Call for submissions: IDFA Bertha Fund Europe – Minority Co-production

    The IDFA Bertha Fund is now accepting project submissions to the IBF Europe – Minority Co-production funding scheme. Read more about the grant program and apply by June 22, 2022.

    With this call, the Fund seeks to encourage European producers to participate as a minority co-producer in high-quality feature-length documentary projects by filmmakers from Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, Latin America, the Caribbean, and Oceania. IBF Europe – Minority Co-production caters to documentary projects in all stages of production, offering a maximum contribution of €40,000 per project.

    Recently supported films in this category include the above-pictured Alis (dir. Clare Weiskopf and Nicolas van Hemelryck), The Last Shelter (dir. Ousmane Samassekou), and Our Memory Belongs to Us (dir. Rami Farah).

    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.

    Important changes in 2022

    Submission regulations remain identical to previous years, except for two important changes we'd like to draw your attention to.

    • Minority co-production support: As of 2022, the IDFA Bertha Fund’s co-production scheme is turning into a minority co-production scheme. This means that the co-producer applying for funding (from a country participating in the MEDIA sub-program) can only be a minority producer on the project.
    • Eurimages: As of 2022, the restrictions that limited the participation of Eurimages members in projects have been lifted; Eurimages members are now welcome to submit a project. An eligible co-production structure must consist of one co-producer (the applicant) from a country participating in the MEDIA sub-program and one co-producer from a country on the IBF Europe country list (that is not participating in the MEDIA sub-program).

    As always, be sure to 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 June 22, 2022. 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


    IBF Europe: Regulations for Minority Co-production Support

      Submit your project to the IDFA Bertha Fund

        This website uses cookies.

        By using cookies we can measure how our site is used, how it can be further improved and to personalize the content of online advertisements.

         here everything about our cookie policy. If you choose to decline, we only place functional and analytical cookies