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