Become a Friend of IDFA

    From €3 per month you can become a Friend of IDFA.

    IDFA presents an international program of documentary films that includes premieres, in-depth talks and debates, online screenings, and experiments with new documentary forms. All of this is possible thanks to your support as a donor.

    Together, we believe in the power of documentary film. In creative documentaries that deepen, reveal, and inspire. In documentaries that bring people closer together. And in documentaries that are a catalyst for change.

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    In appreciation of your support, we give you:

    • Early-bird access to festival ticket sales (on sale early November), as well as to special programs such as the Volkskrant Day (on sale late September and late October).
    • 1 free ticket to the Friends screening during the festival, where you will watch one of the top films of the year. Get a second free ticket for a monthly donation of €9.
    • 2 discounted tickets to the IDFA Specials in spring and autumn.
    • First access to the IDFA Program Magazine, sent straight to your doorstep
    • The Friends newsletter, sent six times a year, that contains film tips, special deals, and more

    One-time donation

    Prefer not to donate through a direct debit transaction? No problem. You can also make a one-time donation. If you donate an amount of € 36 or more, you will enjoy all Friends benefits throughout the year.

    Make a one-off donation

    Giving is advantageous

    According to the law, a gift to IDFA is 125% deductible for taxes. Moreover, the donation threshold for the deductible amount does not apply to a regular donation that recurs for five years. For example, if you fall into a high tax bracket, with a monthly donation of € 9 your tax benefit is € 6 per month, which means your net donation amounts to only € 3 per month. In the lowest and middle tax brackets, the net amount is approximately € 4,50. Please note: the government is responsible for the policy regarding tax deductions and determines whether this will remain so in the future.

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    More information

    For more information or to apply, please contact Marloes Janssen at or call 020-2620824.

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