How to submit your documentary film for IDFA 2022

    We are now accepting film submissions for IDFA 2022. If you are submitting a performance or interactive/immersive project, please refer to our project submission page.

    How to submit your film

    • Please read the regulations carefully.
    • Go to MyIDFA (in the section ‘My Entries’) to submit the online entry form and pay the entry fee.
    • For any questions about the film submission process, take a look at our film submission FAQs.
    • If your question is not answered in the FAQs, get in touch with us.
    Read the regulations

    Submission deadlines & fees

    The deadlines for all film and project submissions for IDFA 2022 are May 5 and July 14.

    To complete the submission process, it is required to fill out our online entry form and complete payment of the entry fee. If the main country (or countries) of production is on the IBF country list, your entry is eligible for a fee waiver, which can be requested by writing to

    Early deadline - May 5
    Films 40 minutes or longer
    Films shorter than 40 minutes
    Student films
    Final deadline - July 14
    Films 40 minutes or longer
    Films shorter than 40 minutes
    Student films


    If you require assistance submitting your film because you are a filmmaker with a disability, or you experience language barriers in the submission process, get in touch with us:

    Phone: +31 (0)20 6273329

    To all filmmakers: If your film is selected, we encourage you to provide more accessible film formats when possible. Your contact at the Program department will get in touch about whether you have a version available with English subtitles, closed captions, and/or audio descriptions. For more information, please refer to the closed captions and audio descriptions guidelines from the Audiovisual Accessibility Foundation (SAVT), which IDFA has partnered with since 2019. If your film is selected and you haven’t been able to produce these files yet, SAVT can help you get started.

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