Accreditation

    Film professionals can apply for accreditation to IDFA 2017 until October 10.

    Accreditation for IDFA 2017 is now open. Depending on your professional activities in the documentary field, IDFA offers a variety of passes providing access to the festival, IDFA’s markets Docs for Sale and IDFA Forum as well as the IDFAcademy program.

    Please take careful note of our guidelines below before filling in your accreditation form. The deadline for accreditation is October 10. Please note that different deadlines apply for application to the IDFAcademy and DocLab Academy programs.

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    Accreditation Guidelines

    There are different accreditation forms for the various passes. After July 1, you can find all forms through the Accreditations section when logged in to MyIDFA. Our Guest Services department will confirm whether you are eligible for the pass you have requested and send an invoice for any fees that you may incur. 

    Please note that existing MyIDFA accounts have been migrated to our new website, but for security reasons all passwords need to be reset. Existing users can set a new password through the 'forgot password' functionality during login.

    Please submit the completed accreditation form and upload a digital passport-size photo (JPG) in the upload section of MyIDFA. This photo will be used for your festival pass and for the online guest list.

    Late registration
    The official deadline for accreditation is October 10. Registration is still possible after this date; however, the processing of your forms as well as your listing on our online guest list may be delayed. Additionally, accreditations for a Festival Pass or Festival Pass Light registered after October 10 incur an additional Late Entry Fee of €20. 

    Cancellations
    If you need to cancel, please notify us as soon as possible. If you need to cancel, please send an e-mail to guestservices@idfa.nl. For further information, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

    Discounts
    Members of various documentary organizations may be eligible for discounts. They will be contacted by the organizations about procedures to follow.

    Festival Pass

    €240 excl. 6% VAT / for accreditations after October 10: €260 excl. 6% VAT

    This pass gives access to

    • all regular IDFA screenings and events (with a free ticket); 
    • all industry screenings (no ticket needed: first come, first served);
    • the industry program and services of the Industry Office;
    • the daily Guests Meet Guests drinks;
    • the Awards Ceremony and Documentary Ball on Wednesday, November 22;
    • company profiles, strand profiles, biographies and contact information of accredited guests through our online guest list.

    Festival Pass Light

    €125 excl. 6% VAT  / for accreditations after October 10: €145 excl. 6% VAT

    This pass gives access to:

    • a €2.50 discount on tickets for all regular IDFA screenings and events (one ticket per screening per pass);
    • all industry screenings (no ticket needed: first come, first served);
    • the industry program and services of the Industry Office;
    • the daily Guests Meet Guests drinks;
    • the Documentary Ball on Wednesday, November 22;
    • company profiles, strand profiles, biographies and contact information of accredited guests through our online guest list.

    Press Pass

    €50 excl. 6% VAT

    This pass gives access to:

    • all regular IDFA screenings and events (with a free ticket);
    • all industry screenings (no ticket needed: first come, first served);
    • the press viewing booths at Docs for Sale
    • the industry program and services of the Industry Office;
    • the daily Guests Meet Guests drinks;
    • the Awards Ceremony and Documentary Ball on Wednesday, November 22;
    • company profiles, strand profiles, biographies and contact information of accredited guests through our online guest list.

    IDFAcademy Pass

    €230 excl. 6% VAT

    IDFAcademy is open to emerging filmmakers and producers, with a maximum of 100 participants. Selection will be based on the information you provide and will be made mid October. The deadline for application to IDFAcademy is September 15.

    This pass gives access to:

    • the official IDFAcademy program, held November 16-19;
    • all regular IDFA screenings and events (with a free ticket);
    • all industry screenings (no ticket needed: first come, first served);
    • the industry program and services of the Industry Office;
    • the daily Guests Meet Guests drinks;
    • the Awards Ceremony and Documentary Ball on Wednesday, November 22;
    • company profiles, strand profiles, biographies and contact information of accredited guests through our online guest list.

    DocLab Academy Pass

    DocLab Academy is an international program for new talent in the field of documentary storytelling and interactive media. Selection will be based on the information you provide. The deadline for application to DocLab Academy is September 4.

    This pass gives access to:

    • the official DocLab Academy program, which will be held November 17-21;
    • all regular IDFA screenings and events (with a free ticket);
    • all industry screenings (no ticket needed: first come, first served);
    • the industry program and services of the Industry Office;
    • the daily Guests Meet Guests drinks;
    • the Awards Ceremony and Documentary Ball on Wednesday, November 22;
    • company profiles, strand profiles, biographies and contact information of accredited guests through our online guest list.

    IDFA Forum Pass

    €350 excl. 21% VAT

    Due to high demand, the number of participants is limited to one participant per production company. All observer accreditations will undergo a selection process. Please check Attend IDFA Forum to see if you are eligible for accreditation.

    This pass gives access to:

    • the three-day IDFA Forum for co-financing international documentaries, held November 20-22;
    • the IDFA Forum opening reception on November 19;
    • the IDFA Forum lunches during the IDFA Forum days;
    • all regular IDFA screenings and events (with a free ticket);
    • all industry screenings (no ticket needed: first come, first served);
    • the industry program and services of the Industry Office;
    • the daily Guests Meet Guests drinks;
    • the daily Docs for Sale Happy Hour;
    • the Awards Ceremony and Documentary Ball on Wednesday, November 22;
    • company profiles, strand profiles, biographies and contact information of accredited guests through our online guest list.

    Docs for Sale Acquisition Pass

    €150,- excl. 21% VAT

    This pass gives access to:

    • the viewing booths at Docs for Sale (reservation is necessary), which include the full Docs for Sale 2017 catalogue;
    • a one-year subscription to the Docs for Sale online catalogue;
    • the Docs for Sale lobby;
    • the daily Docs for Sale Happy Hour;
    • all industry screenings (no ticket needed: first come, first served);
    • the industry program and services of the Industry Office;
    • the daily Guests Meet Guests drinks;
    • the Awards Ceremony and Documentary Ball on Wednesday, November 22;
    • company profiles, strand profiles, biographies and contact information of accredited guests through our online guest list.

    Docs for Sale Participant Pass

    Available free of charge to one representative (producer, director or sales agent) of a film selected for Docs for Sale. Additional Docs for Sale Participant Passes can be purchased for €65 excl. 21% VAT.

    This pass gives access to:

    • the Docs for Sale lobby;
    • the services of the Meet the Pros meetings;
    • the daily Docs for Sale Happy Hour; 
    • the industry program and services of the Industry Office;
    • the daily Guests Meet Guests drinks;
    • the Documentary Ball on Wednesday, November 22;
    • company profiles, strand profiles, biographies and contact information of accredited guests through our online guest list.