Special Friends + support IDFA in a personal way with an annual gift of € 2.500,-
As a Special Friend+ and involved documentary connoisseur, you support a specific goal because you have a special interest in it. With your annual gift of € 2.500, - you support IDFA in a special and personal way. You can support three goals as a Special Friend+.
Help children learn to watch documentaries during IDFA and in the classroom
Children broaden their minds through films. Documentaries teach them to empathize with others and to look critically. During IDFA's educational program, schoolchildren watch documentaries together – often for the first time - about topics such as fake news, children's rights, the impact of social media or living in a modern ‘composed’ family.
Your contribution is used to expand and improve our student program. The program includes teaching material, IDFA School screenings and DocSchool Online, with specially selected documentaries for children that can be viewed in the classroom. There are now 1,500 teachers and 25,000 students who enthusiastically use our educational programs.
With your support we can reach more children, engage in conversation with them and teach them to form and express their opinions.
If you support IDFA Education you will receive, in addition to the basic privileges of the Special Friend+, also:
Support the production of independent and urgent documentaries from non-Western countries
Not everywhere in the world it is easy for filmmakers to make documentaries. Besides a lack of funding, censorship in non-Western countries is often a hindrance and human rights are at stake, making it sometimes even dangerous to expose important issues through documentaries.
The promotion of an independent film culture in these countries is therefore of great importance to IDFA.
With your support to the IDFA Bertha Fund you help create and spread powerful and urgent stories from Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and Eastern Europe in their own country and beyond.
The fund currently supports 30 documentaries every year, while there are 700 applications. With your support we can enable more films with important stories which will open at IDFA. That way important stories are heard in their own country and in the rest of the world, and thanks to documentary and debate we ensure connection.
Your contribution is greatly appreciated and therefore, if you support the IDFA Bertha Fund, you will receive, in addition to the basic privileges of the Special Friend+, also:
The IDFA Bertha Fund started in 1997 and has supported filmmakers who have been nominated for major prizes with their films, such as Sonita (2016, IDFA Audience Award), Five Broken Cameras (2011, IDFA Audience Award, Emmy Award, Oscar nomination) and Of Fathers and Sons (2017, Grand Jury Prize Sundance, Oscar nomination).
Support research, innovation and experiment of new media makers
Since 2007 IDFA has been investigating the effects of the digital revolution on the documentary genre. IDFA's DocLab has grown into one of the world's most important meeting places for digital storytelling, virtual reality and interactive documentary. Every year, DocLab initiates new collaborations between artists, supports the development of new works and investigates new display forms.
This research is costly and requires extra funding to be and continue to be groundbreaking. With your contribution you help new media makers from all over the world to show their innovative work during IDFA. This allows the audience to see, hear, feel and explore for themselves what new developments there are at the interface between documentary and new media.
Your support for IDFA's DocLab is greatly appreciated and therefore you receive in addition to the basic privileges of the Special Friend+, also:
As a thank you for your support, you receive various privileges, depending on which goal you support as Special Friend+. See above for the privileges associated with the individual goals. All Special Friends+ receive in addition:
A gift to IDFA is 125% deductible for taxes thanks to the Gift Law. Moreover, a donation threshold for the deductible amount does not apply to a regular donation that is set for five years. For example, if you fall into the high tax bracket, with a monthly donation of € 2500,- , your tax benefit is € 1277, - per month, which means your net donation amounts to € 1223,- . In the middle scale the net amount is € 1428,-. The government is responsible for the policy regarding tax deductibility and determines whether this will remain so in the future.