Learn more about accreditation for professionals at IDFA

    After many months apart, we can’t wait to welcome you back to Amsterdam for IDFA 2021. The 34th edition of the festival will take place in person, with films screening in cinemas and industry activities returning to all our familiar locations. We warmly invite all guests to join us, and we hope that many of you will be able to make the trip to IDFA this year. Rest assured, in the event that you cannot travel to Amsterdam due to pandemic-related circumstances, we have prepared a focused online offering. More information about on-site and online passes below.

    Accreditation is now open! Depending on your professional activities in the documentary field and your interest, we offer a variety of accreditations providing access to the festival, markets, and talent development program. Below, you can explore what’s included in each guest pass for IDFA 2021. Be sure to read our guidelines before filling in your accreditation form, and take note: different deadlines apply for accreditation to IDFAcademy and IDFA Forum.

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    Rules and regulations

    Cancellations If you need to cancel, please let us know as soon as possible by e-mailing

    No refund policy For all cancellations received after November 3, IDFA handles a no refund policy.

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

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

    Producers Connection The deadline to apply for the Producers Connection with a project was August 2, and the deadline for independent producers without a project was October 5. All accreditations for the Producers Connection will undergo a selection process.

    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.

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