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The IDFA Bertha Fund is calling Classic and Europe


The IDFA Bertha Fund supports documentary filmmakers and festivals in developing countries. Next application deadline is February 1, 2015.

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The goal with The IDFA Bertha Fund is to stimulate local film cultures and to turn the creative documentary into a truly global film art. The fund supports documentary filmmakers in and from Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and parts of Eastern Europe by offering them financial contributions to develop and realize their projects. 

The fund is looking for new creative documentary projects from these countries, which can be submitted in the following categories:

  • (1) IBF – Classic: Project Development (max. contribution € 5.000);
  • (2) IBF – Classic: Production and post-production (max. contribution € 17.500);
  • (3) IBF – Europe: International Co-Production (contribution € 40.000)

The new program IDFA Bertha Fund – Europe supports the production and distribution of documentaries realized through co-productions between European producers based in a MEDIA sub-program country and producers from developing countries. For this category the applicant has to be the European producer.

Applications for documentary festivals are not accepted for the February deadline.

For the two IBF Classic categories there will be a second deadline in May. There are different regulations for every category. For the regulations, the online entry form and submission FAQ please visit the web site of The IDFA Bertha Fund

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