Get acquainted with the delegations attending IDFA 2020. Coming from all over the world, these professional filmmaker associations attend the festival to network, offer insight into local documentary industries and resources, and discuss possibilities for co-production.
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, Facunda by Marta Romero has been selected in Luminous section, and the projects Angel – Diary of a Planned Death by Fernando Gonzalez and Burn the Cuckoo’s Nest by Jo Sol will be presented at IDFA Forum. The Catalan filmmaker and producer Efthymia Zymvragaki from Gris Medio production will participate in IDFAcademy. The Catalan delegation includes production companies, one film festival, and one broadcaster. Come meet our companies and their projects. Read more about the Catalan delegation at IDFA 2020.
The Chilean delegation comes this year with a group of nine talented producers and directors. This year, we have the honor to come with a project at the Forum directed by emerging and powerful women filmmakers: Maria Jose Díaz and Francisca Silva with the project Ancestral Secret VR. Additionally, you will be able to access interesting projects in a unique Chilean documentary pitch. Finally, you can find new and exciting films at Docs for Sale. Read more about the Chilean delegation at IDFA 2020 here.
CICLIC CENTRE-VAL DE LOIRE is a French institution for funding and supporting audiovisual projects. Strongly supporting international coproduction, CICLIC supports your projects in early-development and development stage, to €80,000, without any obligation of territorial expenses, as long as you are co-producing with our regional producers. This year three producers are attending our regional delegation to IDFA: Come and meet us! Read more about the French delegation led by Ciclic Centre-Val de Loire at IDFA 2020.
The image industry gathers artistic, economic, and attractiveness challenges for our territories; and this year is the most important to maintain networking. That’s why the Région Grand Est (France) is pursuing a volunteer and dynamic policy in favor of cinema and audio-visual sectors. We are pleased to present you our regional delegation composed of four professional representatives involved in international documentary productions. We are delighted to have three documentaries substained by us in selection: Far from You I Grew by Marie Dumora, Gevar’s Land from Qutaiba Barhamji, and Diving Horses by Camille Grosperrin. Read more about the French delegation led by the Région Grand Est at IDFA 2020.
For the ninth year running, Italy attends with an official delegation of professionals organized by ITA - Italian Trade Agency, the Governmental agency that supports the business development of Italian companies abroad and promotes the attraction of foreign investment in Italy, in collaboration with Doc/it, the official association of Italian documentary producers and filmmakers. Find out more about the Italian delegation at IDFA 2020 here.
Tokyo Docs is an international event designed to support the global expansion of documentary projects, including international co-productions. It started in 2011 and we held the 10th edition in November 2020. It provides networking opportunities for documentary filmmakers with domestic and international decision-makers to finance the production of Japanese and Asian documentaries and to support their overseas broadcasting, distribution, screening, and sales.
SEE NL, a collaboration between Eye Filmmuseum and the Netherlands Film Fund & Film Commission, is dedicated to the international promotion of Dutch films, film professionals, and film culture. The Netherlands Audiovisual Producers Alliance (NAPA) offers a joint voice to independent professional producers in disciplines from documentary, feature film, drama series, animation, interactive productions to games. NAPA proudly promotes the common interests of its members and strengthens the production climate and is active in the fields of cultural and media policy, socio-economic policy, financing and copyright. Dutch CORE Media is the sales agent for high quality Dutch and Flemish programs available for TV-channels and other media services around the world. Read more about the Dutch delegation. We kindly invite you to watch the Showreel of Dutch Docs selected for IDFA 2020. Read more about the Dutch delegation at IDFA 2020.
The Palestine Film Institute is the Palestinian structure for funding, preserving, and promoting the cinema of Palestine. It seeks to support film productions from and for Palestine, through providing development and consultancy, increasing accessibility to funding, and connecting film talents and experts. The PFI is rooted in the tradition of committed cinema and the history of using independent film practice as a tool for social change. Read more about the Palestinian delegation at IDFA 2020.
Addressed to film professionals, Polish Docs PRO focuses primarily on the wide-ranging promotion of the Polish documentary film industry at international events. It supports filmmakers and producers in developing their projects by facilitating access to markets, pitching forums, and co‑production meetings; presenting the projects, production models, and co‑production opportunities with Poland; organizing networking meetings; and participating in lectures, panel discussions, workshops, and training sessions. It’s organized in collaboration with DOC LAB POLAND and financially supported by the Polish Film Institute and the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage. Read more about the Polish delegation at IDFA 2020.
The Scottish delegation of producers, filmmakers, and financiers come (virtually!) 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 dedicated partnership for screen in Scotland, Scottish Documentary Institute (SDI) is an internationally recognised documentary center based in Edinburgh, specialising in documentary training, production, and distribution. Read more about the Scottish delegation at IDFA 2020.
Chicken & Egg Pictures is a US-based media organization that supports international women and gender nonconforming documentary directors whose artful and innovative storytelling catalyzes social change. We envision an inclusive media industry in which women and gender nonconforming filmmakers, representing a range of experiences and backgrounds, are fully supported to realize their artistic goals and build fulfilling careers in the documentary film industry. This year we are bringing to IDFA the recipients of the 2020 Chicken & Egg Award, a program that recognizes and elevates six talented and experienced directors with a $50,000 unrestricted grant and year-long mentorship program.
In this challenging year Docudays UA and the Ukrainian State Film Agency are proud to bring the Ukrainian delegation to IDFA 2020. 5 emerging Ukrainian filmmakers will present their new, outstanding projects offering you a good glimpse of the new developments in the Ukrainian creative documentary landscape. The Ukrainian State Film Agency provides state support at all stages of film production, as well as for promotion and distribution of Ukrainian films and co-productions with Ukraine. Docudays UA is the largest documentary festival in Ukraine. Throughout the year the festival team actively works to promote Ukrainian documentaries internationally. Read more about the Ukrainian delegation at IDFA 2020.