How to submit your interactive/immersive project for IDFA 2021

    On this page, you can find all practical information about submitting your performance or interactive/immersive new media project for the next festival edition. To submit a documentary film, please refer to our separate film submission page.

    What we're looking for

    We are open to all sorts of non-fiction artworks that use emerging media to represent reality, including web experiences, digital art, games, audio experiences, immersive experiences (such as VR/AR/MR, social VR and full-dome films), physical installations, live performances, and immersive theater.

    We also encourage submissions of performances/live projects that combine documentary film elements with music, theater, dance, and/or emerging media.

    Your project submission will be considered for IDFA DocLab, IDFA on Stage, and other program sections that explore different ways of showcasing documentary art.

    How to submit your interactive/immersive project or performance

    • Please read the regulations carefully before filling out the entry form.
    • Go to MyIDFA (in the section ‘My Entries’) to submit the online entry form and pay the entry fee.
    • For any questions about the submission process, take a look at our submission FAQs for interactive/immersive projects.
    • If your question is not answered in the FAQs, get in touch with us.
    • Please provide us with the appropriate viewing materials via a (password-protected) streaming/download link or by uploading supporting documentation.

    We can preview interactive/immersive projects on most platforms and devices such as MAC, PC, iOS, Android, Oculus, VIVE, Steam, PlayStation, Xbox, etc. We can also consider projects made for other platforms, devices, and VR/AR headsets. For projects using custom platforms or devices, please specify what’s required in the online entry form.

    In case of a performance, live event, installation, or for a platform not specified above, please include visual/written documentation. If applicable, please also include a technical rider or instructions on how to install the project.

    For more information about the types of works IDFA can showcase, read about IDFA DocLab and our various program sections such as IDFA on Stage.

    Read the regulations
    Go to new media/performances entry form

    Submission deadline & fees

    Our submission deadline is July 1, 2021 for all performances and interactive/immersive new media projects.

    Please note that there are different submission deadlines for documentary films.

    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 All official partners of the IDFA DocLab R&D Program will receive fee waivers as part of the existing contract.

    Deadline - July 1
    Flat fee for projects
    Student projects


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

    Phone: +31 (0)20 6273329

    If your project is selected, we encourage you to provide more accessible formats for festival visitors with disabilities. We will contact you about how we can present your work in the best and most accessible way.

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