The 24th International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) is set to take place in Amsterdam from November 16 to 27, 2011. During the 12-day documentaries marathon, more than 250 nonfiction features and shorts will be shown, running the gamut from international audience favorites to more esoteric artistic experiments that push the envelope on the genre. The film selection process is just beginning and you are invited to submit your nonfiction film for consideration. This filmmaker friendly festival charges no submission fees, and makes the submission process relatively easy. But you must meet submission deadlines:
- Films completed between August 1, 2010 and April 1, 2011 must be received by May 1, 2011.
- Films finished after April 1, 2011 must be submitted by August 1, 2011.
No exceptions are made, and applicants are encouraged to submit their films at the earliest possible moment.
For consideration, you must submit two DVDs of your film, together with the required submission form. DVD specifications and submission forms can be found at the IDFA Website, along with information about additional submission regulations, details about the various juried competitons and other aspects of the festival.
IDFA is argueably the world’s largest and most important documentaries festival. It’s a great place to have your film seen by industry professionals and genuinely enthusiastic audiences, and to meet and see the work of colleagues from around the world.