Look back at IDFA 2016

With close to 3,000 professional guests and record attendance with some 280,000 film viewings, IDFA looks back on a very satisfying 29th edition. » More about the festival

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IDFA Daily

The IDFA Daily is your source of up-to-date news during the festival, featuring interviews with dozens of directors as well as news from the festival's industry events.

Video Reports

Interviews with the directors of the most talked-about films in the IDFA program as well as video reports from festival events.


Listen back to audio recordings of dozens of Industry Talks, Extended Q&As and other professional events held during IDFA 2016.

Markets & Funding

Alongside the festival, two documentary markets take place every November: Docs for Sale and 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
Meet us at the Berlinale and EFM January 31, 2017 | With the Rotterdam film festival entering its second half, IDFA staff is looking ahead to the Berlinale as well as its European Film Market. Once again, IDFA is a collaborating partner in the EFM's Meet the Docs programme.
Call for Entry: IDFA Bertha Fund December 22, 2016 | The IDFA Bertha Fund is looking for new creative documentary projects from developing countries for both its classic program and the IBF Europe distribution scheme.
Ally Derks receives Pioneer Award December 12, 2016 | Last Saturday, Ally Derks received a prestigious Pioneer Award from the International Documentary Association.
Open Call: Short Web Documentaries November 26, 2016 | IDFA and Jos de Putter from Deep Focus Web Documentaries invite entries for project proposals from talented (young) filmmakers.


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