Key Dates

    An overview of the 2017 festival dates and deadlines

    IDFA
    November 15–26
    Awards Ceremony & Documentary Ball: Wednesday, November 22
    30th Anniversary Program: November 18-21
    Entry is now open; final deadline is August 1.
    Accreditation opens July 1; the deadline is October 10.

    IDFA DocLab
    Part of the IDFA program; entry and accreditation dates are the same.
    Key DocLab events: November 16-22
    DocLab Exhibition: November 16–26
    DocLab Conference: November 19
    Crossmedia Forum: November 20
    DocLab Academy: see below
    Entry is now open; final deadline is August 1.

    IDFA Forum
    November 20–22
    Rough Cut Screenings: November 19
    Crossmedia Forum: November 20
    Entry is now open; the deadline is August 15.
    Accreditation opens July 1; the deadline is October 10.

    Docs for Sale
    November 17–23
    Rough Cut Screenings: November 19

    Entry is now open; the deadline is September 15.
    Accreditation opens July 1; the deadline is October 10.

    IDFAcademy
    November 16–19
    Application opens July 1; the deadline is September 15.

    DocLab Academy
    November 17-21
    Application opens July 1; the deadline is September 4.

    IDFA Bertha Fund
    Applications for IBF Europe distribution support are accepted and evaluated continuously until October 1.

    IDFAcademy Summer School
    July 3–8
    Read more about this year's participants and tutors.