Emerging Argentinean talent awarded by IDFA at DocMontevideo

    Last week at DocMontevideo’s documentary pitching market, emerging Argentinean filmmaker María Alvarez took home the IDFA Award for Most Promising Project. Lauded for its intimate, patient, and persistent gaze, Alvarez’s film project The Lost Time (El tiempo perdido) offers a window into the poetics of reading and reflection through an unlikely group of characters.

    To the memory of D.A. Pennebaker

    For Penny and Chris

    IDFA Special: Midnight Traveler

    On Thursday, September 12th, IDFA will host an exlusive preview of Midnight Traveler: an urgent and first-hand account of a family of filmmakers, forced to flee their home country.

    IDFA calls for release of Mohammad Rasoulof

    IDFA joins film festivals and organizations around the world in demanding the immediate and unconditional release of Iranian filmmaker Mohammad Rasoulof. We invite members of the film community around the world to join by raising their voice – personally, collectively, through the media and via political channels.

    IDFA awards most promising project at Mediamorphosis Mexico

    To our excitement, we got to partner with Mediamorfosis for their first Mexican edition on June 27th. From a wide range of submissions, five teams were chosen to pitch their projects. Together with an international jury, New Media Program Manager Wotienke Vermeer awarded Hero Kogsni by Alejandra Castilla Madera with the IDFA New Media Talent Award. We will invite the creators to attend IDFA DocLab and offer a tailor-made route through the festival.

    IF/Then global shorts pitch coming to IDFA 2019

    We are thrilled to announce the IF/Then Global Pitch at IDFA 2019, a competitive shorts pitch presented in collaboration with Tribeca Film Institute (TFI) and RYOT Films. On November 26, up to six filmmaking teams from around the world will present their creative short documentary projects before a panel of judges. Learn more about the pitch and how to submit your project below.

    At IDFA 2019: the world according to Patricio Guzmán

    In November, we welcome Chilean filmmaker Patricio Guzmán as our Guest of Honor at IDFA 2019. Read more about this uncompromising master of cinema, and his special role at the upcoming festival.

    Catching up with the IDFA DocLab R&D Program: 6 projects on the rise

    As we warm up for another year of the IDFA DocLab R&D Program, our new media colleagues catch up with some of the artists who participated in the program’s first year. Where are they now?

    Netherlands Film Fund & IDFA DocLab unveil recipients of 3rd Film Fund DocLab Interactive Grant

    The Netherlands Film Fund and IDFA DocLab are delighted to announce the recipients of the Film Fund DocLab Interactive Grant 2019. This year’s three selected projects are: a post-human virtual reality installation by artists Ali Eslami and Mamali Shafahi; an artificial intelligence installation by studios RNDR and Makropol; and a multimedia photography piece by photographer Sanne de Wilde. As recipients of the grant, these talented artists will share a total prize of €20,000 to develop their projects further. The completed works will be presented at IDFA DocLab in November.

    Apply for IDFAcademy during IDFA

    We are now accepting applications for IDFAcademy during IDFA! Are you an emerging documentary filmmaker or producer who has proven your talent on a national scale and would like to expand your career internationally? Then apply to our renowned training program during IDFA 2019. The accreditation deadline is September 1.