Meet IDFA staff at Berlinale's European Film Market

    On February 8th, IDFA heads to the European Film Market (EFM) at Berlinale! A mainstay of EFM, DocSalon will host our programming, industry, and education staff for round-tables and one-on-one meetings at the Meet the Festivals and High Tea with Experts sessions. Plus: join us for the special SalonTalk on Diverse Documentary Festival Programming moderated by Orwa Nyrabia. Read more about our busy schedule below, and be sure to register your attendance in advance via DocSalon.

    Isabel Arrate Fernandez, Managing Director of the IDFA Bertha Fund, will participate in a round-table session on Friday, February 8th from 14:00 to 15:00 as part of the High Tea with Experts series. Come gain in-depth knowledge on documentary funds and distributors from Arrate Fernandez and other industry players.

    From Saturday, February 9th to Tuesday, February 12th, find IDFA staff at Meet the Festivals from 11:00 to 12:00, where you can book short one-on-one meetings and discuss your documentary project. The daily schedule is as follows:

    Saturday, February 9th
    Joost Daamen (Senior Programmer)
    Sunday, February 10th
    Laurien ten Houten (IDFA Industry)
    Monday, February 11th
    Laura van Halsema (Senior Programmer)
    Tuesday, February 12th
    Meike Statema (Head of Education)

    Finally, IDFA's artistic director Orwa Nyrabia will moderate the SalonTalk All Inclusive - Diverse Documentary Festival Programming on Tuesday, February 12th from 15:30 to 16:30. Inspired by reflections from our recent think tank, this talk will focus on documentary festivals' measures to achieve greater inclusion in their activities, audiences, and the organisations themselves.

    Registration for High Tea with Experts and Meet the Festivals is now available via DocSalon. To see where IDFA staff will be next, check our Festival Attendance page regularly.


    Festival attendance

    • Until we can travel again, the IDFA team is eagerly participating in various online festivals, markets, and events. In the coming weeks, you can find us virtually at the following events:

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