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    Three projects awarded through the NFF + IBF Co-Production Scheme

    Now in its second year, the Netherlands Film Fund and IDFA Bertha Fund Co-Production Scheme will support three projects with a Dutch co-producer on board: Nishtha Jain's The Golden Thread, Zhao Liang's Pandora’s Box, and Olga Zhurba's Roma will each receive €50,000.

    IDFA Meets Bo Hanna: Complex Realities

    IDFA Meets goes online! On Thursday, May 28, join us and our guest curator Bo Hanna for a live screening and discussion from the comfort of your couch. Together we’ll watch the short documentary film I Signed the Petition, followed by a conversation with special guests Tessa Boerman and Natascha van Weezel.

    New talent development program IDFA Project Space to launch late June

    Today, we are delighted to introduce a new talent development program, IDFA Project Space. With the aim of providing year-round support for IDFA alumni, the program offers creative and professional development to selected filmmakers from the IDFA Competition for First Appearance, the IDFA Bertha Fund, and IDFAcademy, among other IDFA talents. 10 international filmmaking teams have been selected to kick off the first phase of the program, with mentorship from acclaimed filmmakers such as Karim Aïnouz, Signe Byrge Sørensen, Alan Berliner, Emma Davie, Maite Alberdi, Gladys Joujou, Ollie Huddleston, and Jesper Osmund. IDFA Project Space begins online on June 29, 2020.

    Cracks in Paradise

    • News
    • May 8, 2020
    • Margreet Fogteloo & Xandra Schutte

    De Groene Amsterdammer has teamed up with IDFA, selecting six documentary films to mark Europe Day. Together, these films tell the story of how this old continent is wrestling with recent problems. In the eyes of refugees, Europe is still a paradise that promises security, freedom and happiness. But from a political and economic perspective, this paradise is starting to crack.

    IDFA Talent Award at Visions du Réel goes to Alex Evstigneev

    Thanks to his short film The Golden Buttons, which screened in Visions du Réel's Opening Scenes section, the young Russian filmmaker has received an invitation to the industry section of the next edition of IDFA with all expenses covered.

    Read the new online magazine IDFA 2019: A Year in Review

    Now available online, IDFA 2019: A Year in Review is a new publication that reflects on our past, present, and future. Using last year as a jumping off point, the publication deep dives into our burgeoning identity as an international institute for documentary film. From showcasing over 300 creative documentaries in November to fighting for imprisoned filmmakers’ rights year-round, IDFA 2019: A Year in Review outlines our growing activities, ambitions, and challenges as an organization.

    Call for submissions: IDFA Bertha Fund Classic

    The IDFA Bertha Fund (IBF) is happy to open up the IBF Classic, its flagship grant program, and to call for a new round of submissions for 2020. The application deadline is June 10, 2020.

    See what the IDFA Bertha Fund got up to last year in its 2019 activity report

    Today the IDFA Bertha Fund (IBF) is pleased to publish its 2019 activity report. Freely available as an online publication, the report presents an interactive overview of the IBF’s undertakings in the past calendar year, including the complete selection of supported films, all talent development and industry initiatives, and the year’s harvest of IBF-supported films at IDFA.

    Statement on the COVID-19 pandemic

    In these turbulent times, our thoughts and sympathy go out to everyone whose health is at stake and to their loved ones. In addition, we stand in solidarity with our colleagues and friends from film festivals and cultural institutions in the Netherlands and worldwide, as well as with all filmmakers and film professionals, who have been hard hit by this pandemic and the additional economic instability.

    IDFA 2020 festival submissions now open

    We are now accepting submissions for IDFA 2020! Send us your films, performances, and interactive/immersive projects to be considered for the 33rd edition of IDFA, taking place November 18th to 29th, 2020.

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