Key dates for filmmakers and professionals

    This year marks the 35th edition of the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam. From November 9–20, get ready for a trend-setting program of films, talks, performances, and interactive and immersive projects throughout Amsterdam. For professionals, our markets and industry programming will return in full swing, with plenty of goodies to be announced in the lead-up to the festival. Till then, mark your calendar with these important dates and deadlines to make sure you don't miss a beat.

    IDFA 2022
    Festival dates: November 9–20
    Film submissions open: March 10
    First deadline for film submissions: May 5
    Final deadline for film submissions: July 14
    Accreditation opens: July 1
    Accreditation deadline: October 1

    IDFA Forum
    Market dates: November 12–16
    Submissions open: June 13
    Submission deadline: August 1
    Accreditation opens: July 1
    Observer accreditation deadline: October 1

    IDFA DocLab Forum
    Market dates: November 13–16
    Submissions open: June 13
    Submission deadline: August 1
    Accreditation opens: July 1
    Observer accreditation deadline: October 1

    Docs for Sale
    Market dates: November 11–16
    Submissions open: June 13
    Submission deadline: September 8
    Accreditation opens: July 1
    Accreditation deadline: October 1

    IDFAcademy
    IDFA Project Space application deadline: March 20
    IDFAcademy during IDFA applications open: July 1
    IDFAcademy during IDFA application deadline: August 25
    IDFAcademy during IDFA program dates: November 10–13

    IDFA Bertha Fund
    NFF+IBF Co-Production Scheme submission deadline: March 1
    IBF Europe - International Co-production submission deadline: 22 June
    IBF Classic submission deadlines: June 10

    IDFA DocLab
    Festival dates: November 11-20
    Open Call for Festival Commissions launches: March 3
    Deadline for Festival Commission proposals: March 25
    Festival submissions open: March 10
    Deadline for festival submissions: June 28
    Accreditation opens: July 1

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