Key dates

Key dates

Looking to enter your film to the festival, or when our next training program opens up? Find an overview of key dates for filmmakers and professionals below. More to be added.

IDFA 2024
Festival dates: November 13–24
Updated entry regulations & FAQ available: Mid-March
Entries open: April 2

  • Early deadline for films: April 25
  • Second deadline for films: May 30
  • Final deadline for films: July 11
  • Deadline for performances: April 25

  • Deadline for new media projects seeking presentation support: April 25
  • Final deadline for new media projects: July 2

IDFA's Markets
IDFA Forum entry period: June 10–August 1
Docs for Sale entry period: June 10–September 9
Observer accreditation period: June 10–October 1

IDFA Forum dates: November 17–20
Docs for Sale dates: November 15–20
Industry program dates: November 16–20

IDFA Bertha Fund
IBF Classic has two entry windows: from early May to June 10; and from late October to December 10.

IDFA's training programs
IDFA Project Space NL will open for entries on March 25 and close on April 28.
IDFAcademy applications open on June 1 and close on August 1.