IDFA Bertha Fund to support production, distribution of docs coproduced with Europe

Application deadline: February 1, 2015/2016


IDFA Bertha Fund to support production, distribution of docs coproduced with Europe

The IDFA Bertha Fund is launching a new programme: IDFA Bertha Fund – Europe. It will support the production and distribution of documentaries made through co-productions between European producers and producers from developing countries.

IDFA Bertha Fund – Europe will offer support through two different categories to feature-length creative documentaries by filmmakers from Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Latin America and parts of Eastern Europe, that use a strong visual treatment to tell compelling stories and have the potential to reach a global audience.

In 2015, support for international co-productions will be offered to producers from EU countries that are coproducing with producers from countries on the DAC list, including Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Syria, Tunisia.

By bringing together the network and experience of IDFA Bertha Fund, IDFA and its markets, the programme aims to create synergy between producers from different continents and backgrounds with mutual benefits.

In the second year of the programme, 2016, support will be available for the distribution of documentaries from developing countries with international potential and that are made through European coproduction.

By creating a space for innovative plans that will be carried out in addition to traditional distribution, the programme wants to stimulate experiment, the implementation of new means of distribution and the exchange of best practices.

This new programme has been made possible with the support of the Creative Europe – MEDIA programme of the European Union. The programme will run for two years.

The deadline for an international co-production is February 1, 2015 and the deadline for the distribution of an international co-production is February 1, 2016.

Full regulations and guidelines are available here.

For questions please contact Isabel Arrate Fernandez at isabel@idfa.nl.

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