Visit IDFA DocLab

    On this page you'll find all practical information about visiting IDFA DocLab 2019. Stay tuned for the complete IDFA DocLab 2019 program, to be announced later this fall. Are you attending DocLab as an industry professional? Then read more on this page.


    This year Tolhuistuin is at the heart of the DocLab festival program as the new media hub, and the place to go to explore the exhibition. At Tolhuistuin, as well as several other locations, we will present live performances, the Interactive Conference, and several industry events.

    The exhibition is on show in Tolhuistuin and at Central Station (Lil' Amsterdam). Several installations have a secret location of their own; information will be provided online as well as at Tolhuistuin. DocLab Live events take place in various locations including ARTIS Planetarium and Tolhuistuin; the locations differ per event and are easy findable on the individual event pages. The Interactive Conference takes place at the Compagnie Theater. The industry events DocLab Forum and the DocLab R&D Summit take place at Compagnie Theater and Tolhuistuin.

    Tickets & reservations

    Tickets for DocLab Live and the Interactive Conference can be bought online or at a box office at one of the many IDFA locations during the festival.

    The exhibition is partially free. Some projects require a (free, on site) reservation, and a few projects require a ticket. More detailed information will be made available as soon as the official selection is announced.

    Ticket sales begin on November 7.

    Attend DocLab as an industry professional

    As an accredited guest, you’ll be able to book a ticket for the Interactive Conference at a reduced rate, and book up to 20 free tickets for screenings and events including DocLab Live. The DocLab Forum, Demo Day, and DocLab R&D Summit are by invitation only and take place at Compagnie Theater and Tolhuistuin. Click here for all practical information about attending as a professional.