Attend Docs for Sale

    Or subscribe to Docs for Sale Online throughout the year.

    As a central component of IDFA, the biggest documentary film festival in the world, the Docs for Sale market is an unmissable event for buyers, distributors and festival programmers looking for the best creative documentaries for their TV/cinema slot or festival program.

    Do you want to attend Docs for Sale? You can now register for IDFA 2018! Deadline for accreditation is October 10.

    Docs for Sale Online subscription

    TV buyers, distributors and festival programmers can also subscribe to our online viewing services throughout the year. An one-year online viewing subscription costs €150 (excl. 21% VAT). Please read the terms and conditions before filling out the subscription form available in MyIDFA.

    Subscription form


    We want your experience at Docs for Sale, whether it be your first time or your tenth, to be successful and stress-free. Here is an overview of the services we offer during the market.

    Since 2007, Docs for Sale has been located in the building of the Arti and Amicitiae Society. On one side of the Docs for Sale space on the first floor, you will find a large screening room with 60 viewing booths. One the other, there is a meeting place where producers and sales agents can meet potential buyers and make deals or arrange follow-up appointments. On the ground floor you will find the Arti et Amicitiae café where you can get a coffee or some lunch.

    Booth Reservations
    Viewing booths can be booked for a maximum of three consecutive hours. We advise you to make your reservation one day in advance at the information desk. If you are more than 15 minutes late for your viewing, we reserve the right to cancel your reservation.

    Meet the Professionals
    Docs for Sale participants can register for 15-minute meetings with documentary experts who can offer advice on a range of general and specific business issues. Participants can book meetings with sales agents, festival programmers and TV buyers.

    Social Events (Cocktails, Guests Meets Guests, Docs for Sale Happy Hour)
    Every day offers plenty of networking opportunities, including the Docs for Sale Happy Hours, the IDFA-wide Guests Meet Guests events and many cocktail receptions offered by producers, film boards and other institutions. Take a look at the social events in the daily Industry program.

    Industry Office
    The Industry Office offers an extensive program of services, sessions, talks and meetups to inspire our professional festival guests and to keep them up to date on the latest developments in the documentary industry.

    Screening Room
    All accredited guests have the opportunity to reserve a meeting/screening room for small groups of up to 15 people. Reservations can be made at the Industry Desk.