Call for Entry IDFA 2012

Het is vanaf dit moment mogelijk om je documentaireproject in te dienen voor IDFA 2012. Lees hier het bericht van Ally Derks.

The 25th International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam will take place in Amsterdam from 14-25 November 2012. Again, more than 250 documentaries will be selected, running the gamut from international audience favourites to artistic experiments along the fringes of the genre.

We would like to welcome you to submit your films for IDFA 2012. Yet  there are no fees involved, but please bear our deadlines in mind. Please also read about some important changes with regard to IDFA sections and eligibility below.

The first deadline is 1 May. This deadline is for all films completed between 1 August 2011 and 1 April 2012. The last deadline is 1 August, for all films finished after 1 April 2012. However, it is important to enter your documentary at the earliest possible moment.
We look forward to seeing you at our 25th anniversary!

Ally Derks
IDFA Director

Submit through MyIDFA
Films can be submitted using your MyIDFA account. You can use your MyIDFA account from previous years or create one, if you don’t have an account yet. This allows you to submit films and projects to IDFA, as well as to the Docs for Sale and FORUM markets. You can register for MyIDFA on our website.

Deadlines and regulations
– 1 May for films finished between 1 August 2011 and 1 April 2012
– 1 August for films finished after 1 April 2012

For more information about the selection criteria, please see our website under Regulations 2012.

Call for Entry | IDFAcademy Summer School | Deadline 1 April
From 18 June through 23 June 2012, IDFAcademy organizes the fifth edition of the Summer School: a tailor-made training program for emerging filmmakers, taking place in Amsterdam and aimed at strengthening the narrative structure of documentary projects.

IDFAcademy Summer School offers the opportunity to meet and work with highly esteemed filmmakers and film professionals who are willing to share their knowledge and experience with emerging film talent. The Summer School combines individual coaching with group sessions and an inspiring cultural program in a relaxed atmosphere. It offers two types of training possibilities: Script Development and Editing Consultancy. Participants will be coached by eight documentary experts from all over the world.

The deadline for submission is 1 April, 2012. Should you know of a filmmaker who you think is qualified and interested, please feel free to forward this message. For more information about IDFAcademy Summer School and how to apply, visit our website.

Additional Industry deadlines
The FORUM for International Co-financing of Documentaries
Deadline: 1 September 2012
Regulations and entry form for the various categories will be available in July 2012.

Docs for Sale
Deadlines: 1 April, 1 May and 1 August and 15 September.
Regulations and fees can be found on Docs for Sale Regulations and Fees.

Jan Vrijman Fund
Next deadline: 15 May 2012
Selection criteria, general regulations, categories and entry form can be found at Jan Vrijman Fund.

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