The Netherland-America Foundation

    Ways to support IDFA

    The IDFA has established an ‘American Friends of IDFA’ Fund at the Netherland-America Foundation (NAF), a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Gifts from U.S. donors to our Friends Fund are therefore fully tax deductible. Supporting the IDFA through the NAF eliminates the need for IDFA to create and administer its own charitable organization in the U.S., saving expenses associated with accounting, auditing, legal counseling and filing annual tax returns.

    Read more about the ways in which you can support IDFA below.

    Become a Special Friend for € 1.000,-

    IDFA’s Special Friends form an exclusive and involved group of documentary connoisseurs who are particularly kind to the festival. As thanks for your support, you will receive free tickets and invitations to special events, you’ll be kept informed all year long and get a glance behind the scenes of IDFA.

    Become an IDFA Maecenas starting from € 5.000

    As IDFA Maecenas, you support IDFA's educational programs for school children, you help non-Western filmmakers produce their films with the IDFA Bertha Fund, and you support IDFA DocLab, the place for experimenting with new media. Our Private Donations Manager will investigate suitable benefits together with you.

    Support an IDFA Bertha Fund film project starting from € 17.500

    Another way to contribute is to support the production of a specific film from the IDFA Bertha Fund. The IDFA Bertha Fund supports independent filmmakers from Africa, Asia, Latin America, and parts of Eastern Europe where documentary making can be risky. Filmmakers are trained, receive personal guidance, and get access to the market and a network of worldwide documentary professionals.

    You can also do this together with, for example, five friends, each of whom supports the project with € 3.500. In this way you contribute to a story or a film from a specific country that touches you in a special way. We can appreciate your support with your name on the closing credits (if you wish), free tickets for friends and family for the IDFA screening of the film that you support, a meet and greet with the filmmaker in the Netherlands if the film premieres at IDFA, exclusive access to the festival opening in Carré and the IDFA Award Ceremony in Amsterdam. Our Private Donations Manager will investigate suitable benefits together with you.

    Sonita (2016), realized through IDFA Bertha Fund support

    Start a registered named IDFA Fund from € 50.000

    With a named fund you support the IDFA Bertha Fund on a structural basis. A named fund can best be described as a good cause within a good cause. You set up a named fund with a designated objective that fits within the overall objective of the IDFA Bertha Fund.

    Since 1998, the IDFA Bertha Fund has supported filmmakers from non-Western countries. A contribution from the Fund helps them with the development and research of their project, filming, editing, or making their urgent and powerful stories heard in their own country and beyond. The Fund supports documentary makers from Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East, and parts of Eastern Europe.

    You can structurally support the IDFA Bertha Fund by setting up a named fund. You decide on the name of the Fund and the specific purpose. Together we will investigate how to get you involved.

    The IDFA Bertha Fund ensures that the money in the named fund is spent for the specific purpose. It also takes care of the administrative handling so that the named fund benefits from the knowledge and experience present at the IDFA Bertha Fund, without being burdened with organizational and administrative issues. The IDFA Bertha Fund is responsible for the organization and the costs of setting up a named fund.

    Behemoth (2015), realized through IDFA Bertha Fund support


    It is possible to include IDFA in your will. Inheritances in the form of a bequest or inheritance can be easily arranged through the solicitor. We would be happy to discuss the options with you or bring you into contact with our solicitor without any obligation.

    Want to learn more? We are happy to discuss the options with you.
    Contact Marloes Janssen, Private Donations Manager for more information.
    T: 0031-629528941

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