Accreditation

    Learn more about accreditation at IDFA

    Depending on your professional activities in the documentary field and your interest, 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.

    Accreditation is available from July 1. Please take careful note of our guidelines below before filling in our accreditation form. The deadline for accreditation for film professionals is October 10. Late entry fees may apply. Please note that different deadlines apply for application to the IDFAcademy program and IDFA Forum.

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    Rules and regulations 2019

    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 Light Pass registered after October 10 incur a price increase of €20.

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

    No refund policy
    For all cancellations received after November 6th, IDFA handles a no refund policy.

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

    Forum Observers
    The deadline to apply for an observer seat is October 10th. All observer accreditations will undergo a selection process due to limited seats.

    Copyright
    The applicant will guarantee to have secured clearance from the copyright holders of any copyrighted materials included within the submitted accreditation for all purposes for which the material will be used, including the online Guest List, printed passes and printed/online festival related information guides. The applicant will guarantee to hold IDFA harmless from any claims from copyright holders in relation to use of the submitted material. IDFA reserves the right to disqualify any accreditation with unauthorized inclusion of copyrighted materials.

    Festival Pass

    €250 excl. 9% VAT / for accreditations after October 10: €270 excl. 9% VAT

    This pass gives access to

    • Up to 20 free tickets for all regular IDFA screenings and events
    • After 20 tickets, a discount of €3.00 applies to the regular ticket price
    • 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 27
    • company profiles, strand profiles, biographies and contact information of accredited guests through our online guest list

    Festival Light Pass

    €130 excl. 9% VAT / for accreditations after October 10: €150 excl. 9% VAT

    This pass gives access to:

    • a €3.00 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 27
    • company profiles, strand profiles, biographies and contact information of accredited guests through our online guest list

    Press Pass

    €50 excl. 9% 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 27
    • company profiles, strand profiles, biographies and contact information of accredited guests through our online guest list

    IDFAcademy Pass

    €230 excl. 9% 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 1.

    This pass gives access to:

    • the official IDFAcademy program, held November 21-24
    • Up to 20 free tickets for all regular IDFA screenings and events
    • After 20 tickets, a discount of €3.00 applies to the regular ticket price
    • 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 27
    • company profiles, strand profiles, biographies and contact information of accredited guests through our online guest list

    IDFA Forum Pass

    €360 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 four-day IDFA Forum for co-financing international documentaries, held November 24-27
    • the IDFA Forum opening reception on November 24
    • the IDFA Forum lunches during the IDFA Forum days
    • Up to 20 free tickets for all regular IDFA screenings and events
    • After 20 tickets, a discount of €3.00 applies to the regular ticket price
    • 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 27
    • company profiles, strand profiles, biographies and contact information of accredited guests through our online guest list

    Docs for Sale Acquisition Pass

    €160,- 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 2019 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 27
    • company profiles, strand profiles, biographies and contact information of accredited guests through our online guest list

    Docs for Sale Participant Pass

    One pass is included in the entry fee of a representative (producer, director, or sales agent) from the film selected for Docs for Sale. Additional Docs for Sale Participant Passes can be purchased for €70 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 27
    • company profiles, strand profiles, biographies and contact information of accredited guests through our online guest list