IDFA awards new filmmakers

    IDFA travels to festivals around the world to see inspiring new film projects and meet new makers. The last few years IDFA encourages filmmakers from around the globe by awarding the most promising projects. Winners get the opportunity to visit IDFA and meet other film professionals to get inspiration and expand their network. Here's our selection of the winners...

    The IDFA Bertha Fund concludes February selection 2018

    The IDFA Bertha Fund has concluded the February selection round of 2018. Twelve documentary projects from countries like Philippines, Armenia, Burkina Faso and Georgia will be supported by the fund in the classic scheme.  

    Win tickets for So Help Me God

    From April 26 So Help Me God will be screening in cinema's all over The Netherlands. A disconcerting and hilarious documentary about the Brussels judge Anne Gruwez. Win two tickets to see this special film.

    IDFA in Kriterion: In Praise of Nothing

    Every third Sunday of the month Kriterion in Amsterdam screens one of the documentaries from the IDFA 2017 selection. This month it's In Praise of Nothing, a feelgood documentary about 'Nothing', a character that travels around the world and comments on everything. 

    Missed IDFA?

    Are you longing to see some of the documentaries of IDFA 2017? That's possible. There are still some documentaries to watch either in the cinema, on television or online! 

    Film entry for IDFA 2018 is now open

    Film entry for IDFA 2018 is now open! We'd like to invite you to submit your documentary or interactive project.

    Orwa Nyrabia new artistic director of IDFA

    Orwa Nyrabia (1977) is the new artistic director of IDFA. Nyrabia, who was born in Syria, is well-known in the documentary world as a producer, festival director, curator and mentor.

    Look back: DocLab Interactive Conference

    The 5th DocLab Interactive Conference at IDFA 2017 brought together leading artists and thinkers from the world of art, technology, science and documentary for a day full of inspiring presentations, visions of the future and audience experiments. Watch the presentations on this page.

    Listen back to IDFA 2017

    A number of Doc Talks and Filmmaker Talks that were held during IDFA 2017, were recorded. You can listen to them here.

    The Best of IDFA on Tour

    The Best of IDFA on Tour presents four IDFA-award winning films in one program. Please take note: The films are Dutch subtitled only.