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Calls for IDFAcademy and IBF Classic submissions


The month of June is all about activating the documentary community: IDFA’s various departments are all gearing up to jumpstart activities for IDFA 2023. Read about IDFAcademy, IBF Classic, IDFA Markets and the IBF+NFF selection announcement below.

Call for IDFAcademy
IDFA’s Filmmaker Support department is now accepting applications for IDFAcademy during IDFA, offering an intensive four-day program of knowledge-exchange and inspiration for selected filmmakers during the festival.
➤ Find the open call here
Final call for IBF Classic submissions
IBF Classic offers development and production support to filmmakers from Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Oceania. Find more info and send in your submissions until June 10. More information on IBF Classic. ➤ Submit your project
IDFA Vondelpark: renovations in progress
IDFA is finally realizing a long-standing dream of an open and inclusive space for documentary film and art in Amsterdam. Read about the ongoing renovations and more on our website.
➤ Find out more
Save the date: Markets open for submissions on June 20
IDFA’s markets Forum, DocLab Forum, and Docs for Sale will open all submissions for its celebrated project presentations including rough cut and producers connection. Find 2023 info and mark your calendars!
➤ Read about IDFA Markets
IBF+NFF selection announcement
For the fourth year, the Netherlands Film Fund + IDFA Bertha Fund Co-Production Scheme will support two IBF-supported projects that have a minority Dutch co-producer on board. The NFF+IBF Co-Production scheme provides each €50,000.
➤ Read about the selected projects