IDFA BERTHA FUND

The IDFA Bertha Fund, formerly known as the Jan Vrijman Fund, supports documentary filmmakers and festivals in developing countries. Its goal is to stimulate local film cultures and to turn the creative documentary into a truly global film art. » Read more

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Next submission deadline for IBF Classic: February 1, 2016
Next submission deadline for IBF Europe: February 1, 2016

Producers/directors from a country on the DAC-list: see IBF Classic below.
European co-producers of a project from a country on the DAC-list: see IBF Europe below.

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Bertha Foundation dreams of a more just world and supports forms of activism that aim to bring about change. Four pillars support the mission to create more progressive and just societies; Activism, Media, Law and Enterprise. By investing in the IDFA Bertha Fund the Foundation supports filmmakers and documentaries that make a difference. Independent cinema is essential for a free society. International development organisation Hivos supports independent documentary makers all over the world. IDFA puts film talent in the spotlight and gives artists a powerful voice, even in countries where freedom is not self-evident. Hivos takes pride in collaborating with the IDFA Bertha Fund.

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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