Key dates for filmmakers and professionals

    Can't wait for IDFA 2021? Mark your calendar with these important dates for filmmakers and industry professionals to make sure you don't miss a beat.

    IDFA 2021
    Festival dates: November 17-28
    Accreditation opens: July 1
    Festival schedule published: November 1
    Tickets open up for accredited guests: November 1

    IDFA Forum
    Market dates: November 20-26
    Project submissions open: June 22
    Project submissions deadline: August 2
    Producers Connection: November 20-21
    Rough Cut Presentations: November 21
    Pitches: November 22-24
    In-person meetings for Pitches and Rough Cuts: November 22-24
    Online meetings for Pitches and Rough Cuts: November 25-26

    IDFA DocLab Forum
    Market dates: November 21-24
    Project submissions open: June 22
    Project submissions deadline: August 2
    Presentations & pitches: November 21-24
    In-person meetings: November 22-24
    Online meetings: November 25-26

    Docs for Sale
    Market dates: November 19-25
    Film submissions open: June 22
    Film submissions deadline: September 15
    In-person meetings: To be announced
    Online meetings: November 25-26

    IDFAcademy during IDFA
    Program dates: November 18-21
    Accreditation opens: July 1
    Accreditation deadline: September 1
    Karen de Bok Talent Award handed out: November 18

    IDFA Bertha Fund
    NFF+IBF Co-Production Scheme submission deadline: TBA
    IBF Europe - International Co-production submission deadline: TBA
    IBF Classic submission deadlines: December 10 & June 10, 2022
    IBF Europe - Distribution: submissions accepted continuously until October 1, 2022

    IDFA DocLab
    IDFA DocLab Opening Night: November 19
    IDFA DocLab Exhibition: November 19-28
    IDFA DocLab Forum: November 21-26
    IDFA DocLab Interactive Conference: Spread over different events and performances throughout the festival
    IDFA R&D Summit: November 21-22

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