Call for submissions: IDFA Bertha Fund Classic

    The IDFA Bertha Fund is now accepting submissions for IBF Classic, the flagship grant program that supports documentary projects in development or (post-)production. As announced late last year, the Fund is pleased to offer increased amounts to selected filmmakers from now on, with maximum contributions of €7,500 for development support and €25,000 for production support per project. In addition to funding, selected filmmakers will receive tailored support from IDFA’s Filmmaker Support department and opportunities for connecting with IDFA’s professional network year-round. The submission deadline is June 10, 2022.

    For this funding scheme, the Fund looks forward to receiving a new slate of creative documentary projects that use a strong visual approach to tell compelling stories and have the potential to reach a global audience. Documentary projects must be from Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, Latin America, or the Caribbean to be considered (see the IBF Classic Country List).

    Eligible filmmakers can submit their documentary project in one of two categories:

    • Project development support (maximum contribution €7,500 per project)
    • Production & post-production support (maximum contribution €25,000 per project)


    The deadline to submit a project for the upcoming selection round is June 10, 2022. For the regulations, the online entry form, and submission FAQs, click here.

    Submit through MyIDFA

    In order to submit a project to the IDFA Bertha Fund, you need a MyIDFA account. Register for one here.

    For more information, feel free to contact us at

    Pictured on top: Niñxs by Kani Lapuerta, supported via IBF Classic – Development in 2021.

    The IDFA Bertha Fund is supported by Bertha Foundation, Creative Europe Media, the Netherlands Film Fund, and Special Friends+.


    The IDFA Bertha Fund to support more projects with higher amounts through IBF Classic

    • News
    • November 10, 2021
    • The staff

    Submit your project to the IDFA Bertha Fund

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