Call for talents: IDFAcademy during IDFA 2024
Call for talents: IDFAcademy during IDFA 2024

Call for talents: IDFAcademy during IDFA 2024

Saturday, June 1
By staff

We are now accepting applications for IDFAcademy during IDFA, offering an intensive four-day program of knowledge-exchange and inspiration for selected filmmakers during the festival. The accreditation deadline is August 1, 2024.

Emerging documentary directors and producers who have proven their talent on a national scale and are ready to expand their careers internationally can now apply for the popular talent development program.

Taking place from November 14 to 17 in Amsterdam, IDFAcademy aims to stimulate filmmakers with the insight and expertise needed to develop their careers long-term. Participants can expect an enhanced offer of round table discussions, group sessions, and case studies, all geared towards learning about the fast-evolving international documentary market and helping participants develop a broad view of the sector. Other inspirational sessions connected to IDFA’s film selection—such as Filmmaker Talks with well-known directors and leading industry professionals—are also included. Social events will take place daily to encourage new collaborations and networking opportunities.

Former tutors and speakers

In recent years, IDFAcademy has connected participants with an extensive list of remarkable and established tutors and speakers. This includes the insightful expertise of Gianfranco Rosi, Gema Juárez Allen, Anand Patwardhan, Mikael Opstrup, Liselot Verbrugge, Joan Churchill, Estelle de Araujo, Wouter Jansen, Maite Alberdi, Claudia Tomassini, Karim Aïnouz, Lea Glob, and more.


The deadline to apply for IDFAcademy is August 1, 2024.

IDFAcademy: Accreditation details and more

Learn more about IDFAcademy here. For more information about accreditation guidelines, click here.