Call for entry: IDFAcademy Summer School 2019

    The annual week-long training program is open to emerging film talent looking to elevate their script or rough cut. The application deadline is March 10, 2019.

    Applications are now being accepted for our annual IDFAcademy Summer School, which returns for its 12th edition July 1-6, 2019 in Amsterdam. The rigorous training program is open to directors making their first or second feature documentary. Under the guidance of experienced tutors, IDFAcademy Summer School supports a total of 16 creative documentary projects: 8 in the script development phase, and 8 in the rough cut phase.

    Past IDFAcademy Summer School tutors include directors Pawel Lozinski, Kim Longinotto, Victor Kossakovsky, and Alan Berliner; cinematographer Ed Lachman; producer Gema Juárez Allen; and editors Ollie Huddleston, Jesper Osmund, and Menno Boerema.

    Recent achievements by Summer School alumni include the premiere of Anbessa (dir. Mo Scarpelli) at this year’s Berlinale, the premiere of A Haunted Past (dir. Fatma Riahi) at IDFA 2018 in the First Appearance competition, and the selection of Home Games (dir. Alisa Kovalenko) for IDFA 2018’s Best of Fests program in addition to receiving support from the IDFA Bertha Fund.

    Read more about IDFAcademy Summer School, then go to the entry form. The application deadline is March 10.

    For an overview of last year’s program, take a look at the video report below.

    IDFAcademy Summer School 2018 video report

    IDFAcademy Summer school is made possible by Dioraphte, Vevam, and Creative Europe Media.

    Video report IDFAcademy Summer School 2018

    • News
    • July 11, 2018
    • The staff

    IDFAcademy Summer School

      IDFAcademy Key Dates

        Tips from former Summer School tutors