Workshops and training programs for emerging filmmakers

    To stimulate new talent and high level documentary production, IDFAcademy organizes year-round training programs for emerging filmmakers. IDFA Project Space, IDFAcademy during IDFA, and IDFAcademy Summer School are aimed at international participants, while the ZappDoc LAB and the IDFAcademy & NPO Fund Workshop are open to Dutch-speaking participants. For international talent in the field of documentary storytelling and interactive media, DocLab Academy offers a five-day program in November during IDFA.

    Read more details about the programs below.
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    IDFA's talent development program is made possible by Creative Europe Media, Dioraphte, VEVAM, Videoland, and NPO Fund.