Key dates

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

    IDFA
    November 20–December 1
    Film submissions are now open; the deadline is August 1.
    Guest accreditation available from July 1; the deadline is October 10.

    First selection announced: October 1
    Full program announced: October 22

    Ticket sales for Friends of IDFA and accredited guests: November 4
    General ticket sales: November 7
    Awards Ceremony & Documentary Ball: November 27

    IDFA DocLab
    November 20–December 1
    IDFA DocLab project submissions are now open; the deadline is August 1.
    Accreditation available from July 1; the deadline is October 10.

    Key DocLab events: November 22-26
    DocLab Exhibition: November 22 – December 1
    IDFA DocLab Forum: November 24-26

    IDFA Forum
    November 24–27
    IDFA Forum project submissions are now open; the deadline is August 15.
    Accreditation available from July 1; the deadline is October 10.

    Rough Cut Screenings: November 24
    IDFA DocLab Forum: November 24-26
    Project presentations: November 25-27
    One-on-one meetings: November 25-27
    Presentations for children’s documentaries: November 27

    Docs for Sale
    November 22–28
    Docs for Sale film submissions are now open; the deadline is September 15.
    Accreditation available from July 1; the deadline is October 10.

    Rough Cut Screenings: November 24

    IDFAcademy Summer School
    July 1-6
    Entry is now closed.

    IDFAcademy
    November 21–24
    Applications accepted from July 1; the deadline is September 1

    IDFA Bertha Fund
    IBF Europe - Distribution of International Co-productions project submissions are now open; applications are accepted continuously until October 1.