IDFA and IFFR call for immediate release of Myanmar filmmaker and festival director Min Htin Ko Ko Gyi

    Today, IDFA and IFFR issue a joint statement that calls for the immediate release of imprisoned Myanmar filmmaker and festival director Min Htin Ko Ko Gyi. We urge you to read the statement and sign your name below.

    IDFA-supported titles selected for Tribeca Film Festival

    The Tribeca Film Festival kicks off this week in New York, and we’re overjoyed to see so many IDFA-supported titles in the selection. Don’t miss the following documentary films and projects, which either pitched at IDFA Forum or participated in IDFA DocLab. Congratulations to all the makers!

    IDFA awards filmmaker Vanessa Del Campo Gatell at Visions du Réel

    Last week the inaugural IDFA Talent Award was presented to emerging filmmaker Vanessa Del Campo Gatell at Visions du Réel (VdR) in Nyon, Switzerland. Selected for the VdR program section Opening Scenes, Del Campo Gatell’s documentary Mars, Oman follows three parallel stories about nomadism, exploration, colonization, and the desire for freedom, in a remarkable cinematic journey that spans both inner and outer space.

    Roy Seerden selects: 9x films about night

    Freedom, vulnerability, and loneliness: filmmaker Roy Seerden selects 9 IDFA films about feelings that the night hours evoke, or feelings that find a home at night. You can watch them all in the IDFA online collection.

    IDFA bids farewell to Senior Programmer Martijn te Pas after 20 years

    After 20 fantastic years with IDFA, we bid farewell to Senior Programmer Martijn te Pas. We will miss him dearly and wish him nothing but the best on his new chapter in Stockholm. On to the next adventure!

    Watch: Everything you wanted to know about film buyers at IDFAcademy

    In the film industry, finding the balance between art and business is tough for filmmakers and film professionals alike. But you’re not alone. In this IDFAcademy session, Anaïs Clanet (Wide House), Gitte Hansen (First Hand Films), and Robin Smith (KinoSmith) break down the role of the buyer.

    IDFA awards most promising project at Beirut Cinema Platform

    Over the weekend, IDFA Senior Programmer Laura van Halsema awarded up-and-coming Tunisian filmmaker Walid Tayaa at Beirut Cinema Platform. Tayaa, whose documentary project Tangled in Imbroglio stood out most to van Halsema, has been invited to IDFA 2019 with a complimentary flight and hotel stay, an invitation to IDFAcademy or IDFA Forum, and the opportunity to meet with a script consultant or sales agent, among other film professionals.

    IDFA DocLab launches open call for proposals

    Today, IDFA's new media program is happy to announce the IDFA DocLab Open Call for Proposals 2019!

    Cinema De School x IDFA: three screenings in April

    IDFA and De School present three special film nights. City nightlife sets the tone in the films we've selected for you. On April 10, 17 and 24 in De School in Amsterdam.

    IDFA awards talents at East Doc Platform, FICG, and DocedgeKolkata

    This month, we were delighted to award up-and-coming talents at documentary events in Guadalajara, Calcutta, and Prague! Winners of our Most Promising Project Award receive a flight to Amsterdam, hotel stay during IDFA, invitations to IDFAcademy or IDFA Forum, a meeting with a script consultant or sales agent, and the opportunity to meet other film professionals at IDFA.