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    IDFA awards talents at East Doc Platform, FICG, and DocedgeKolkata

    This month, we were delighted to award up-and-coming talents at documentary events in Guadalajara, Calcutta, and Prague! Winners of our Most Promising Project Award receive a flight to Amsterdam, hotel stay during IDFA, invitations to IDFAcademy or IDFA Forum, a meeting with a script consultant or sales agent, and the opportunity to meet other film professionals at IDFA.

    Watch: Errol Morris on making American Dharma

    The documentary master talks interviewing Steve Bannon, working for the Oscars, and why Einstein’s definition of insanity still holds water.

    IDFA Bertha Fund selects 9 projects for IBF Classic

    After an intensive selection round, the IDFA Bertha Fund (IBF) is delighted to announce the results of the IBF Classic grant program. The Fund has awarded a total of € 110,000 to nine documentary projects: two in the project development category, and seven in the production and post-production category. 220 applications from 70 different countries were submitted.

    Call: IDFAcademy & NPO Fund Workshop

    Are you an emerging Dutch-speaking filmmaker who has made at least one (short) documentary? Are you working on your next 25-minute documentary, 50- or 55-minute documentary, or web documentary? Apply to the IDFAcademy & NPO Fund Workshop and work out your film plan together with experienced filmmakers.

    Watch: Marleen Stikker on hacking intelligence at the DocLab Interactive Conference

    The Open Design and Creative Commons leader discusses datafication, black box technology, and our newly discovered second brain.

    Report: All Inclusive – Diverse Documentary Festival Programming

    • Industry
    • February 25, 2019
    • Joost Broeren-Huitenga

    During the Berlinale, IDFA co-organized a panel at the EFM's DocSalon focusing on issues of diversity and inclusion within festival programming. Five leading festival organizers from all over the world sat in for a lively conversation hosted by IDFA's Orwa Nyrabia.

    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.

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