Who can attend IDFA Forum?

    To attend IDFA 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 Forum will be a hybrid event. We very much look forward to hosting a physical event in Amsterdam that welcomes professionals and film 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 Forum setup page.

    Who can attend?

    IDFA Forum welcomes all professionals with a serious and demonstrable interest in the documentary sector—including independent producers, financiers, commissioning editors, sales agents, distributors, digital platforms, and funds—to actively attend the market.

    All accreditation applications undergo a selection process; registration for IDFA 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 Forum in different capacities

    Selected projects

    Producers and directors with a selected IDFA Forum project are eligible for a Forum pass. A maximum of two participants per project (preferably the director and producer who will pitch the project) may attend IDFA Forum, and their accreditation is covered through the pitch fee.


    If you are a producer who applied for IDFA Forum but your project was not selected, you can still apply to attend the event as an observer. Producers who did not submit a project to IDFA Forum are welcome to apply for an observer seat as well. By attending the pitches and listening to the responses of the decision makers, observers get first-class insight into the documentary market and can learn more about the preferences and profiles of individual companies, funders, broadcasters, and other industry stakeholders. This year, during the Forum, we will also have two days dedicated for producing observers to meet fellow producers in a group session with an expert. All observer accreditation applications will undergo a selection process due to high demand. IDFA Forum is a producers' Forum; if you are a director you cannot apply for an observer seat.

    Decision Makers

    Financiers, commissioning editors, distributors, sales agents, film funds, digital platforms, film institutes, NGOs, film festivals, markets, MEDIA Desks, and other film organizations are welcome to attend IDFA Forum as Decision Makers.

    Decision Makers are requested to be present and actively participate in the Forum Pitches in addition to signing up for one-on-one meetings with the pitch teams. These follow-up meetings between the Decision Makers and producers 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 pitch.

    Are you new to IDFA Forum and interested in attending the next edition as a Decision Maker? Then please get in touch with the Forum team at forum@idfa.nl to set up a phone call, where we can give you more information about how the event works.

    The deadline for accreditation is October 10, 2021.

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