WELCOME TO IDFA

Since its launch in 1988 IDFA has been one of the world's leading documentary film festivals, dedicated to the exhibition and promotion of ground-breaking creative documentaries. Every year, IDFA welcomes some 3,000 international documentary professionals in Amsterdam for eleven days of films, interactive documentaries, industry events, panel discussions and much more.

Accreditation for IDFA 2016 is now open. You can submit your accreditation here; the final deadline is October 10.
You can also still send us your film or interactive documentary: the final deadline for entry is August 1.

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Markets & Funding

Alongside the festival, two documentary markets take place in November: Docs for Sale and the IDFA Forum. The IDFA Bertha Fund stimulates the documentary climate in developing countries.

Training & Education

To stimulate new talent and high level documentary production, IDFA organizes workshops and training programs for up-and-coming filmmakers, producers and digital media artists. » Read more

The Vice Documentary Pitch at IDFA July 25, 2016 | VICE returns to IDFA to launch The VICE Documentary Pitch at IDFA, offering filmmakers a chance to win a commission from the VICE documentary team. 
IDFA Bertha Fund Concludes May 2016 Selection July 12, 2016 | Eleven documentary projects from countries including Sudan, Chile, Syria, Cuba, Afghanistan and Ukraine will be supported through IDFA Bertha Fund - Classic. The selection includes new projects by Maite Alberdi, Alisa Kovalenko and Manolo Sarmiento.
Call for entry: IDFA Forum & Docs for Sale July 1, 2016 | Entry for IDFA's two documentary markets is now open!
New Media at IDFA 2016 June 28, 2016 | For those interested in the creative potential of digital technology, virtual reality and interactive media, the 29th edition of IDFA will have more to offer than ever before.
Regulation changes for IDFA Forum June 9, 2016 | IDFA Forum is changing the entry regulations for its various pitch setups, both in regards to the amount of financing already in place and in the determination of which category projects will pitch in.

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