Summer preview: watch 4 films right now in the new Docs for Sale catalogue

    Get a sneak peek at the upcoming catalogue for IDFA's premier sales market, Docs for Sale.

    IDFA by Night: top documentaries in the open air July 2-12

    Come see nine special IDFA films this summer in our outdoor cinema at Pakhuis de Zwijger. With introductions and other programming before the screenings. Admission is free!

    In memory of Menno Boerema

    This weekend IDFA lost a great friend and collaborator, Menno Boerema. We are very saddened to learn of the death of this great documentary editor. We send our deepest condolences to his family.

    Call for submissions: IDFA’s markets

    We are now accepting submissions for IDFA Forum and Docs for Sale! Read more about our two film markets and how to submit below. The submission deadline for IDFA Forum is August 15; the submission deadline for Docs for Sale is September 15.

    7 documentary projects receive support from IDFA Bertha Fund

    The IDFA Bertha Fund has supported six new documentary projects with €40,000 each through the IBF Europe - International Co-Production funding scheme, and one new project with €50,000 through the NFF + IBF Co-production scheme. The two programs aim to boost collaboration between independent European producers and producers in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East, and parts of Eastern Europe.

    Honkasalo, Fiennes, and Marazzi among tutors in IDFAcademy Summer School 2019

    Renowned filmmakers Pirjo Honkasalo, Sophie Fiennes, and Alina Marazzi are among the eight industry luminaries to tutor at this year’s IDFAcademy Summer School. Joining them are Jeroen Berkvens, Ollie Huddleston, Gladys Joujou, Gema Juárez Allen, and Alex Szalat. From July 1 to 6, these documentary experts will give hands-on guidance to the international filmmaking talents selected for our annual training program.

    New programmers and awards coming to IDFA

    IDFA is delighted to announce that Sarah Dawson and María Campaña Ramia are joining the team of IDFA programmers. In addition, the festival presents a new award scheme for the upcoming edition, with a greater focus on documentary producers, editors, and cinematographers, as well as directors.

    July 30: Queerama in FC Hyena (free outdoor screening!)

    Specially for Pride 2019, IDFA and FC Hyena present a free open-air screening of Queerama. The film tells the extraordinary story of gay acceptance and emancipation in 20th century England. Admission is free!

    Street footballer Rocky Hehakaija presents 3 films about female athletes

    Get ready for the Women’s World Cup with 3 IDFA films about women and sports as selected by street football star Rocky Hehakaija, who hosted our screening of Freedom Fields at Cluppi on june 8.

    Watch IDFA films at We Make The City (June 17-23)

    We Make The City, the festival that makes cities better, presents four documentaries specially selected by IDFA about urban problems and their solutions. To watch the program, buy your tickets for the screenings in Studio/K. We Make The City runs from June 17 to 23.