Sneak peek: IDFA 2018 Industry Program

    With IDFA 2018 fast approaching, the Industry program is ramping up to be more enriching than ever. From thought-provoking Industry Talks to border-breaking round table meetings, this year's program reflects the dynamic shifts currently seen on the global documentary stage. Expect some exciting developments from IDFA’s Industry events, both returning and new: Docs for Sale, IDFA Forum, IDFAcademy, and the DocLab Interactive conference are all back in full force, alongside a new slate of Industry Talks, sessions, consultancies, and meetups. Take a first look at the upcoming program, and start planning your visit to IDFA 2018. Last but not least, keep your eyes peeled for the full Industry program in mid-October.

    Global film heritage: who decides?

    Who decides what films get preserved? And on what grounds? This exclusive Industry Talk tackles the complex role of restoration and preservation in the documentary industry, and features expert guests Giovanna Fossati (Professor of Film Heritage & Digital Film Culture at UvA and Chief Curator at EYE) and Nikolai Izvolov (film historian at the Moscow Film Museum). Come see the Talk, and then check out the IDFA 2018 world premiere of the first feature-length documentary known to us today, the newly restored and never before seen The Anniversary of the Revolution by Dziga Vertov.

    Monday, November 19, 12:00-13:30

    Industry Talk on SVoD platforms

    Our documentary industry is going through major changes that we, the documentary community, need to discuss. Between new (EU) regulations and the influential demand of streaming giants, are we facing a great new opportunity or losing one?

    Date to be announced.

    DocLab Interactive Conference

    This year’s annual DocLab Interactive Conference takes place on Saturday, November 17. Presented as part of the IDFA 2018 focus program Humanoid Cookbook, this event brings together leading artists, digital pioneers, and thinkers for a full day of inspiring presentations, visions of the future and audience experiments. Please note that the day has shifted from Sunday to Saturday.

    Saturday, November 17.

    IDFA Producers Network

    East meets west and north meets south at the Producers Network, one of IDFA 2018’s key industry events. Taking place on November 17, the Producers Network is the subscription-based round table event and networking lunch where producers meet, connect, and collaborate with co-production partners, in addition to securing more info about co-production possibilities around the world.

    Saturday, November 17.