IDFA Bertha Fund selects five projects for IBF Europe
IDFA Bertha Fund selects five projects for IBF Europe

IDFA Bertha Fund selects five projects for IBF Europe

IDFA Bertha Fund
Thursday, April 18
By staff

The IDFA Bertha Fund is delighted to announce the IBF Europe selection, awarding a total of €200,000 to five projects to help realize their documentary projects.

The selection underscores the Fund’s commitment to fostering equitable co-production practices, backing both previously IBF-supported and new projects. Having introduced a new structure in 2022, the IDFA Bertha Fund Europe – Minority Co-production funding scheme sets out to encourage European producers to participate as minority-producers in high-quality documentary projects by filmmakers from Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, Latin America, the Caribbean and Oceania. In addition to financial support, the Fund offers year-round opportunities for the selected projects to connect to IDFA’s professional network.

“From the beginning, IBF Europe has set out to not only give more agency, decision-making power, equality, and financial gain to projects coming from the IBF countries—but also to encourage fair co-production practices around the world. It’s truly encouraging to find both new faces and familiar filmmakers who have previously received IBF Classic support in our selection. We look forward to seeing their creative journeys unfold,” says Isabel Arrate Fernandez, Deputy Director, IDFA & Executive Director, IDFA Bertha Fund.

IBF Europe is supported by the Creative Europe – MEDIA programme of the European Union.

Selected projects

The Broken R

The Broken R

Ricardo Ruales

One of the selected projects must remain anonymous.

Selection committee

  • Bianca Oana (Producer at Monogram Film)
  • Christian Popp (Producer at TAG Film)
  • Heejung Oh (Producer at Seesaw Pictures)
  • Eliane Ferreira (Producer at Muiraquitã Filmes)
  • Isabel Arrate Fernandez (Deputy Director, IDFA & Executive Director, IDFA Bertha Fund)

Upcoming deadlines

The next deadline for IBF Europe – Minority Co-production scheme is in 2025 and will be confirmed later.