Accreditation Guidelines and Passes

Accreditation for IDFA 2016 is now open. Depending on your professional activities in the documentary field, IDFA offers a variety of passes providing access to the festival, IDFA’s markets Docs for Sale and IDFA Forum as well as the IDFAcademy program.

Guest Services will confirm the type of pass you are eligible for and send an invoice for any fees that you may incur. Please take note of our guidelines below before filling in your accreditation form.
 

Guidelines

Accreditation form: MyIDFA
Registration and accreditation takes place through MyIDFA, our online registration system. You can use the same login code you used last year. If you've forgotten your password, please click on “forgot your password” in MyIDFA. Please submit the completed accreditation form and upload a digital passport-size photo (JPEG) in the upload section of MyIDFA. This photo will be used for your festival pass and for the online guest list.

Registration after October 10
IDFA will charge an extra €20,- for all accreditation submitted after October 10. The processing of your forms as well as your listing on our online guest list may also be delayed when you apply for accreditation after this date.

Cancellations
If you need to cancel, please notify us as soon as possible. It is only possible to cancel in writing. For further information, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Discounts
Members of EDN, DDG, DPN and the Human Rights Film Network, as well as Documentary Campus alumni may be eligible for discounts. Click here for more information.

Contact
Guest Services: David Leenders, guestservices@idfa.nl
Press Office: Laura van Halsema
IDFA Program Department: Martijn te Pas
IDFA Forum: Yorinde Segal
Docs for Sale: Laurien ten Houten
IDFAcademy: Meike Statema

Passes 2016

Jump to:
• Guest Pass 
• Guest Pass Light 
• Press Pass 
• IDFAcademy Pass 
• IDFA Forum Pass 
• Docs for Sale Acquisition Pass
• Docs for Sale Participant Pass
 

Guest Pass

€240 excl. 6% VAT

This pass gives access to:
• all regular IDFA screenings and the Masterclass (with a free ticket);
• all industry screenings (no ticket needed: first come, first served);
• the Industry Talks;
• the services of the Industry Office;
• the daily Guests Meet Guests drinks;
• the Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, November 23;
• company profiles, strand profiles, biographies and contact information of accredited guests through our online guest list.
 

Guest Pass Light

€125 excl. 6% VAT

This pass gives access to:
• a €2.50 discount on tickets for all regular IDFA screenings and the Masterclass (one ticket per screening per pass);
• all industry screenings (no ticket needed: first come, first served);
• the Industry Talks;
• the services of the Industry Office;
• the daily Guests Meet Guests drinks;
• company profiles, strand profiles, biographies and contact information of accredited guests through our online guest list.
 

Press Pass

€50 excl. 6% VAT

This pass gives access to:
• all regular IDFA screenings and the Masterclass (with a free ticket);
• all industry screenings (no ticket needed: first come, first served);
• the press viewing booths at Docs for Sale
• the Industry Talks;
• the services of the Industry Office;
• the daily Guests Meet Guests drinks;
• the Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, November 23;
• company profiles, strand profiles, biographies and contact information of accredited guests through our online guest list.
 

IDFAcademy Pass

€210 excl. 6% VAT

IDFAcademy is open to emerging filmmakers and producers, with a maximum of 80 participants. Selection will be based on the information you provide and will be made by the end of October.



This pass gives access to:
• the official IDFAcademy program, held November 17-20;
• all regular IDFA screenings and the Masterclass (with a free ticket);
• all industry screenings (no ticket needed: first come, first served);
• the Industry Talks;
• the services of the Industry Office;
• the daily Guests Meet Guests drinks;
• the Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, November 23;
• company profiles, strand profiles, biographies and contact information of accredited guests through our online guest list.
 

IDFA Forum Pass

€350 excl. 21% VAT

Due to high demand, the number of participants is limited to one participant per production company. All observer accreditations will undergo a selection process. Please check Attend the IDFA Forum to see if you are eligible for accreditation.

This pass gives access to:
• the three-day IDFA Forum for co-financing international documentaries, held November 21-23;
• the IDFA Forum opening reception on November 20;
• the IDFA Forum lunches during the IDFA Forum days;
• all regular IDFA screenings and the Masterclass (with a free ticket);
• all industry screenings (no ticket needed: first come, first served);
• the Industry Talks;
• the services of the Industry Office;
• the daily Guests Meet Guests drinks;
• the Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, November 23;
• company profiles, strand profiles, biographies and contact information of accredited guests through our online guest list.
• the daily Docs for Sale Happy Hour
 

Docs for Sale Acquisition Pass

€150,- excl. 21% VAT

This pass gives access to:
• the viewing booths at Docs for Sale (reservation is necessary), which include the full Docs for Sale 2016 catalogue;
• a one-year subscription to the Docs for Sale Online catalogue;
• the daily Docs for Sale Happy Hour;
• the Docs for Sale lobby;
• all industry screenings (no ticket needed: first come, first served);
• the Industry Talks;
• the services of the Industry Office;
• the daily Guests Meet Guests drinks;
• the Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, November 23;
• company profiles, strand profiles, biographies and contact information of accredited guests through our online guest list.
 

Docs for Sale Participant Pass

Available free of charge to one representative (producer, director or sales agent) of a film selected for Docs for Sale. Additional Docs for Sale Participant Passes can be purchased for €65 excl. 21% VAT.

This pass gives access to:
• the Docs for Sale lobby;
• the services of the Meet the Pros meetings;
• the daily Docs for Sale Happy Hour;
• the Industry Talks;
• the services of the Industry Office;
• the daily Guests Meet Guests drinks;
• the Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, November 23;
• company profiles, strand profiles, biographies and contact information of accredited guests through our online guest list.
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