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    Filmmaker Olga Delane scores IDFA Project Award at East Doc Platform

    On March 13, filmmaker-to-watch Olga Delane took home the IDFA Project Award for her new documentary project Black Spot Karabash (Poland/Germany). Handed out at East Doc Platform in Prague, the award has secured the talented director accreditation at IDFA Forum 2020 in November and meetings with relevant decision makers, all expenses covered.

    Emerging Indian director receives IDFA Project Award at DocedgeKolkata

    Rising Indian filmmaker Sarvnik Kaur has won the IDFA Project Award for her documentary project Against the Tide. Handed out early last week at DocedgeKolkata, the award goes annually to one promising filmmaker at the Asian documentary forum. The prize package includes an invitation to IDFAcademy during IDFA 2020, travel, accommodation, and meetings with relevant industry professionals during the festival.

    IDFA Bertha Fund supports 8 new projects through IBF Classic

    Today the IDFA Bertha Fund is happy to present the latest IBF Classic selection. Concluding its winter selection round, the Fund has granted a total of €115,000 to eight documentary projects in development or (post-)production. Highlights include six female-directed projects, and two projects from Venezuela and Brazil.

    IDFA DocLab launches Open Call for R&D Proposals 2020

    Our new media program IDFA DocLab is now calling for proposals to the IDFA DocLab R&D Program. Read more about the innovative research and development framework for non-fiction art, and send in your proposal by March 6, 2020.

    IDFA Bertha Fund supports Aswang with IBF Europe - Distribution grant of €30k

    Today the IDFA Bertha Fund is pleased to announce its support of Aswang (dir. Alyx Ayn Arumpac, 2019) with a grant of €30,000 through the IBF Europe – Distribution funding scheme. The grant supports the distribution of documentary co-productions between European and non-European producers.

    Call for submissions: IDFA Bertha Fund Europe – International Co-production funding scheme

    The IDFA Bertha Fund is now calling for project submissions to the IBF Europe – International Co-production funding scheme. Read more about the grant and apply by April 1, 2020.

    Chilean talent takes home IDFA project award at Chile Conecta 

    This past Friday at Santiago’s Chile Conecta, Chilean filmmaker Nicolás Tabilo took home the IDFA Award for most promising project for his feature-length documentary project Imágenes a la deriva (Drifting Images). The 80-minute, highly personal film project centers on the waterways of the filmmaker's hometown as a signifier of trauma, memory, and the search for closure.

    Bhutanese project Mountain Man wins IF/Then Global Pitch

    • Industry
    • November 26, 2019
    • Vladan Petkovic

    Arun Bhattarai's project has won the $25,000 IF/Then Grand Prize, while two honorary mentions, each worth $2,000, have gone to Buried Dead Mountain by Primrin Puarat from Thailand and Cemetery of Green Souls by Polen Ly from Cambodia.

    Renewed partnership with Lutfia Rabbani Foundation​ brings Arab film talents to IDFAcademy

    IDFA and the Lutfia Rabbani Foundation are proud to announce the continuation of their partnership that enables young Arab film talents from Palestine, Morocco, Syria, Jordan, and Lebanon to attend IDFAcademy during IDFA, this year taking place November 21-24.

    IDFA Bertha Fund supports 2 new projects with €30,000 each via IBF Europe – Distribution grant

    Two documentary projects have been selected to receive the IBF Europe – Distribution grant, which supports the distribution of co-productions between European and non-European producers. One IBF Europe – Distribution grant is still available for 2019.