Checklist for IBF Europe Entry

    The entry form for IBF Europe Co-production support will be online one month before the deadline. The submission deadline is 1 April 2023.

    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.

    Please note:

    • The entry form will log out automatically when not used for 2 hours. Please be sure to save the form if you are not able to finish it within this time period.
    • If you press 'next' in the entry form it will save the previous page of your entry, and you can come back later to it. Also at the end of the form you have the choice to save it all or submit right away.

    IBF Europe Co-production – How to proceed

    • Read the Regulations to see if your project meets the basic criteria.
    • Complete an entry form in MyIDFA. The entry form includes
      • the basic details of the project
      • list of crew members
      • logline (max 50 words)
      • synopsis (max 400 words)
      • project description (max 2,000 words), which should include: story structure, character description and artistic approach.
      • topic summary/motivation (max 1,000 words)
      • biography and filmography of the director
      • biography and filmography of all producers and production companies attached to the project, including an overview of the applicant producer's co-producing experience
      • link to audiovisual materials (trailer, demo, edited sequence)
      • paragraph from the applying producer explaining their involvement in the project
      • paragraph explaining the co-production structure
      • distribution strategy
      • production schedule
    • Upload the following documents in your entry form:
      • a complete production budget and finance plan, indicating the status of other funding sources; this Excel sheet is also available in the entry form
      • a signed co-production agreement
      • an extract of registration (no older than six months), clearly indicating the applicant's company's name, the address of its head office, its year of establishment, and ownership
    • Post audiovisual material from the project on Vimeo or YouTube. This could be a trailer, an edited sequence or an introduction to the subject or subjects and has to have a minimum length of 3 minutes.
      • If the project is in the post-production phase it is recommended to send an edited sequence or rough cut with a length of 20 minutes.
      • The video must be in English or have English subtitles.
      • All videos must remain online for at least three months following the deadline.
      • Fill out the link in the entry form OR send the link to idfaberthafund@idfa.nl.


    The IDFA Bertha Fund is supported by Bertha Foundation, Creative Europe Media, JustFilms / Ford Foundation, and Special Friends+.

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