Delegations at IDFA 2018

    Get acquainted with the 15 delegations who visited IDFA 2019. Hailing from all over the world, these professional filmmaker associations come to the festival to network, offer insight into local documentary industries and resources, and discuss possibilities for co-production.

    Balearic Islands, led by Illes Balears Film Commission
    Illes Balears Film Commission intends to consolidate the audiovisual sector of the Balearic Islands as a strategic cultural industry and encourage its production and its projection overseas, as well as promoting the Balearic territory as an attractive location for film production. Our delegation is formed by 5 majorcan production companies (Quindrop, Mosaic, Nova Televisió and La Perifèrica) and the association of Filmmakers of the Balearic Islands (ACIB).

    Brazil, led by Brazilian Content
    Brazilian Content organizes the presence of the Brazilian companies attending IDFA Forum in 2018. Brazilian Content is a project created in 2004 by BRAVI and the Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (Apex-Brasil) to foster the export of audiovisual content made by Brazilian producers and the internationalization of our companies.

    Catalonia, led by Catalan Films & TV
    Catalan Films & TV is the driving force behind the internationalization of the Catalan audiovisual industry, establishing local, national and international connections and promoting the presence of Catalan productions and companies at markets and festivals. This year, two amazing Catalan projects will be present at IDFA Forum and three producers and directors have been selected for IDFA Academy. The Catalan delegation includes 12 production companies, one film festival and one broadcaster.

    Chile, led by Chiledoc with the support of the Chilean Ministry of Culture, Arts and Heritage
    The Chilean delegation comes this year with a group of 13 talented producers and directors. The Chilean delegation’s highlights in IDFA 2018 are the film Los Reyes (Perut + Onovikoff) selected in the feature-length competition, and the project The sky is red, that will take part in IDFAcademy. Additionally we bring 8 interesting projects looking for promotion, commercialization and networking.

    Czech Republic, led by Czech Film Fund
    The Czech Film Fund supports all stages of film production, as well as promotion, distribution and other film-related areas. The Fund also administers production incentives for audio-visual projects made in the Czech Republic. The Czech Film Center, as a division of the Fund, promotes and markets Czech films and the local film industry worldwide. The Czech Film Commission as a division of the Fund promotes the country with its film infrastructure as one of the world's top destinations for audio-visual production. www.filmcenter.cz | www.fondkinematografie.cz

    Japan, led by Tokyo Docs
    Tokyo Docs is a pitching forum from Japanese and Asian filmmakers to present their documentary projects for international co-productions. It is organized by an independent nonprofit organization supported by independent production companies as well as broadcasters, streamers and related government sectors. Since its launch in 2011, over 80 co-produced films have been completed for broadcasting, streaming and theatrical release.

    Italy, led by Doc/it with the support of Italian Trade Agency (ICE), in collaboration with APT
    For the seventh year running, Italy attends with an official delegation of professionals organized by Doc/it, the official association of Italian documentary producers and filmmakers, in cooperation with APT, the trade association representing Italian independent television producers working in fiction, entertainment, animation and documentary. The Italian delegation is supported by the Italian Trade Agency (ICE), the Governmental agency entrusted with promoting trade, business opportunities and industrial co-operation between Italian and foreign companies.

    Mexico, led by the Mexican Film Institute (IMCINE)
    The Mexican Film Institute (IMCINE) is the public agency responsible for boosting the development of the national film industry through the support of production, promotion and distribution of Mexican films.

    The Netherlands, led by Documentary Producers Netherlands (DPN)
    Documentary Producers Netherlands (DPN) is the association of Dutch documentary producers. We represent the majority of Dutch documentary producers and promote their common interests.The Dutch Film Industry has a strong tradition in documentaries and is known for its open attitude towards international co-production.

    Palestine, led by the Palestine Film Institute
    The Palestine Film Institute is proud to bring a delegation of filmmakers working in documentary production on Palestine to IDFA 2018. PFI is an independent film commission, which aims to support the cinematic production in and from Palestine. The institute believes in independent cinema practice as a tool for social change, and works to develop and promote the Palestinian film scene on all levels.

    Serbia, led by Film Center Serbia
    Film Center Serbia (FCS), an institution under the Ministry of Culture, was established with the aim of strategic development of the Serbian film industry. FCS creatively stimulates and administers financial support to Serbian cinema, through competitions for screenplay, project development, film production and minority co-productions, equally for fiction, documentary and animated films. In partnership with Serbian national broadcaster (RTS), FCS helped set up the first regular weekly slots dedicated to independently produced domestic and international documentaries.

    Scotland, led by Scottish Documentary Institute and supported by Screen Scotland
    With support from Screen Scotland, the Scottish Delegation of producers, filmmakers and financiers come to Amsterdam to connect with audiences and the industry, and to promote their films and Scotland as a first-class place for documentary filmmaking and co-production. Screen Scotland is the new dedicated partnership for screen in Scotland. Scottish Documentary Institute (SDI) is an internationally recognized documentary centre based in Edinburgh, Scotland, specialising in documentary training, production and distribution.
    www.scottishdocinstitute.com | www.screen.scot

    South Korea, led by KCA, Rapa and DMZ Docs
    Korean delegation returns again to IDFA 2018! Now, It feels like Amsterdam is another home for Korean filmmakers! This year’s Korean delegation made it happen with the collaboration of 3 agencies, KCA, Rapa and DMZ Docs, which have been supporting to Korean documentary industry. As an important event for Korean delegation, there is a K-Docs Pitching. Projects developed at a workshop in Korea will be presented at the pitching session.
    www.kca.kr / www.rapa.or.kr / www.dmzdocs.com

    USA, led by Chicken & Egg
    Chicken & Egg Pictures is a US-based media organization that supports international women nonfiction filmmakers whose artful and innovative storytelling catalyzes social change. We empower women directors globally from a range of diverse backgrounds and experiences to realize their artistic goals and visions, build sustainable careers, and achieve parity in all areas of the film industry. The Chicken & Egg Pictures Breakthrough Filmmaker Award recognizes and elevates five talented women directors in the US with a $50,000 unrestricted grant and year-long mentorship program.
    www.chickeneggpics.org

    West Africa, led by WeOwnTV
    The West Africa Delegation is composed four filmmaker fellows and two mentors from the WeOwnTV Filmmaker Fellowship: Lawrence Agbetsise (Ghana), Mohamed Tyson Conteh, John Solo (Sierra Leone) and Archie Valentino Thomas (Liberia) and mentors Arthur Pratt (Sierra Leone) and WeOwnTV Executive Director Banker White (USA). WeOwnTV’s mission is to create artistically bold media that explores the critical issues and reinforces a culture of creativity and engagement. The WeOwnTV Fellowship is supported by the Bertha Foundation.