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    Watch: Zahra Rasool on creating inclusive realities

    In this online industry session, we welcome Zahra Rasool, head of Al Jazeera’s Contrast, who breaks down the ins and outs of inclusive storytelling within immersive media.

    Catch IDFA at Cannes

    This week IDFA is off to Cannes Film Festival! From round tables to doc talks to mixers, be sure to catch our staff at the following industry events. More information available via the Cannes website.

    IDFAcademy unveils selected projects and first tutors for IDFAcademy Summer School 2019

    Sophie Fiennes and Gladys Joujou are among the tutors to guide 16 documentary projects selected for this year’s IDFAcademy Summer School. Discover the documentary talents participating in the next edition of our renowned training program, taking place July 1-6.

    IDFA Bertha Fund 2018 activity report now online

    Read all about the IDFA Bertha Fund’s activities in 2018, and how it stimulated and empowered the creative documentary sector in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East, and parts of Eastern Europe.

    IDFA Forum goes tailor-made, expands cross-media market for 2019

    Amidst a rapidly changing documentary industry, IDFA’s co-production and co-financing market announces more tailor-made pitch setups and the new IDFA DocLab Forum. Read all the details below and get up to speed for the next IDFA Forum, taking place November 24-27, 2019.

    Call for entry: IDFA Bertha Fund Classic

    Today the IDFA Bertha Fund opens its IBF Classic grant program for entry, welcoming a new round of applications. Read more about the grant below and apply by June 10, 2019. (Version française ci-dessous.)

    4 IDFA-supported films premiering at Hot Docs

    With Hot Docs now underway, we invite our Toronto-bound friends and colleagues to check out four IDFA-supported titles premiering at the festival.

    IDFA-supported titles selected for Tribeca Film Festival

    The Tribeca Film Festival kicks off this week in New York, and we’re overjoyed to see so many IDFA-supported titles in the selection. Don’t miss the following documentary films and projects, which either pitched at IDFA Forum or participated in IDFA DocLab. Congratulations to all the makers!

    IDFA awards filmmaker Vanessa Del Campo Gatell at Visions du Réel

    Last week the inaugural IDFA Talent Award was presented to emerging filmmaker Vanessa Del Campo Gatell at Visions du Réel (VdR) in Nyon, Switzerland. Selected for the VdR program section Opening Scenes, Del Campo Gatell’s documentary Mars, Oman follows three parallel stories about nomadism, exploration, colonization, and the desire for freedom, in a remarkable cinematic journey that spans both inner and outer space.

    Watch: Everything you wanted to know about film buyers at IDFAcademy

    In the film industry, finding the balance between art and business is tough for filmmakers and film professionals alike. But you’re not alone. In this IDFAcademy session, Anaïs Clanet (Wide House), Gitte Hansen (First Hand Films), and Robin Smith (KinoSmith) break down the role of the buyer.