IDFAcademy during IDFA
An intensive four-day training program for emerging documentary filmmakers and producers
IDFAcademy gives filmmakers the opportunity to meet a broad spectrum of highly esteemed documentary professionals who are willing to share their knowledge of the industry. During the training, the participants gain up-to-date market knowledge of the documentary industry and become street-smart about the current trends in documentary filmmaking. Trends and models in various parts of the world are dealt with to ensure that participants develop a broad view of the sector.
The accreditation form is online from July 1. Deadline for accreditation is September 15.
The IDFAcademy during the festival takes place from Thursday November 15 until Sunday November 18.
IDFAcademy is open to a maximum of 100 participants, who apply with a film that they want to distribute on the world stage, or a project that they would like to produce and/or finance internationally, and eventually distribute. This ensures that participants are constantly applying the general knowledge and advice to their own film or project during the four days.