Festival attendance

    Meet IDFA staff at film festivals and industry events around the world

    Throughout the year, the IDFA team attends the hottest film festivals, up-and-coming industry platforms, and everything in between.

    Just like in our programming, we seek to connect the world through our travels, with a focus on learning and one-to-one relationship building with filmmakers, producers, and colleagues. Seeing films, meeting talent, and exchanging knowledge are at the heart of our work abroad.

    At the same time, we're keeping an eye on our carbon footprint. We are currently developing a more sustainable travel policy in which we limit our flying, forego unnecessary trips, and explore options for working with local representatives on the ground. It’s about connecting the world, but accepting responsibility, and remaining sharply accountable for our actions.

    So, would you like to meet our staff? Then check this page for an up-to-date listing of the international festivals and industry events where IDFA representatives will be in attendance, either online or in person.

    IDFA Spotlight Awards

    This special award shines the spotlight on talented filmmakers and promising documentary projects. At the following festivals, IDFA representatives will award the filmmaker(s) with an industry prize package that includes travel, accommodation, and accreditation at IDFA 2022; a tailored consultancy within the IDFA industry network; and talent development opportunities through the Filmmaker Support department.

    • Beirut Cinema Platform
    • DocMontevideo
    • Durban FilmMart
    • Mediamorfosis
    • DMZ International Documentary Film Festival

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