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    IDFA Bertha Fund announces new IBF Europe – Minority Co-production selection

      The IDFA Bertha Fund is delighted to support seven new documentary projects through the IDFA Bertha Fund Europe – Minority Co-production funding scheme. Since 2022, the Fund only accepts applications from producers that are involved as minority co-producers on the project. The Fund is awarding an amount of €40,000 to each selected project, in addition to offering year-round opportunities for connecting with IDFA’s professional network.

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      Selection of film projects and tutors for IDFA Project Space 2023 announced

        IDFA’s Filmmaker Support department is delighted to announce the selection of projects and renowned tutors of IDFA Project Space. The talent development program will take place both in Amsterdam and online from June to September. The sixteen selected projects in progress represent a wide geographical spread, including six IDFA Bertha Fund-supported projects.

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        Docs for Sale catalogue opens with eight exciting films

          All the titles in this year’s line-up previously took part in IDFA Forum and world-premiered this year at festivals including Sundance, Berlinale, CPH:DOX, Visions du Réel, and Hot Docs.

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          Anastasiya Miroshnichenko's Welded Together and Vladlena Sandu's Memory receive NFF + IBF funding

            For the fourth consecutive year, the Netherlands Film Fund + IDFA Bertha Fund Co-Production Scheme will support two projects with Dutch co-producers on board.

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            Open call for talents: IDFAcademy during IDFA 2023

              We are now accepting applications for IDFAcademy during IDFA, offering an intensive four-day program of knowledge-exchange and inspiration for selected filmmakers during the festival. Emerging documentary directors and producers who have proven their talent on a national scale and are ready to expand their careers internationally can now apply for the popular talent development program. The accreditation deadline is August 1, 2023.

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              IDFA Vondelpark: “The stories told in the building will give it meaning and bring joy”

              • News
              • May 10, 2023
              • Nico van den Berg

                After signing the lease for the Vondelpark Pavilion, IDFA immediately got contractors involved to start the renovation. Architects Suzanna Weeda and Ronald Hooft, from architectural firm &prast&hooft, have since drawn up plans in close consultation with IDFA—and are now ready to actualize them in the coming months. Once renovated, IDFA will eagerly welcome audiences, professionals, and school children to our new home base, decked out with an intimate screening room and welcoming entrance hall. How do the two architects behind the restoration plan to bring IDFA’s character to the monumental building? What did they set out to accomplish?

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                IDFA Special: My Worst Enemy

                  The Dutch premiere of French-Swiss film My Worst Enemy will take place during IDFA Special on Wednesday, June 7 in the Tuschinski cinema in Amsterdam, with filmmaker Mehran Tamadon in attendance for a talk after the screening.

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                  Let Mohammad Rasoulof go! ICFR protests travel ban against Iranian filmmaker

                    The Iranian director Mohammad Rasoulof has been prevented from leaving his home country.

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                    Call for submissions: IDFA Bertha Fund Classic

                      The IDFA Bertha Fund is now accepting submissions for IBF Classic, the flagship grant program that supports documentary projects in development or (post-)production with up to €7,500 and €25,000 per project respectively. Additionally, selected filmmakers will receive tailored support from IDFA’s Filmmaker Support department and opportunities for connecting with IDFA’s professional network year-round. The submission deadline is June 10, 2023.

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                      Findings from the IDFA DocLab R&D Summit 2022

                        Each year during the festival, the IDFA DocLab R&D Summit serves as a hub for creative exchange in the field of interactive and immersive storytelling. The Summit provides a platform for industry professionals from various sectors to connect, explore new ideas, and share their knowledge, questions, and suggestions related to the creative potential of XR (extended reality) in documentary storytelling.

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