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 April 1, 2023.
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.
Films that were recently supported in this category include Against the Tide (dir. Sarvnik Kaur), Alis (dir. Clare Weiskopf, Nicolas van Hemelryck), and Pornomelancolía (dir. Manuel Abramovich).
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, 2023. For the regulations, entry form, and submission FAQs, please visit our info page.
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, IDFA Project Space, IDFAcademy, Docs for Sale, and IDFA Forum. Register for a MyIDFA account here. For more information, feel free to contact the team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The IDFA Bertha Fund is supported by Bertha Foundation, Creative Europe Media, JustFilms / Ford Foundation, and IDFA's Special Friends+.