Every year, many journalists come to IDFA, and the festival receives extensive coverage in both Dutch and international media. If you want to cover IDFA, you can request accreditation through MyIDFA. The deadline for accreditation is October 10.

    This page provides you with press materials, the latest press releases and key dates for IDFA 2018. For more information and interview requests, please contact


    Announcing the selection for IDFA 2018

    The IDFA 2018 program will be announced in four batches. At the end of September we will publish the first film selections. Over the course of October the rest of the selections will be announced.  

    September 27
    Helena Třeštíková Retrospective
    Helena Třeštíková Top 10
    Memory of Space
    October 4
    Best of Fests
    IDFA on Stage
    Paradocs: Amsterdam Art Weekend at IDFA
    October 11
    IDFA Competition for Mid-Length Documentary
    IDFA Competition for Short Documentary
    IDFA Competition for Student Documentary
    IDFA Competition for Kids & Docs
    October 18
    IDFA Competition for Feature-Length Documentary
    IDFA Competition for First Appearance
    DocLab Competition for Digital Storytelling
    DocLab Competition for Immersive Non-Fiction
    IDFA Competition for Dutch Documentary
    IDFA Junior
    DocLab: Humanoid Cookbook

    Press material

    A selection of hi-res, copyright-free photographs taken at IDFA 2017 and IDFA 2016 are available through our secure Photoshelter environment.

    Password IDFA 2017: idfa30
    Password IDFA 2016: doc

    Photoshelter IDFA 2017
    Photoshelter IDFA 2016
    Film stills IDFA 2017
    IDFA logo (.jpg)
    IDFA logo (.pdf)
    IDFA logo with festival dates (.jpg)
    IDFA logo with festival dates (.pdf)
    Artistic director Orwa Nyrabia