The International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam is one of the leading documentary festivals in the world.
Over the course of twelve days, more than 250 international documentaries are screened for a huge number of film lovers and professionals. For filmmakers, IDFA is the perfect place to screen their films to enthusiastic audiences in sold out cinemas. The festival is also an exciting meeting place for directors, producers, buyers, financiers and audiences alike.
IDFA is unique for its largely international film program, the variety of genres showing there, its politically committed program and the many European and world premieres featured each year. Add to that the presence of many filmmakers, sizeable audiences, all the discussions, workshops, masterclasses and the experienced staff, and it’s no wonder IDFA is the pre-eminent festival for creative documentaries.
The IDFA Bertha Fund offers support to documentary projects and festivals in developing countries, the IDFA Forum is Europe's biggest co-financing market for international documentary productions, and Docs for Sale is an international documentary market where buyers, sales agents and distributors can see a selection from the best creative documentaries of the past year. Together, these activities have propelled IDFA to its current, top-ranked status within the world of creative documentary cinema.
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