IDFAcademy during IDFA

    An intensive training program for emerging documentary filmmakers and producers

    Taking place every November during IDFA, IDFAcademy gives emerging international filmmakers the opportunity to meet a broad spectrum of highly esteemed documentary professionals willing to share their knowledge of the industry. This year, IDFAcademy during IDFA will move to an online program in order to best accommodate filmmakers from all over the world.The price for participation in the IDFAcademy program is 125 EUR ex VAT.

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    Program

    During this intensive training program, participants gain up-to-date market knowledge of the documentary industry and learn first-hand 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 program consist of masterclasses of well-known directors and smaller sessions on subjects like outreach and distribution. See the 2019 program.

    Participants

    IDFAcademy is open to directors and producers making their first or second film, who have proven their talent on a national scale and would like to expand their career internationally. Film students are not eligible for IDFAcademy. Although the program is not project-driven, participants should have a project or finished film during their attendance. This ensures that participants are constantly applying the general knowledge and advice to their own documentary during the four day program. See this past year's participants.

    Dates

    The next IDFAcademy will take place online November 19, 20, 23, 24 and 25, 2020 Accreditation form will be online July 1 and the selection will be made mid-October. The deadline for application to IDFAcademy is September 1. For more information about IDFAcademy, please email idfacademy@idfa.nl.

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    IDFA's talent development program is made possible by Creative Europe Media, Dioraphte, VEVAM, Videoland, and NPO Fund.