Call for submissions: IDFA Bertha Fund Europe – International Co-production funding scheme

    The IDFA Bertha Fund is now accepting project submissions to the IBF Europe – International Co-production funding scheme. Read more about the grant and apply by April 1, 2021.

    The IBF Europe – International Co-production scheme encourages European producers to participate as co-producer in high-quality documentary projects by filmmakers from Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East, and Eastern Europe. This funding category caters to documentary projects in all stages of production and offers a maximum contribution of €40,000 per project.

    Recent films supported through the IBF Europe – International Co-production category include Radiograph of a Family (dir. Firouzeh Khosrovani), The Earth is Blue as an Orange (dir. Iryna Tsilyk), and Downstream to Kinshasa (dir. Dieudo Hamadi).

    In line with the Fund’s mission, the selection committee will pay particular attention to supporting producers from countries with limited national co-production funding schemes, or from countries that are not yet fully involved in international co-productions.

    Check the complete list of MEDIA sub-program countries and the IBF Europe Country List to see if you and your project are eligible.


    The deadline to submit a project for the upcoming selection round is April 1, 2021. For the regulations, entry form, and submission FAQs, please visit our info page.

    Submit through MyIDFA

    In order to submit a project to the IDFA Bertha Fund, you need a MyIDFA account. With this account, you can then submit entry forms to the IDFA Bertha Fund, as well as to IDFA, IDFAcademy, Docs for Sale, and IDFA Forum. Register for a MyIDFA account here.

    For more information, feel free to contact the team at

    Still: Downstream to Kinshasa, dir. Dieudo Hamadi.

    The IDFA Bertha Fund is supported by Bertha Foundation, Creative Europe Media, JustFilms / Ford Foundation, and Special Friends+.


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    • March 3, 2021
    • The staff

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      IBF Europe: Regulations for International Co-production Support

        Towards a better co-production practice

        • Entering into a co-production is an important decision that opens doors to funding and new partnerships. Yet many producers have also experienced that some of these doors lead to lack of control, issues with cultural differences, and unexpected disagreements about contracts—all at the expense of creativity and the film’s production.

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