New deadlines for IDFA Bertha Fund

The IDFA Bertha Fund (IBF) has published new deadlines for applications for projects. Submissions to the Fund can be made in a variety of different funding categories. Upcoming deadline is October 31, 2017 for the category IBF Europe - Distribution of International Co-productions. Other deadlines are February 1, 2018 for the IBF Classic - Project Development and for the IBF Classic - Production & Post-production, and May 1, 2018 for the category IBF Europe - International Co-production.

IBF Classic offers development and production support to filmmakers in developing countries. IBF Europe aims to stimulate the collaboration between independent European producers and producers from developing countries. 


The contributions are per project:

  • IBF Classic – Project Development: up to € 5,000;
  • IBF Classic – Production & Post-production: up to € 17,500;
  • IBF Europe – International Co-production: up to € 40,000;
  • IBF Europe – Distribution of International Co-productions: € 30,000.

The IDFA Bertha Fund supports documentary filmmakers and festivals in developing countries. Its goal is to stimulate local film cultures and to turn the creative documentary into a truly global film art.

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