DOCS FOR SALE

Established in 1996, Docs for Sale has grown into one of the world’s premiere markets for documentary cinema. Every year, more than 250 TV buyers, sales agents, distributors and festival programmers convene in Amsterdam to watch a selection of the very latest and best documentaries available to the international market. Read more >>

New this year: IDFA Forum and Docs for Sale are partnering for a new category at the Forum: Rough Cut Projects. Replacing the successful Work-in-Progress Screenings held in 2013 and 2014, the new category will showcase around ten projects in the final stage of production.

Docs for Sale 2015 will take place November 20-27.

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IDFA is revamping its competitions September 1, 2015 | From the next festival edition, the IDFA juries will grant two awards in each competition: one for best documentary, and a special jury award. A new award will also be presented for the best international youth documentary. All jury awards will be presented on Wednesday, November 25.
Help crowdfund Laila at the Bridge September 1, 2015 | Against all odds, an Afghan woman risks everything to save heroin addicts in Kabul, and ends up also saving herself in Laila at the Bridge. The film was previously supported by the IDFA Bertha Fund. Now, directors Gulistan Mirzaei and Elissa Sylvia Mirzaei need your help to finish their film!
IDFA Awards given out in Durban, Montevideo and Sarajevo August 27, 2015 | Three IDFA Awards were handed out over the summer to promising projects pitched at three international film markets. As part of the awards, all winners will attend IDFA in November.

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IDFAindustry @IDFAindustry 1 day ago
Help directors Gulistan Mirzaei and Elissa Sylvia Mirzaei finish their IBF-supported doc #LailaAtTheBridge here: http://t.co/AFVe7VYPJ7
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IDFAindustry @IDFAindustry 2 days ago
@ElixirMediaProd @GrassRootsDocu Can you please send an e-mail to yorinde@idfa.nl with this question? Thank you!
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