IDFA announces main competitions, opening film, and female filmmaker majority across all competitions
IDFA presents the complete selection today, including the competitions for Feature-Length, Mid-Length, and First Appearance films, the IDFA DocLab competitions and Spotlight, the IDFA 2019 Opening Film, and this year’s jury members. On this momentous occasion, IDFA is delighted to announce that, as the festival stands today, 64% of the competition titles are by female filmmakers, with 47% in the total program. Additionally, 67% of the selected IDFA Forum projects are by women; 57% of IDFA Bertha Fund’s supported projects are by female filmmakers this year; and 70% of IDFAcademy’s talents are women this edition. Together, the numbers mark the highest percentage of female filmmakers in IDFA’s history.