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    IDFA-supported films premiering at Sundance 2020

    With Sundance Film Festival kicking off, we wish a warm congratulations to the five films we supported that are now premiering in competition, as well as international festival hit Collective in non-premiere section Spotlight. Whether these titles received funding through the IDFA Bertha Fund, workshopped with esteemed tutors at IDFAcademy Summer School, or found co-financing or co-production partners at IDFA Forum, all are close to our hearts. Read more about each of these films’ histories at IDFA below.

    Call for entry: IDFAcademy Summer School 2020

    Our annual talent development program is open to emerging filmmakers looking to elevate their script or rough cut. Submit your application by February 20, 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.

    Call for entry: IDFA Bertha Fund Classic

    Today, the IDFA Bertha Fund opens its IBF Classic funding scheme for entry, calling for a new round of applications. Read more about the grant below and apply by December 10, 2019.

    Mohsen Makhmalbaf, Alan Berliner to speak at IDFAcademy during IDFA 2019

    Taking place over four days during IDFA 2019, IDFAcademy once again welcomes 100 emerging filmmakers from around the world to learn the ins and outs of the documentary industry from renowned directors and other experts. As of today, you can explore the complete program and list of selected participants online.

    33 films supported by IDFA Bertha Fund, IDFA Forum, IDFAcademy in festival selection

    With the complete IDFA 2019 selection out in the world, we're eager to share our yearly harvest of documentary films supported by the IDFA Bertha Fund, IDFA Forum, and IDFAcademy.

    IDFA, Tribeca Film Institute, and RYOT Films announce finalists for IF/Then Global Pitch at IDFA 2019

    During the 32nd edition of IDFA, six filmmaking teams will compete for a $25,000 USD production grant and year-round mentorship through Tribeca Film Institute’s IF/Then Shorts Program.

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