Help make the IDFA Cinema a reality!

    IDFA is getting its very own home in the city’s iconic Vondelpark. Will you help us with a donation towards the furnishings and technology of the cinema?

    From dream to cinema

    IDFA has been looking for a suitable new office location, together with the Municipality of Amsterdam, for years. A year ago today, we were asked whether we’d be interested in moving into the Vondelpark Pavilion. We didn’t need to think twice! This was the opportunity to realize a dormant but long-cherished dream: Next to a new office space, the opportunity to make our own IDFA Cinema a reality! A space where we can offer audiences, professionals, and school children an IDFA program all year round.

    The perfect next step to further actualize our ambitions of developing beyond an annual festival and establishing IDFA as an institute for creative documentary film—which includes a fund, talent programs, two documentary markets, an R&D Lab, and an educational department. And finally, a wonderful opportunity to bring back film to the historic former site of the Filmmuseum. After an exciting pitch, our concept was selected!

    Now, we find ourselves a year down the line. We have developed plans, sought and found partners, brainstormed about programs, and conducted negotiations. Architects have made and modified designs and contractors have put together estimates and quotes. Founding partner Fonds 21 Extra committed to supporting our plans from the get-go, and promising conversations have been had with other partners who warmed to our ideas. Now it’s time for the next step. Because we believe in our plans and know others share our enthusiasm. That’s why we started a crowdfunding campaign to launch the IDFA Cinema.

    It’s almost time to start with our renovations in December – and then open the doors to our new IDFA Cinema in May 2023. We hope we can transform our vision into a reality: A space dedicated to creative documentary film for filmmakers, loyal friends, and new audiences. Embark on this adventure with us and support us in writing this new chapter in IDFA’s history.

    Help us by donating now!

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