2015 saw one of our most exciting editions yet, with more professional guests than ever, more award winners than ever and attendance staying on par with last year's record numbers. We hope to welcome you in Amsterdam for IDFA 2016. Want to keep up to date with IDFA throughout the year? Subscribe to our Industry Newsletter.

Key dates for IDFA 2016

Look back at IDFA 2015


Listen to audio recordings of this year's Industry Talks and Extended Q&As, including talks from the theme programs Sounds Real and Benjamin Barber: Jihad vs. McWorld 2015.

Video Interviews

Interviews with renowned festival guests, including Top 10 compiler Errol Morris, as well as directors of the year's most talked-about films, created by the reporters of the IDFA Daily.

IDFA Daily

During the festival, the reporters of the IDFA Daily cover every aspect of the festival, bringing you interviews with renowned directors and upcoming talents as well as all the latest from the market floor.

Training & Education

Markets & Funding

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Meet us at the Berlinale and EFM February 3, 2016 | The Berlinale is only days away, and IDFA staff are gearing up for the festival as well as the European Film Market. Once again, IDFA is a collaborating partner in the EFM's Meet the Docs programme.
Help crowdfund Inseparables January 26, 2016 | The inseparable friends Tashi and Tshering have one big dream: to become part of the first Bhutanese national women's soccer team. Inseparables portrays their their path to this goal. The film was previously supported by the IDFA Bertha Fund. Now, directors Dorottya Zurbó and Arun Bhattarai need your help to finish their film.
Attend IDFAcademy Summer School January 15, 2016 | Entry for the IDFAcademy Summer School 2016, which will take place July 4-9 in the heart of Amsterdam, is now open.


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