International Documentary Festival Amsterdam (IDFA)

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Reddit By Mladiinfo says: Conny Kristel Fellowship Call 2018 PhD Position in Computational Social Choice at the University of Amsterdam Similar Stories on August 28, 2010 at 12:31 am Pocket +1 ← UN Climate Change Fellowship Programme Tweet Deadline: 01/08/2010Call for documentaries.The 23rd International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam will take place from 18 to 28 November 2010.General entry requirementsNo fee is charged for entry.It is important to enter your documentary at the earliest possible moment.Format, language and versionIDFA accepts the following screening formats: 16mm and 35mm, HD Cam, Betacam SP PAL and Digibeta PAL. Presentation of other formats and video systems requires authorization from the Festival.Films and videos can only be shown at the festival if they have English commentary and/or English dialogue, or are in their original versions with English subtitles.If the documentary does not meet all of these requirements, it will not be eligible for selection.Entry requirements per sectionIDFA selects some 250 new documentaries each year, divided into various competition and non-competition programs.The General entry requirements apply to all program sections, unless it is stated otherwise below.IDFA Competition for Feature-Length Documentary– For films and videos longer than 60 minutes– Only world, international and European premieres are accepted; priority is given to world premieres– IDFA allows a maximum of two festival screenings prior to IDFA– national theatrical release is permittedIDFA Competition for Mid-Length Documentary– For films and videos between 45 and 60 minutes. (Please note that this was formerly between 30 and 60 minutes)– Only world, international and European premieres are accepted; priority is given to world premieres– IDFA allows a maximum of two festival screenings prior to IDFA– national theatrical release is permittedIDFA Competition for First Appearance– Open to first-time or second-time directors. When deciding whether this is your first or second film, IDFA not only counts your previously directed documentaries, but also fiction, animation and experimental films. Graduation projects from film schools or universities should be submitted for the IDFA Competition for Student Documentary (Section 5)– Open to both film and video documentaries of any length– Only world, international and European premieres are accepted; priority is given to world premieres– IDFA allows a maximum of two festival screenings prior to IDFA– national theatrical release is permittedIDFA Competition for Student Documentary– Open to (graduation) films for a film school/university. IDFA will not accept documentary exercises– Open to film and video documentaries of any length– Screening or broadcast in the Netherlands prior to the festival does not exclude the film, although priority will be given to premieresIDFA Competition for Dutch Documentary– Films from the IDFA Competition for Dutch Documentary section plus Dutch productions from the abovementioned competitions compete for the IDFA Award for Dutch Documentary (€5,000)– Open to Dutch productions– Only world premieres can be accepted– Open to film and video documentaries of any lengthReflecting Images: Best of Fests– International non-competition section containing films that have made an impact on the international festival circuit– Open to international productions– Open to film and video documentaries of any length– Screening or broadcast in the Netherlands prior to the festival rules the film out. Priority is given to world, international and European premieresReflecting Images: Masters– International non-competition section containing films made by renowned (documentary) filmmakers– Open to international productions– Open to both film and video documentaries of any length– Screening or broadcast in the Netherlands prior to the festival rules the film out. Priority is given to world, international and European premieresReflecting Images: Panorama– International non-competition section containing films that are thought-provoking in form and/or theme– Open to international productions– Open to film and video documentaries of any length– Screening or broadcast in the Netherlands prior to the festival rules the film out. Priority is given to world, international and European premieresParadocs– Paradocs is a program made up of experimental documentaries and documentary experiments. The form and content of these projects vary considerably from the conventional, dominant documentary formats suited to TV and the cinema– Paradocs is open to both film and video documentaries of any length, but also to video installations and other media which are not necessarily presented in a cinema– We also invite visual artists to submit their documentary projects– Documentaries may have been presented or broadcast in the Netherlands prior to the festival, but IDFA gives priority to premieresKids & Docs– Open to films or videos that capture the experiences of young people up to 13 years of age– Open to film and video documentaries of any length– Documentaries may have been screened or broadcast in the Netherlands prior to the festival, but IDFA gives priority to premieres– Documentaries will be presented to visitors and professionals. The documentaries will be presented with English commentary and/or English dialogue, or in their original versions with English subtitlesWorkshop Results– Open to documentaries realized from a plan developed during the IDFA Documentary Workshop– Open to film and video documentaries of any length– Screening or broadcast in the Netherlands prior to the festival does not exclude the film– Documentaries may be screened in the Dutch version, but an English version is preferredIDFA Doc LabIDFA Doc Lab is a program section at IDFA, investigating new technologies with which to represent reality and the relationship between new media, web culture and documentary.– open to all narrative documentary content, ranging from linear film to websites, mobile projects and installationsRequirements for films supported by the Jan Vrijman FundThe fund has the rights for the first screening in the Benelux and will enter the film for IDFA.All films made with financial support from the Jan Vrijman Fund will be taken into consideration for one of the regular sections as listed above. The General entry requirements and Entry requirements per section also apply to the Jan Vrijman Fund films.Deadlines1 May 2010 for documentaries completed between 1 August 2009 and 1 April 2010.1 August 2010 for documentaries completed after 1 April 2010.Juries and awardsAn international jury will select the winning film in the IDFA Competition for Feature-Length Documentary (consisting of € 12,500 and an IDFA Award). The jury has the option to grant a Special Jury Award (an IDFA Award).An international jury will choose the best documentary in the IDFA Competition for Mid-Length Documentary for documentaries between 45 and 60 minutes long (€ 10,000 and an IDFA Award).The IDFA Competition for First Appearance jury will pick the best debut (€ 5,000 and an IDFA Award).The IDFA Competition for Student Documentary jury will pick the best student film (€ 2,500 and an IDFA Award).A new international jury will grant the IDFA Award for Dutch Documentary to the best Dutch Documentary from the abovementioned competitions, plus from the IDFA Competition for Dutch Documentary (€5,000 and an IDFA Award).Festival audiences can also express their appreciation of the documentaries by voting in the Audience Award. The film rated highest will receive the Audience Award (€ 5,000 and an IDFA Award).A jury of young people (aged 15-18) will choose the best film in the DOC U! section (€ 1,500 and an IDFA Award). These films will be selected from the entire festival program.How to applyIDFA must receive two DVDs and a completed entry form.Your entry will only be accepted only if all the required materials and information are received on time.Two DVDs– The DVDs can be Pal or NTSC.– The DVDs should have an English, German or Dutch voice-over, dialogue or subtitles.Please send it to:International Documentary Film Festival AmsterdamFrederiksplein 521017 XN AmsterdamThe NetherlandsPlease go to the official website for more information. LinkedIn 0 I am afraid we are not able to answer this question, but you should refer it to IDFA http://www.idfa.nl/industry/Festival/film_entry/r… Good luckMladiinfo Is there a documentary market at the IDFA? I have a feature length project looking for completion funds or broadcaster affiliation.My documentary tells the story of the late disco singer Sylvester. Thank youTim Smyth The World Press Photo Digital Storytelling Contestlast_img read more