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    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 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.

    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.

    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.

    New talent development program IDFA Project Space to launch late June

    Today, we are delighted to introduce a new talent development program, IDFA Project Space. With the aim of providing year-round support for IDFA alumni, the program offers creative and professional development to selected filmmakers from the IDFA Competition for First Appearance, the IDFA Bertha Fund, and IDFAcademy, among other IDFA talents. 10 international filmmaking teams have been selected to kick off the first phase of the program, with mentorship from acclaimed filmmakers such as Karim Aïnouz, Signe Byrge Sørensen, Alan Berliner, Emma Davie, Maite Alberdi, Gladys Joujou, Ollie Huddleston, and Jesper Osmund. IDFA Project Space begins online on June 29, 2020.

    Call for submissions: IDFA Bertha Fund Classic

    The IDFA Bertha Fund (IBF) is happy to open up the IBF Classic, its flagship grant program, and to call for a new round of submissions for 2020. The application deadline is June 10, 2020.

    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.