IDFA 2023 festival submissions

    Festival submissions are now open! For all important information and deadlines, read the overview below. The 36th edition of the festival takes place November 8–19, 2023.

    All submissions will be reviewed thoroughly and carefully by our team of international selectors. These experts from around the world join in the discussion that leads up to IDFA’s final selection. The selection process is overseen by IDFA’s artistic director.

    Before you submit your film or project, please be sure to read the regulations thoroughly, as well as the FAQ for film submissions or interactive/immersive project submissions. Submitting your work implies that you have read and accepted all entry regulations.

    Submission deadlines

    Early deadline for films
    April 13
    Second deadline for films
    June 1
    Deadline for immersive/interactive projects and performances
    June 27
    Final deadline for films
    July 13

    For more information about the festival program structure, explore the overview of program sections and awards.

    About IDFA

    IDFA is the leading festival for the art of documentary film and new media. Every November, the festival presents a trend-setting program of 250 selected titles in six competitions, several thematic sections, a physical exhibition, and a range of live performances. The twelve-day event annually welcomes some 295,000 visits, 3,000 professionals, and 40,000 students to Amsterdam, making it the largest and most influential documentary film festival in the world.

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