After another eventful year, we look back at a successful 35th edition of IDFA. Read our annual report here.
When preparing for the festival, we took possible COVID-19 measures and lockdowns into account, but fortunately the emergency scenarios we developed did not prove necessary. IDFA was able to present a festival as usual—with a few minor (online) adjustments—where audiences, professional guests, and students could enjoy documentary films in cinemas, as well as all the other elements that make an in-person festival beautiful and urgent experience. With over 240,000 visits this edition, IDFA was able to report a substantial recovery in the number of visits. The figures have not recovered to the levels reported prior to COVID-19, such as the over 300,000 visits in 2019.