerd Oostrik for his film plan Hier is het nooit stil. Documentary maker Jessica Gorter received the Cultuurfonds Documentary Grant for her oeuvre.
The Female Gaze: IDFA statistics As part of the theme program The Female Gaze, IDFA investigated its own gendered history: are female filmmakers equally represented in the program?
Meet the Juries November 17, 2014 | A grand total of 31 jury members, ranging from renowned industry experts and leading documentary filmmakers to the five teenage members of the DOC U jury, will preside over IDFA's seven competitions this year.
The Female Gaze: The Filmmakers November 13, 2014 | With IDFA less than a week away, meet the 15 leading female documentary directors who compiled this year's theme program The Female Gaze.


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