Call for applications: IDFA Project Space 2023

    IDFA Project Space is now open for applications! Launched in 2020 by IDFA’s Filmmaker Support department, this innovative talent development program offers first- or second-time documentary directors the opportunity to work on their project with highly esteemed filmmakers and film professionals who are willing to share their knowledge and experience with emerging talent.

    In 2023, the program takes place over four months, from June to September, with two online modules and one in-person week in Amsterdam. Filmmakers will have the chance to engage in a continuous process of growth with a program that flexibly adjusts to their individual needs through individual consultancies, inspirational talks, group mentoring, and more. Apply by February 24, 2023 to be considered.

    Program alumni have included acclaimed films such as All that Breathes, Apolonia, Apolonia, Children of the Mist, Taming the Garden, and Where Are We Headed. Former tutors have included directors Pirjo Honkasalo, Aliona van der Horst, Kim Longinotto, Gianfranco Rosi and Audrius Stonys; editor and director Maya Daisy Hawke; editors Qutaiba Barhamji, Anne Fabini, Ollie Huddleston, Gladys Joujou, and Niels Pagh Andersen; and producer Gema Juárez Allen.

    The program at a glance

    • This is a project-driven program in which participants focus on strengthening the narrative of their documentary film project.
    • The program supports approximately eight projects in the Development & Production section and eight in the Rough Cut section.
    • IDFA Project Space is open to directors making their first or second feature documentary. Film school students are not eligible.
    • The online component of the program, which takes place over one week in June and one week in September, consists of individual or group consultancies and an inspirational program of online group discussions.
    • In July, the in-person part of the program takes place in Amsterdam, where participants spend an intensive week working on their projects with a tutor.
    • The application deadline is February 24, 2022.

    For all details about the program, participant eligibility, application process, selection process, and the entry form, please visit the IDFA Project Space page.

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    IDFA Project Space 2023

    • IDFA Project Space offers first- or second-time directors the opportunity to work on their project with highly esteemed filmmakers and film professionals who are willing to share their knowledge and experience.

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