Who can attend IDFA Forum online?

    To attend IDFA Forum, please submit your accreditation form before October 10, 2020 via MyIDFA. For the cost of the IDFA Forum pass, please see our accreditation information.

    Who can attend?

    All professionals with a serious and demonstrable interest in the documentary sector are welcome to register for active attendance, whether as an independent producer, financier, commissioning editor, sales agent, distributor, digital platform, or fund.

    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 the observer seat is granted. Due to high demand, the number of participants is limited to two participants per production company. If the Forum pass cannot be granted, you have the option to change your accreditation to a festival pass.

    IDFA Forum online

    Current distancing and crowd limitations mean that IDFA 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. Click here for an overview of what's available online or in Amsterdam this year.

    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.

    Observers

    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. Our Producers Network will also be held online this year; registration will be possible closer to the event. 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.

    Financiers and other film professionals

    Financiers and other film professionals are also invited to attend IDFA Forum, whether you are working at a film fund, digital platform, film institute, NGO, in new media communications, or at a film festival, market, MEDIA Desk, or other promotional organization.

    Representatives of funds are requested to be present and actively participate in the public pitching sessions as well as sign up for one-on-one meetings with the pitch teams. These follow-up meetings between you and the producers allow you to discuss potential collaboration in a more intimate setting.

    International funds who are already involved in a project that has been selected for IDFA Forum are invited to pitch their project together with the director and producer.

    Commissioning editors

    Commissioning editors from public or commercial TV stations are very welcome to attend IDFA Forum. Commissioning editors are requested to be present and actively participate in the public pitching sessions as well as sign up for one-on-one meetings with the pitch teams. These follow-up meetings between you and the producers allow you to discuss potential collaboration in a more intimate setting.

    Commissioning editors who are already involved in a project that has been selected for IDFA Forum are invited to pitch their project together with the director and producer.

    Distributors and sales agents

    If you are a theatrical distributor or sales agent you can also visit IDFA Forum. The Forum staff may ask you to participate in the public pitches and in the one-on-one meetings.

    Are you new to IDFA Forum and interested in attending the next edition as a decision maker?

    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, 2020.

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