Call for entry: IDFAcademy Summer School 2016. IDFA is looking for emerging documentary film talent!

IDFAcademy in de Brakke Grond,     juli 2015. Foto Nichon Glerum
IDFAcademy in de Brakke Grond, juli 2015. Foto Nichon Glerum


From July 4 through 9, 2016, IDFA is organizing the ninth edition of the IDFAcademy Summer School, a tailor-made training program for emerging filmmakers, taking place in Amsterdam and aimed at strengthening the narrative structure of documentary projects. Around sixteen projects from all over the world will be selected. The deadline for entry is March 1, 2016.

IDFAcademy Summer School offers the opportunity to meet and work with highly esteemed filmmakers and film professionals who will share their knowledge and experience with emerging film talent. The Summer School combines individual coaching with group sessions and an inspiring cultural program in a relaxed atmosphere. It offers two types of training possibilities: Script Development and Editing Consultancy.

Filmmakers who are selected have the opportunity to bring a sparring partner: a creative producer, a co-scriptwriter, or an editor in the case of participation in Editing Consultancy. If a project is selected, a participation fee for two persons of a total of €1,000,- (excluding VAT) or in case of one person for a total of €750,- (excluding VAT) is due. This fee does not cover travel and food expenses. For international participants accommodation is included. For projects supported by the IDFA Bertha Fund, the Fund will pay the fee, hotel costs and part of the travel costs.

Participants will be coached by eight international documentary experts. In previous years likesuch film professionals as Victor Kossakovsky (director, Russia), Gianfranco Rosi (director, Italy), Kate Townsend (executive producer BBC Storyville, UK) and Jesper Osmund (editor, Denmark) were tutors at the Summer School.

The entry form can be found here. For more information on attending the IDFAcademy Summer School, see