Learn the ins and outs of applying to film funds with Sundance, Tribeca Film Institute, Chicken & Egg, and New Perspectives Seed Fund

    5 experts talk successful documentary funding applications in this extensive IDFAcademy session.

    IDFA Bertha Fund looks to fund fair co-productions via IBF Europe – International Co-production grant

    The IBF Europe – International Co-production grant caters to international documentary co-productions with at least one European and one non-European producer. The application deadline is April 1st.

    SXSW to host IDFA DocLab showcase for twelfth consecutive year

    For the twelfth year in a row, SXSW has invited IDFA DocLab to guest curate a session for the SXSW Experiential Storytelling track. The showcase, titled IDFA DocLab: Algorithmic Intimacy, will take place March 9 from 9:30 am - 10:30 am in Ballroom F of the Austin Convention Centre.

    IBF Europe: up to €30,000 available for distributing international co-productions

    There’s still time to apply for IBF Europe – Distribution of International Co-productions before the IDFA Bertha Fund sits for its April selection round. Get your applications in by March 15 to be considered.

    Watch: Helena Třeštíková’s Filmmaker Talk at IDFA 2018

    The IDFA 2018 Guest of Honor on making films, building trust, and hosting well-attended birthday parties

    Call for entry: IDFAcademy Summer School 2019

    The annual week-long training program is open to emerging film talent looking to elevate their script or rough cut. The application deadline is March 10, 2019.

    Melkweg x IDFA - Talent Talks #2: Visualising gender (free admission)

    On February 27, IDFA and Melkweg talk to photographer Willemieke Kars, filmmaker Sophie Dros, and media critic Madeleijn van den Nieuwenhuizen about the representation of gender in art. Admission is free.

    4 IDFA films nominated for an Oscar

    We are delighted to announce that 4 IDFA films are nominated for an Academy Award!

    Orwa Nyrabia to moderate IFFR debate on solidarity with filmmakers at risk

    On January 26th in Rotterdam, we continue the work we began at our recent Industry Talk: Solidarity with Filmmakers at Risk. We invite all film professionals attending IFFR to join us for the event Call to Action: Solidarity for Filmmakers at Risk, moderated by IDFA's artistic director Orwa Nyrabia.

    Watch: Orwa Nyrabia in conversation with Sophia Al-Maria at the IDFA DocLab Interactive Conference

    At the IDFA DocLab Interactive Conference, artistic director Orwa Nyrabia sat down with renowned artist Sophia Al-Maria, whose new work Mirror Cookie competed in the IDFA DocLab Competition for Immersive Non-Fiction.