IDFA Forum closed for project submissions on August 1st. This year we are putting extra attention on driving, connecting and supporting the international documentary film industry through every means available. Current distancing and crowd limitations mean that the Forum will take place online, ensuring that accredited guests all over the world can participate. Nevertheless, guests who can travel in November will be welcome to watch films in cinemas and participate in industry activities in Amsterdam. We look forward to receiving your work.
Scroll down for more information about submitting to IDFA Forum, including entry regulations, eligibility and practical info for Round Table Pitches and Rough Cut Presentations, selection regulations, fees, and our checklist and FAQ.
1. Producers with new documentary projects (one-offs and series) looking for co-producers, funds, television and platform commissions, distribution, or a combination of these, are encouraged to submit. We are specifically looking for artistic and innovative ways of storytelling and cutting-edge stories. Projects (also) aiming for cinema release are importunately invited to submit. Documentaries in the realm of arts and culture as well as those made for children aged 9-12 are also invited to submit their projects. Additionally, for this year's online Forum we also encourage you to submit projects that were pitched at a (digital) market in 2020.
2. Immersive/interactive new media projects in all stages of production. The IDFA DocLab Forum is open to all sorts of formats that tell a documentary story or explore unknown realities, including web docs, virtual reality, artificial intelligence, physical installations, multimedia journalism, and live performances. Artists looking for co-producers, creative input, and financing possibilities are invited to submit. Additionally, for this year's online DocLab Forum we also encourage you to submit projects that were pitched at a (digital) market in 2020.
All projects undergo a stringent selection process. Only projects that have been submitted according to the IDFA Forum entry regulations below will be considered.
Fees for participation in the online IDFA Forum 2020 are:
These fees include:
* Additional for Rough Cut projects:
** Additional for DocLab Forum projects:
For questions about pitching and training fees, please e-mail the Forum team.