Entry forms will be online between six to eight weeks before the deadline. All fields of the entry form are mandatory and the entry form cannot be submitted without filling in all details. All information must be provided in English.
All steps must be completed by the day of the deadline. If you are struggling while writing your proposal, read our tips for writing a proposal.
A pre-selection committee will evaluate all submissions and will make a pre-selection within 20 days after the deadline. The applicants of the pre-selected projects will receive a more extensive application form, which must be completed and returned within a week. If applicants do not comply with this requirement, projects will be automatically rejected.
The pre-selection form includes among other things an extensive budget, finance plan and production schedule. These applications will then be sent to the final selection committee, whose findings will be announced two months after the deadline.
The IDFA Bertha Fund is supported by Bertha Foundation, Creative Europe Media, JustFilms / Ford Foundation, Open Society Foundations, Netherlands Film Fund, ASN Foundation and Special Friends+.