IDFA Meets is an event series programmed for a new generation of documentary film lovers. Taking place both during the festival and throughout the year, IDFA Meets is curated in collaboration with different partners throughout the city. Every IDFA Meets event includes film screenings plus special programming like panel discussions, musical acts, performances or exhibitions.
Previous IDFA Meets events were Complex Realities with freelance journalist Bo Hannah on the interplay between conflicting identity positions and finding nuance in times of division, and Before Summer Ends with ROEF!, which featured a roof-top screening at NEMO. During the IDFA 2020 festival, Patta and Omroep Zwart curated special IDFA Meets programming as well.