Pro Tools
•Register a festival or a film
Submit film to festivals Promote for free or with Promo Packages

FILMFESTIVALS | 24/7 world wide coverage

Welcome !

Enjoy the best of both worlds: Film & Festival News, exploring the best of the film festivals community.  

Launched in 1995, relentlessly connecting films to festivals, documenting and promoting festivals worldwide.

We are currently working actively to upgrade this platform, sorry for the inconvenience.

For collaboration, editorial contributions, or publicity, please send us an email here

User login


RSS Feeds 

Martin Scorsese Masterclass in Cannes services and offers


IDFA International Documentary Festival Amsterdam

The 23rd edition of the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA), the world's largest and most prestigious film event devoted exclusively to non-fiction film and media, will run from 17 - 28 November in the city of Amsterdam.


IDFA Programs Focus On Emerging Talents


While IDFA, the world's larget and most prestigious documentary film festival, brings back veteran directors year after year, this year there are some special programs focusing on emerging talents, both students and fledgling documentary filmmakers. More than 150 people – film students as well as starting filmmakers – from more than 25 countries will be taking part in the IDFAcademy. The emphasis of the program is to introduce the complexities of the documentary industry to those looking to make careers in the medium. Most of the meetings take a practical approach and deal with topics such as distribution, finance and presentation. The master classes cover the more creative aspects of documentary work. This mix of pragmatic knowledge and an appreciate of the documentary aesthetic is intended to encourage innovation, while also providing young filmmakers with the tools they need in order to have careers in the industry.

The IDFAcademy has already hosted two masters classes this past weekend. In the first, director and cinemotographer Leonard Retel Helmrich focused on the unique challenges of mounting documentary production and how to work with the subjects of one's film to gain their trust. The filmmaker and curator Pirjo Honkasalo, who has compiled this year’s Top 10 section in the Festival, presented her master class on Sunday, also surveying the trends and opportunities now open to emerging filmmakers, including the potential for digital distribution and marketing via the internet. Janus Metz, the director of the acclaimed Danish war documentary ARMADILLO, is  one of the film professionals who will be holding industry meetings with the new filmmmakers. Most of the programs are open only to IDFAcademy participants and are centered in Brakke Grond, one of the new locations this year.

Also this past weekend, in cooperation with the European Cultural Foundation, IDFA organized the first ever Doc Next. The goal of the program was to bring the ideas and vision of a new generation of European media-makers to the attention of a wide audience. Twelve short ilms by young European filmmakers are being screeened in advance of full-length films during the entire IDFA schedule. The commitment to working with young filmmakers is not restricted to the IDFA dates. Throughout the year, IDFA organizes the IDFA Documentary Workshop for emerging filmmakers. In the workshop, which started in May, eight participants developed an initial idea for a documentary into a documentary plan. Veteran documentary filmmaker Coco Schrijber,served as the regular supervisor of this year’s workshop. At the opening night of IDFA on 17 November, the winner of the Dutch Cultural Media Fund Award for Documentary, consisting of €125,000 for the realization of the best film plan, was awarded to Barbara Visser.

For complete information on IDFA, which runs through next Sunday, visit:

Sandy Mandelberger, IDFA Dailies Editor 



The Bulletin Board

> The Bulletin Board Blog
> Partner festivals calling now
> Call for Entry Channel
> Film Showcase
 The Best for Fests

Meet our Fest Partners 

Following News

Interview with EFM (Berlin) Director



Interview with IFTA Chairman (AFM)



Interview with Cannes Marche du Film Director
 dailies live coverage from

> Live from India 
> Live from LA
Beyond Borders
> Locarno
> Toronto
> Venice
> San Sebastian

> Tallinn Black Nights 
> Red Sea International Film Festival

> Palm Springs Film Festival
> Kustendorf
> Rotterdam
> Sundance
Santa Barbara Film Festival SBIFF
> Berlin / EFM 
> Fantasporto
Houston WorldFest 
> Julien Dubuque International Film Festival
Cannes / Marche du Film 



Useful links for the indies:

Big files transfer
> Celebrities / Headlines / News / Gossip
> Clients References
> Crowd Funding
> Deals

> Festivals Trailers Park
> Film Commissions 
> Film Schools
> Financing
> Independent Filmmaking
> Motion Picture Companies and Studios
> Movie Sites
> Movie Theatre Programs
> Music/Soundtracks 
> Posters and Collectibles
> Professional Resources
> Screenwriting
> Search Engines
> Self Distribution
> Search sites – Entertainment
> Short film
> Streaming Solutions
> Submit to festivals
> Videos, DVDs
> Web Magazines and TV


> Other resources

+ SUBSCRIBE to the weekly Newsletter
+ Connecting film to fest: Marketing & Promotion
Special offers and discounts
Festival Waiver service

User images

About IDFA International Documentary Festival Amsterdam

Online Dailies of the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam 


View my profile
Send me a message