Key Dates

    An overview of the 2017 festival dates and deadlines

    IDFA
    November 15–26
    Awards Ceremony & Documentary Ball: November 22
    30th Anniversary Program: November 18-21
    Accreditation is now open; the deadline is October 10.
    Information on this year's theme programs will be announced from September. The full program will be announced in early November.

    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
    Accreditation is now open; the deadline is October 10.

    IDFA Forum
    November 20–22
    Rough Cut Screenings: November 19
    Crossmedia Forum: November 20
    Accreditation is now open; the deadline is October 10.

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

    Accreditation is now open; the deadline is October 10.

    IDFAcademy
    November 16–19

    DocLab Academy
    November 17-21

    IDFA Bertha Fund
    Applications for IBF Europe distribution support are accepted and evaluated continuously until October 31.