Who can attend IDFA DocLab Forum?

    To attend IDFA DocLab Forum, please submit your accreditation form before October 10, 2021 via MyIDFA. For the cost of the IDFA Forum pass, please see our accreditation information.

    This year’s IDFA DocLab Forum will be a hybrid event. We very much look forward to hosting a physical event in Amsterdam that welcomes professionals and new media teams to attend in-person. To accommodate Forum guests who are unable to travel, we also offer the possibility of online participation. Read more about the hybrid format this year on the IDFA DocLab Forum setup page.

    Who can attend?

    All new media professionals working in emerging media and interactive/immersive storytelling and art, who have a serious and demonstrable interest in the non-fiction sector, are welcome to register for active attendance, whether as independent producer or creator, buyer, curator, distributor, technologist, exhibition platform, or fund.

    All accreditation applications undergo a selection process; registration for IDFA DocLab Forum does not guarantee accreditation. The organizers reserve the right to accept or reject an application.

    After the accreditation deadline, we will let you know as soon as possible if access to the Forum is granted. Due to high demand, the number of participants is limited to one participant per production company. If the Forum pass cannot be granted, you have the option to change your accreditation to a festival pass.

    Attending IDFA DocLab Forum in different capacities

    Selected projects
    Creators with a selected IDFA DocLab Forum project are eligible for a Forum pass. A maximum of two participants per project (preferably the creative artist and producer who will present the project) may attend the Forum, and their accreditation is covered through the pitch fee.

    If you are a producing creator who applied for IDFA DocLab Forum but your project was not selected, you can still apply to attend the event as an observer. Producing creators who did not submit a project to the Forum are welcome to apply for an observer seat as well. By attending the open presentations and listening to the responses of the decision makers, observers get first-class insight into the new media market and can learn more about the preferences and profiles of individual companies, funders, buyers, and other new media stakeholders.

    Decision Makers
    Funders, buyers, and other new media stakeholders are also invited to attend IDFA DocLab Forum as Decision Makers, whether you are working at a new media fund, institute, broadcaster, museum, gallery, distribution platform, festival, or tech company.

    Decision Makers are requested to be present and actively participate in the DocLab Forum pitches and presentations in addition to signing up for one-on-one meetings with the project teams. These follow-up meetings between the Decision Makers and creators provide an opportunity to discuss potential collaboration in a more intimate setting.

    Decision Makers who are already on board with a project are invited to endorse the project team during their presentation.

    Are you new to IDFA DocLab Forum and interested in attending the next edition as a Decision Maker? Read more about what's on offer here. Don’t hesitate get in touch with the DocLab Forum team at doclabforum@idfa.nl to set up a phone call, where we can give you more detailed information about how the event works.

    The deadline for accreditation is October 10, 2021.

    Info for potential Decision Makers

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