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 with up to €7,500 and €25,000 per project respectively. Additionally, 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, 2023.

    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)

    Please note: the temporary eligibility of projects from Brazil and Mexico no longer applies for Production & Post-production Support. Projects from these two countries are, however, still eligible for Project Development Support.

    Submit through MyIDFA

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

    Find all regulations, FAQs, and the entry form here. For more information, feel free to contact us at

    Pictured on top: Queendom by Agniia Galdanova.

    The IDFA Bertha Fund is supported by Bertha Foundation, Creative Europe Media, JustFilms / Ford Foundation, Open Society Foundations, Netherlands Film Fund, ASN Foundation, and Special Friends+.


    IBF Classic: Regulations for Documentary Projects

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