Training & Funding
IBF Europe

IBF Europe

The IDFA Bertha Fund (IBF) Europe – Minority Co-production funding scheme caters to documentary projects in all stages that have a director from a country on the IBF Europe Country List and that are realized through international co-productions between at least one European producer and one non-European producer. The maximum contribution per project is €40,000. The application must be submitted by the European co-producer and should involve a creative element (i.e., a key crew member or post-production service) from Europe.

Through IBF Europe Minority Co-production support, the IDFA Bertha Fund aims to encourage European producers (see MEDIA sub-program countries) to participate as co-producer in high-quality documentary projects by filmmakers from Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, Latin America, the Caribbean, and Oceania (see IBF Europe Country List).

Specific attention will be paid to applications by European producers from countries with limited national co-production funding schemes, or from countries that are not yet fully involved in international co-productions.

Deadlines: The next deadline is in 2025 and will be confirmed later. 

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


The next deadline is in 2025. The exact date will be communicated later. 

Requirements for projects

Requirements for applicants

Requirements for co-production structure

Requirements for financing

How to apply

After application


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