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.

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.
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IDFAcademy Summer School announces tutors and selection April 30, 2015 | The IDFAcademy Summer School has announced its 2015 participants and tutors. Renowned filmmaker Victor Kosakovsky will be among the tutors this year.

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IDFAindustry @IDFAindustry 9 hour ago
RT @danalinssen: @errolmorris to present Top 10 @idfa great news!!!
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IDFAindustry @IDFAindustry 9 hour ago
Proud to announce that @errolmorris will compile our Top 10! IDFA will also screen a Retrospective of his work. http://t.co/WJcXWmWxfg
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