Since June 2020, we are delighted to offer a new year-round talent development program, IDFA Project Space.
The second year of IDFA Project Space begins in spring 2021 and continues until the festival in November. The core of the program consists of individual consultancies tailored to the projects' needs and creative development.
Scheduled flexibly from April to October, five or six of these consultancies will match project teams with a tutor (an experienced filmmaker, producer, or editor). An additional tutor can be brought on when needed.
Additionally, monthly group sessions, approximately four plenary sessions, and an inspirational program before and after summer are all part of the program. Whereas the core consultancies are geared towards creative development, these larger sessions will focus more on market orientation, in addition to broader inspiration.
Throughout this period, networking with fellow filmmakers, exchanging experiences, and gathering project feedback are some of the key components to help talents get to the next stage with their project, and support them in their all-around development.
In place of an open call that invites submissions from a new cohort of talents, our program in 2021 will focus on our alumni who we can support more readily: filmmakers who have already found their way to us through IDFAcademy, the IDFA Bertha Fund, or the festival, and who need further support in their creative development. Projects should be in the development/script stage or the editing stage.