IDFA INDUSTRY

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. To keep up to date on all things IDFA, subscribe to our Industry Newsletter.

Festival

Every year, IDFA welcomes some 2,500 international guests in Amsterdam to celebrate the variety and breadth of the documentary genre. Accreditation is now open; please join us in Amsterdam in November! » Read more

Markets & Funding

Alongside the festival, two documentary markets take place during IDFA: 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, IDFAcademy organizes workshops and training programs for both filmmakers and producers. » Read more
IDFAcademy Summer School report July 8, 2015 | Emerging filmmakers from all over the world came together for an uncharacteristically hot week in Amsterdam to work on their documentary projects with renowned tutors such as Victor Kossakovsky and Cecilia Lidin.
IBF announces May selection July 7, 2015 | The IDFA Bertha Fund has concluded the second selection round for 2015. Eleven documentary projects from countries like Nepal, Kyrgyzstan, South Sudan, Uruguay and Georgia will be supported by the fund in its classic scheme.
New Media at IDFA 2015 July 7, 2015 | For those interested in the creative potential of digital technology, virtual reality and interactive media, this year's IDFA will have more to offer than ever before.
Errol Morris central guest at IDFA 2015 June 30, 2015 | Renowned filmmaker Errol Morris will compile this year's Top 10 program at IDFA. The festival will also be screening a retrospective of Morris's work.
More room for Rough Cut Projects at Forum June 4, 2015 | IDFA Forum is introducing a new category for its 2015 edition: Rough Cut Projects. Replacing the successful Work-in-Progress Screenings held in 2013 and 2014, the new category is organised in cooperation with IDFA's market Docs for Sale.

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The IDFA Award for most promissing project pitched @docmontevideo goes to WAR NAME: ALIAS YINETH by Daniela Castro & Nicolas OrdoƱez
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IDFA 2015 submission deadline is approaching fast! Please submit your documentaries before/on August 1. Entry form: http://t.co/HhyxWiiPYL
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