How to submit your interactive/immersive project for IDFA 2020

    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 info page.

    What we're looking for

    We welcome submissions of interactive and immersive works that range from webdocs, apps, data art and XR projects (e.g. Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality experiences) to multimedia journalism, (video) installations, games, live performances. fulldome and social VR.

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

    For submitting documentary films, please refer to our separate film submission page.

    Submission deadline

    For performances and interactive/immersive new media projects, our new submission deadline is:

    • July 1st, 2020

    Please note that there are different submission deadlines for documentary films. Read more about how to submit your film here.

    How to submit your interactive/immersive project or performance

    Go to MyIDFA (in the section ‘My Entries’) to submit the online entry form and pay the entry fee. Please read the regulations carefully before filling out the entry form. For any questions about the submission process, take a look at our submission FAQs for interactive/immersive projects. If you 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/devices, including MAC, PC, iOS, Android, Steam, Sony Playstation, Xbox, Oculus Rift, Quest and Go, Samsung Gear and HTC Vive Pro. We can also consider projects for Magic Leap, Hololens or any other type of AR headset. For projects using custom hardware, please get in touch.

    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.

    If you are submitting a documentary film, refer to our separate film submission page.

    Read the regulations
    Go to new media/performances entry form


    If your project is selected, we encourage you to provide more accessible formats when possible. We will contact you about whether you have a version available with full English subtitles, Closed Captions and/or Descriptive Sound. For general information, please refer to our accessibility page.

    Closed Captions (CC): Display of text on a screen to provide additional or interpretive information.

    Descriptive Sound (DS): A digitally compatible described narration system for people who are blind and visually impaired with headphones.

    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