Created in 1988, IDFA is the largest documentary festival in the world. Its aim is to promote creative documentaries with an innovative and socially relevant point of view and present them to the widest possible audience. It started as a small festival and currently, during the eleven days it lasts, it projects more than 200 documentaries. In addition, it also organizes workshops, debates and forums. It hosts more than 3,000 industry professionals in Amsterdam for eleven days full of film screenings, interactive documentaries, industry events, debates and more.
Competitions and awards:
IDFA Competition for Feature-Lenght Documentary:
IDFA Competition for First Appearence:
IDFA Competition for Mid-Length Documentary:
IDFA DocLab Competition for Digital Storytelling:
IDFA DocLab Competition for Immersive Non-Fiction:
IDFA Competition for Dutch Documentary:
IDFA Competition for Short Documentary:
IDFA Competition for Student Documentary:
IDFA Competition for Kids & Docs:
IDFA Competition for Creative Use of Archive:
VPRO IDFA Audience Award:
NPO Fund - Karen de Bok Talent Award:
FRONTLIGHT: Documentaries about stories not covered by the mainstream media
LUMINOUS: Documentaries that seek a strong cinematic experience
IDFA DocLab: Around new technologies
IDFA ON STAGE: Between documentary cinema and the performing arts.
PARADOCS: Experimental documentaries
MASTERS: New works by established filmmakers
GUEST OF HONOR GIANFRANCO ROSI: RETROSESPCETIVE & TOP 10 BEST OF FESTS:
Catalan Films & TV organizes a series of Catalan productions at the festival.
Festival with two deadlines. Catalan Films & TV is in contact with the programmers throughout the year and organizes two submissions coinciding with the deadlines set by the festival.