Opportunities

Open Call | Film Project

Applications to the IDFA Bertha Fund can be made in a variety of different funding categories. Applications are open for IBF Classic programmes (Project Development and Production & Post Production). In all categories, the Fund is looking for films that use strong visual treatments to tell compelling stories and have the potential to reach a global audience.


IBF Classic offers development and production support to filmmakers from Africa, Asia, Latin America, Middle East, and parts of Eastern Europe.

Check eligibility for applicants and themes – Countries eligible for IBF Classic

IBF Classic – Project Development Contributions for project development during the early phase play a crucial role in starting up a project. The maximum contribution for project development is €5,000. A contribution for project development can be spent on research, the development of the screenplay and/or the production of a trailer. Applications have to be submitted by a director or producer from a country on the IBF Classic Country List and the contribution must be spent in a country on this list as well.

Next deadlines: June 10 and December 10, 2019. Read the regulations.

IBF Classic – Production & Post-production Financial support for production and post-production allows filmmakers to actual realize their projects. The maximum contribution for production & post-production is €17,500. These contributions can be spent on all forms of production and post-production, from filming and editing to making the documentaries suitable for screening in cinemas, on television and at international festivals. Applications have to be submitted by a director or producer from a country on the IBF Classic Country List and the contribution must be spent in a country on this list as well.

deadlines: June 10 and December 10, 2019. Read the regulations. more info: https://www.idfa.nl/en/info/ibf-application-categories