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    IDFA @ Cannes 2018

    At the Cannes Film Festival 2018, IDFA will be participating in several panels. IDFA's Artistic Director Orwa Nyrabia for instance will take part in a discussion about the challenges and opportunities for the industry and filmmakers in the next five years.

    Boonstra and Fassaert tutors at IDFAcademy & NPO-fonds Workshop

    Dutch filmmakers Marjoleine Boonstra and Tom Fassaert will be this year's tutors at the IDFAcademy & NPO-fonds Workshop. In this workshop, six young Dutch documentary talents get the chance to develop a film plan for a 50-60 minute documentary in text and images. Both tutors have coached up-and-coming documentary filmmakers at IDFA workshops in previous years.

    IDFAcademy Summer School announces 2018 participants

    Sixteen projects were selected to participate in the IDFAcademy Summer School 2018: eight projects for Editing consultancy and eight for Script development. The participants' nationalities (Venezuela, the Ukraine, Egypt, Tunisia, Sweden, India and others) are as diverse as the stories they tell.

    IDFA awards new filmmakers

    IDFA travels to festivals around the world to see inspiring new film projects and meet new makers. The last few years IDFA encourages filmmakers from around the globe by awarding the most promising projects. Winners get the opportunity to visit IDFA and meet other film professionals to get inspiration and expand their network. Here's our selection of the winners...

    The IDFA Bertha Fund concludes February selection 2018

    The IDFA Bertha Fund has concluded the February selection round of 2018. Twelve documentary projects from countries like Philippines, Armenia, Burkina Faso and Georgia will be supported by the fund in the classic scheme.  

    Film entry for IDFA 2018 is now open

    Film entry for IDFA 2018 is now open! We'd like to invite you to submit your documentary or interactive project.

    Results for IBF Europe Distribution Support 2017

    The IDFA Bertha Fund has concluded the distribution scheme of 2017 and selected one documentary to receive a distribution grant: The Next Guardian from Dorottya Zurbó and Arun Bhattarai (Hungary/Bhutan). The film had its World Premiere at IDFA this year in the IDFA Competition for First Appearance.

    SVOD Market Gaining Pace Says Bernfeld

    • Industry
    • November 24, 2017
    • Melanie Goodfellow

    Digital rights market guru Wendy Bernfeld told filmmakers and producers they need to start looking beyond the big players of Netflix and Amazon when trying to secure SVOD deals for their work at an IDFA industry session on the digital rights market and VR this week.

    Wide House signs first European deal for Montessori doc

    • Industry
    • November 24, 2017
    • Melanie Goodfellow

    French sales company Wide House has signed its first European deal on Alexandre Mourot’s Let the Child Be the Guide, exploring the merits of the Montessori education system in the 21st century through a portrait of young children attending France's oldest school using the method.

    Eye on Film

    • Industry
    • November 22, 2017
    • Nick Cunningham

    As the packed South Africa industry programme came to an end on Wednesday, board member of the Documentary Filmmakers Association of South Africa, Sylvia Vollenhoven, spoke about ongoing collaboration with the festival.

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