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04 January 2011

Reminder: Call for Entry Jan Vrijman Fund | Call for Entry: Docs for Sale

04 januari 2011

Dear documentary professional

First of all, we would like to wish you a happy and inspirational New Year!

The 2010 edition of IDFA was a great success. Almost 2.500 guests attended the festival, more than 180.000 tickets were sold and net receipts increased by almost 10%. IDFA's markets, The FORUM and Docs for Sale, were well attended and productive as ever.
IDFA 2011 may still seem far off (16 - 27 November), but IDFA is now active throughout the year with Docs for Sale online, workshops for Dutch filmmakers and the IDFAcademy Summer School. The first round of the Jan Vrijman Fund is also rapidly approaching.

2011 Deadlines:

Jan Vrijman Fund first round: 15 January

Docs for Sale online first round: 1 February

First deadline entries for IDFA festival: 1 May - The entry form will be available online by mid March. Information on the IDFAcademy Summer School will be announced shortly.
We look forward to receiving your inspiring documentaries and projects!

Warm regards,

The IDFA team

Call for Entry: Docs for Sale Online

As Docs for Sale online enters its third year, it is increasing the number of deadlines: from 2011, new films will be put online every month. This gives suppliers ultimate flexibility when launching their films, without having to wait for a market or festival. It also means buyers can easily keep up-to-date with the latest productions, thanks to the Docs for Sale online catalogue.

The first deadline in 2011 is 1 February. Films submitted during this round will be put online at the beginning of March. Please go to our website to view the regulations and all upcoming deadlines.

Reminder: Call for Entry for the Jan Vrijman Fund

The aim of the fund is to stimulate local film cultures and to transform creative documentary into a truly global film art form. The deadline to submit a project for the first selection round of this year is 15 January 2011. For the new regulations, the online entry form and Frequently Asked Questions, please visit our website. Please note that different regulations and documents apply to the different categories. All documents can be sent digitally, attached to an e-mail, to

Submit with MyIDFA

In order to submit a documentary or a project, you will first have to create a MyIDFA account, or use your MyIDFA account from previous years. This will allow you to submit films and projects to Docs for Sale Online or the Jan Vrijman Fund.

You can login or register for our website.

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