Docs for Sale Summer Showcase is ready for you to dive in

    For the first time ever, Docs for Sale starts its activities in the summer. The Docs for Sale Summer Showcase, including 29 new films, a number of older titles, and the entire 2019 catalogue, was launched to support filmmakers and sales agents. Participating sales agents include Deckert Distribution, Dogwoof, First Hand Films, Java Films, Dutch CORE, Magnetfilm, and Go2Films.

    Apply for IDFAcademy during IDFA 2020

    We are now accepting applications for IDFAcademy during IDFA! Are you an emerging documentary filmmaker or producer who has proven his talent on a national scale and would like to expand your career internationally? Then apply to our renowned training program during IDFA 2020. The accreditation deadline is September 1.

    IDFA returns to cinemas in November

    The International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) is planning its 33rd edition. With Dutch cinemas now re-opening, IDFA is looking forward to holding the festival in theaters from November 18th to 29th, albeit with potentially reduced capacity. The festival’s competitions will remain intact, to be presented in cinemas and extended with limited virtual cinema screenings and events.

    IDFA Bertha Fund supports six European co-production projects

    The IDFA Bertha Fund has supported six new documentary projects with €40,000 each through the IBF Europe - International Co-Production funding scheme, aimed at boosting collaboration between independent European producers and producers in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East, and parts of Eastern Europe.

    IDFA Special: Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets (online event)

    On July 1st, join us for the very first online IDFA Special. Watch festival hit Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets from the comfort of your couch and ask the filmmakers all you want to know during the virtual Q&A. Please note that this event is available to stream from within the Netherlands only. Already have a ticket? You can access the livestream from July 1, 20:00 by logging in below.

    A statement from IDFA against racism

    In response to the Black Lives Matter Movement, which is leading the way and bringing to focus many other ongoing and connected movements against racism around the world, we hereby commit to taking direct and serious steps in combatting anti-Black racism, as well as all other forms of racism, locally and globally. We commit to contributing to a better future for the film industry and to intensifying our efforts to become a festival for all audiences.

    The first batch of Docs for Sale 2020 films is in

    We are opening the 2020 catalogue to Docs for Sale subscribers with eight exciting titles that were previously pitched at IDFA Forum. See the films.

    IDFA’s markets open for submissions

    Today, we are thrilled to open IDFA Forum and Docs for Sale for submissions.

    IDFA in Kriterion: Talking About Trees

    IDFA in Kriterion is back! Every month, Kriterion in Amsterdam picks one of the documentaries from the IDFA 2019 selection. This month it's Talking About Trees, screening June 21st.

    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.