Key dates

    Mark your calendars with these important dates and deadlines for filmmakers and film professionals.

    IDFA 2020
    November 18-29
    Festival submissions are now open. This year's deadlines are:

    • May 1 – for all films completed between August 1, 2019 and April 30, 2020
    • July 1 – for all performances and interactive/immersive new media projects
    • August 1 – for all films completed after April 30, 2020

    IDFA DocLab 2020
    November 18-29
    DocLab festival submissions deadline: July 1

    IDFA Bertha Fund 2020
    IDFA Bertha Fund Europe Co-production submission deadline: April 1
    IDFA Bertha Fund Classic submission deadline: June 10 & December 10
    IDFA Bertha Fund Europe Distribution: submissions accepted until October 1
    NFF+IBF Co-Production Scheme submission deadline: March 3

    IDFA Forum 2020
    November 22–25
    Updated rules and regulations available: early May
    Entry form available: June 1
    Submission deadline: August 1

    IDFAcademy during IDFA 2020
    November 19–22
    Application deadline: September 1

    Docs for Sale 2020
    November 20–26
    Submission deadline: September 15

    IDFAcademy Summer School 2020
    June 29–July 4
    Applications are now closed.